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
This toolbox started at my last (full-time, non-contract) employer (2007-2017). I had 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 front-end forms to some and/or placed them onto the Word ribbon (only for Word 2010 onwards). Using my general hodge-podge way that I code, the merged mess became the first incarnation of Mike’s Document Toolbox for Word. It was referred to as “Mike’s Toolbox” and I’ve kept this shortened variation of the name throughout this website and in the documentation.

In short, this add-in will (hopefully) save you hours of frustration in trying to fix and/or change Word documents – whether you’re a technical author (like myself), a power Word user or just someone who wants a simple add-in that will make your use of Word that little bit easier.

Current Version

The most recent version – v2.2 *Final* – was released on May 15th 2018. Which just happened to coincide with my Dad’s 70th birthday!

You can get it from the Download page.

Manual / Caveats

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