Word InputBox Call Macros | VBA Macro #27

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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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The Code

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

***FYI this VBA code is the exact same for other applications Excel and Outlook!
'Leverage & Lean "Less Clicks, More Results"
Sub InputBoxCallMacros()
' Means variable is in use
Dim Action As String '
Dim Macros As String '

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

End Sub
'Stay Awesome

Macro Monday

Here is the Macro Monday video this macro was featured in. Watch this video to learn how to get the most out of this macro and start using it today!


These lines of code can be customized to personalize this macro.
7 through 11 Macros = “1. Macro #1” & vbNewLine & _ Update the Macro # text to display a label to map a macro to a leading number.
16 through 26 If Action = “1” Then In the code line with the action Call remove this comment and enter in the macro name to be associated with a specific leading number.

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