When it comes to applying 5s on a computer our guide is simply.
Automate what you can and Standardize what you can’t!
Automate because computers are much more consistent then we are. Relying too heavily on our own abilities to remain organized is foolish. We may be able to maintain a strong level of organization for a short period of time but no one has the will power to do this for the long term. When we get busy and stressed, we cut corners and for good reasons. We prioritize other’s needs over keeping organized and clutter free in our own world.
Computers are better at maintain the organization for us because they are not emotional like us. Computers just process the task without factoring in the pressure to work faster and perform.
Automation is not always possible so the next best thing is to standardize how we store files, name folders, and process emails. The process to standardize is laborsome but the results is the ability to be dangerously consistent.
Being organized allows us to go fast when working on our computers.
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In regards to Word Create Outlook Email with Selected Text | VBA Macro #29
This is so perfect!
Thank you so much!
At my job, we recently switched over to Office 365.
Previously we had an email template that we could fill out (using field codes [select all+F9]) but that is no longer available in Office 365, as only Word has the Field Code capability now.
I was trying to find some sort of solution using Word, and yours was the best thing I could find on the web!
YOU are the awesome one!
In regards to Excel Find and Replace across Multiple Word Documents | VBA Macro #30 and custom work.
The use case for CheckTheBible.com was to convert all the variations of Bible verse codes (B C:V - Book Chapter:Verse) in any text to a standardized code. For example, "John 17:21" should be "Joh 17:21." Once the variations are converted, then the next step is to convert them to a markdown language so they can be used in Obsidian.
I found Brent through his YouTube channel: Leverage & Lean (https://www.youtube.com/LeverageLean). Out of all the macro videos, the "Excel Find and Replace across Multiple Word Documents" video seemed like it could help automate a seemingly manual process.
I contacted Brent to see what could be done with my use case. From our first discussion, Brent has always been very understanding and patient with my situation and listened to my suggestions for improving the macro’s speed and efficiency.
Once he understood the end goal, Brent took my improvements to heart and ran with them. Now with this improved macro, I can take on any set of variables, modify a few words, and convert them to the final result. This custom macro searches Word Documents for Bible verse codes, uses a standardized list of 30+ thousand B C:V codes to convert to the markdown language automatically with 100% accuracy.
I have had a great experience working with Brent. Not only does he clarify expectations so it was set up for success, but most importantly, he has always come up with creative and comprehensive suggestions even outside the scope of macro building. Brent was really consulting me to do more than what I had thought possible.