Fahim wrote a macro which can be accessed directly from the current document and which highlights adverbs, passive words, overly used words and cliches/misused words. It runs fairly fast – completed a 90,000+ word document in about 30 seconds.
To use, first download the Macro.txt file. Then open Word, go to Tools – Macro – Macros … and click on the Create button. This should open up the macro editor. Simply copy the code, paste it in and click the Save button and then close the Macro Editor. You should be done When you want to run it, you go back to Tools – Macro – Macros … select the FAF_WordHighlighter macro and click the Run button – it will process the currently open document.
If you have any problems, you can post it here or on Fahim’s forum or email Fahim directly at fahimf at gmail dot com.
I hope you enjoy!
ETA: I deleted the code from this entry because formatting was altered, which resulted in unusable code. Better to copy and paste directly from the text file, which of course is unformatted text and will work.
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