Welcome to the homepage for my Word add-in (and other projects that I’ve coded and/or written articles for).

A bit of history
When I started at my previous employer back in 2007, I’ve been hacking away at various VBA (Visual BASIC for Applications) macros. Each of the macros were quickly knocked together, with some basic error checking (if you were lucky!) and uploaded onto the company’s TWiki. Each macro probably only fixed a small / particular annoyance within a set of documents and were most definitely created on an ad hoc basis.

In June/July of 2014, I merged all the separate macros, added in proper forms to some and/or placed them onto the Word 2013 ribbon and in the general hodge-podge way that I code, they became the first incarnation of Mike’s Document Toolbox for Word. Where I used to work, it was referred to as “Mike’s Toolbox” and I’ve kept this shortened name variation on this website and in my documentation.

In short, this add-in will (hopefully) save you hours of frustration in trying to fix and/or change Word documents.

Current version
The current version that you can download is: v2.0 – which was released on 30th November 2016.

Beta version (Use this instead)

As a result of my redundancy at the end of July 2017, I decided to put all work-related projects on-hold whilst I enjoy some time off.

I released a 95% complete Beta of v2.2 on my Trello board in June 2017, but I’ve also made it available on here too.

Mike’s Document Toolbox v2.2 (Beta)

The only caveat is that there are still a few teething issues: mostly with Word 2010 due to it not recognising commands that are related to functions that were only available under Word 2013 and Word 2016 – and a few other bugettes that I’ve spotted since that need investigating and fixing.

This beta will become the full version of the package at some point in early 2018. My apologies for the delay.

In December 2017, I updated all of the screenshots on this site with the new v2.2 ones so that you can see what’s changed.

The list of what’s left to do can be found on the following blog post.

Manual / Caveats

As with any other software release out there, please read the included documentation before you attempt to use this add-in. Whilst it is easy to use, there are a few configuration settings to setup if you’re a new user to make the toolbox easier to use.