Tools for Microsoft Office
Automated time savers that run on Mac & PC
Each AuthorTec tool is a Word add-in that will run with:
PC Office 2016, 2013 and 2010
Mac Office 2016
Each tool performs one primary task.
AuthorTec Tools for Office are free!
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Close Word. Download. Save and run the install. Open Word.
This Word add-in will generate Alt Text for screen readers, and it makes it easy to review and edit Alt Text.
“Screen readers are software programs that allow blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display.” -- American Foundation for the Blind
In a Word document the text a screen reader “reads” is obviously the text contained in the body of the document.
But what about pictures, graphics, charts, etc. that are also in the document – how are they described by the screen reader?
The answer is “Alternative Text” (Alt Text) that gets associated with each special object and that the screen reader “speaks” to the end user.
Alternative Text for each inserted object has two parts:
- A title for the object, which is read to the user
A description with more detail, that can be optionally read
Creating these two pieces of readable data for every picture, chart, shape, SmartArt, table, etc. in a document can be a time consuming and expensive process… and that is where AuthorTec Accessibility helps.
AuthorTec Extract Objects
This Word add-in copies selected objects and text from the open Word document and pastes the copied content into another Word document.
Quickly find and copy multiple items from one document for use in another document.
AuthorTec File Doctor
NEW! Covert a PDF to .docx
This Word add-in now assists you with four major tasks – renaming files, converting Word files to other document formats, adding password protection for opening and editing Word documents, and converting PDF files to .docx Word files.
All of these functions can be performed on multiple files and saves you from having to perform the tasks manually, one file at a time.
AuthorTec Find'n Highlight
This Word add-in searches your document for a list of potential words or phrases that you indicate, and highlights any that are found.
Use the easy method provided to locate the highlighted words, alter them if you wish, and then move to the next highlighted text with a simple click.
Build and Save your custom list of words and phrases, and begin a new search by loading one of your custom lists.
AuthorTec Insert Docs 'n Pics
This Word add-in allows you to import, resize and border documents, images and PowerPoint into the open Word document on your screen.
AuthorTec Insert streamlines the process of importing and properly placing imported objects into an open Word document because you can:
- size and border the imported items at the same time
import multiple items at once
- import all or selective slides
NEW Feature update:
Based on user feedback, AuthorTec Insert will now insert any file type as a “Document”. There is no longer a restriction to just .doc, .docx, or .docm formats.
This is a great for people writing technical documents about computer products/software.
- This opens up inserting .txt, html, and many other files such as VBA code files or Java Script code files, that can be simply inserted as plain text.
This Word add-in quickly fixes broken picture links by correcting the linked folder path or changing the type of link on the Pictures.
While using linked images reduces file size, those links are easily broken - when you:
- Change the directory location of the images
Email the file to someone outside your organization
The unhappy result is a red X that replaces each linked image in your document. Use AuthorTec Link to fix that problem fast.
AuthorTec Quick Styles
This Word add-in allows you to rapidly customize Quick Styles in Microsoft Word.
By mastering the Quick Styles access panel on Word's Home tab ribbon you will eliminate formatting headaches and save time.
With AuthorTec Quick Styles you can:
- Customize the Quick Styles you see on the Home tab
- Create custom Quick Styles for a specific document
Save your custom Quick Styles for use in new documents
AuthorTec Resize Images
This Word add-in makes it a snap to resize all or selective images and add or remove borders around the images.
Open your Word file.
Bring up Word's Insert tab ribbon.
Use the AuthorTec Resize Images button to resize your images fast!
AuthorTec Save Pictures
This Word add-in extracts from any Microsoft Word document embedded or linked objects such as Charts, SmartArt, Pictures, Equations, etc. and creates picture files of them.
You can choose which objects to extract in three ways, all of them, or all from a selected range in the document, or individually marked items.
This Word add-in gathers the stats about every aspect of your open document with one click and displays everything in one convenient dialog box.
No more needing to click multiple tabs to gather relevant data about 23 different aspects of an open Word document, including:
- Bookmarks, Charts, Characters No Spaces, Characters With Spaces, Comments, Equations, Foot/End Notes, Lines, Pages, Paragraphs, Pictures Embedded, Pictures Linked, Sections, Shapes, Shapes (grouped), SmartArt, Styles, Tables, Textboxes, Unresolved Changes, Video, Words, Styles
This Word add-in provides ready to use custom table styles. Easy to modify. Re-usable in new documents.
Enter your custom table styles into the AuthorTec templates.
Format them as you wish including fonts, styles, cell formatting, row and column banding, colorization, and anything else you need.
Give each custom table you create a unique name.
Insert your custom AuthorTec Tables from the Insert tab in Word.
AuthorTec Update Styles
This Word add-in allows you to rapidly apply updated styles from a master template to one or more documents.
You can store one or more master templates and select the master style template you wish to use from the pull-down menu on the Update Styles dialog.
Learn from MVPs about working with styles in Word
Take a look at our Blog Library to find articles that provide insight and tips for everyone who uses Word.
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