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I had a macro command set up using WPx5. The computer on

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I had a macro command set up using WPx5. The computer on which that command was located is now gone south. I would like to set up a simple command to change font color, and assign that macro to a key stroke such as alt r, (change font color to red). I'm now using WPx7. Where do I look for instructions on writing such a macro?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your machine, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: I am using Window 10 on an HP laptop
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 month ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is***** will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.
I am researching the best and most concise answer to your question - and your question has been so well-stated that I don't think I will need to ask for further details. Expect another posting within about 10 minutes, I hope...

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 month ago.

To record the macro that you want, first of all:

1 Open a New (blank) document. Otherwise you may reformat the document you are currently editing.

Then, click - Tools

- Macro

- Record.
2 Choose the drive and folder where you want to save the macro.
3 Type a filename for the macro in the Filename box. (maybe the name 'CTRLR' ?)
4 Click Save.
5 Perform the action: setting the font color to Red.
6 Click - Tools

- Macro

- Stop.
Let me know whether that performs the function you want it to perform, please.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks Russel:
I had gotten that far on my own. However, I would like to assign the macro (play) to key(s) on my keyboard, so if I were to presss cttrl+"r", it would play the makro.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I cannot pursue it now, because I have an appointment in 20 minutes, and it will take 15 minutes to get there. Is it possible to reach you in the morning?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 month ago.

Have you saved a .WCM file named CTRLR.WCM ? for a Ctrl-R macro?

If so, in what folder did you save it? the default that came up when you went to save the macro?

Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 month ago.

Next morning is fine... anytime after 11:15 EDT zone time, will do.

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