Word InputBox Call Macros | VBA Macro #27

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Macro Intro

More Macros More Buttons. If you create enough macros you will begin to question if a button needs to be created for each one. It is overwhelming when there are too many custom macro buttons to select from. This also makes navigating to run a specific macro difficult. To address this issue, we created the macro Word InputBox Call Macros! This Word macro displays an InputBox with a list of macros that can be called. To call a specific macro just enter in the leading number and click ok. The concept of this macro is simple and helps you stay organized storing all macros within one button. Having only one custom button makes navigating much easier and creates a more consistent approach to calling macros. It is easy to memorize what leading number calls what macro to run. Just type that number and hit enter! To get started with this macro just make updates in the code to the display labels and map a leading number to a macro to be called.

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Here is the code for this macro. Make sure the following References are setup before running it: Visual Basic For Applications, Microsoft Word 16.0 Object Library
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'Leverage & Lean "Less Clicks, More Results"
Sub InputBoxCallMacrosFreeMacro()
' Means variable is in use
Dim Action As String '
Dim Macros As String '
On Error GoTo LeverageLean

Macros = "1. Macro #1" & vbNewLine & _
         "2. Macro #2" & vbNewLine & _
         "3. Macro #3" & vbNewLine & _
         "4. Macro #4" & vbNewLine & _
         "5. Macro #5"
Action = InputBox(Macros, "Call Macros")
If Action = "" Then Exit Sub
If Action = "1" Then
'Call Macro1
ElseIf Action = "2" Then
'Call Macro2
ElseIf Action = "3" Then
'Call Macro3
ElseIf Action = "4" Then
'Call Macro4
ElseIf Action = "5" Then
'Call Macro5
End If

Exit Sub
MsgBox (Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & "Don't hesitate to email me: brentschneider@leveragelean.com")
End Sub
'Stay Awesome

Insider Content

Here is the Insider code for this macro. This macro is designed to loop through the Module named Macros in your VBA Project to find all the existing macros (excluding the Insider macro) automatically populating then into the InputBox to quickly run. Make sure the following References are setup before running it: Visual Basic For Applications, Microsoft Word 16.0 Object Library, Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Extensibility 5.3


These segments of code can be customized to personalize this macro.
Update the Macro # strings to names or descriptions of the macros that will run based on the corresponding number indicated in the Inputbox.

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