Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Count Words and Display Progress Bar

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to display a progress bar while counting the number of words in Word documents. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the things that a writer does is keep track of words. This is not so much because one gets paid by…


Weekend Scripter: Convert Word Documents to PDF Files with PowerShell

Summary: Windows PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about using Windows PowerShell to convert Word documents to PDF files en-masse. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today’s blog is brought to you by Windows PowerShell MVP and honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney. Previous blog posts by Sean Kearney Take it away Sean… My boss looks…


Easily Unblock All Files in a Directory Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to unblock all files in a directory. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today is the day. As those of you who have been reading the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog on a regular basis know, today is the speaker’s dinner (and scripting…


Use PowerShell to Autocomplete Word Built-in Properties

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to automatically complete the Microsoft Word built-in properties. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Registration for the Charlotte PowerShell Saturday event to be held on September 15, 2012 is underway. (Incidentally, that is the day after my birthday. The speakers dinner at…

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Find All Word Documents that Contain a Specific Phrase

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses using Windows PowerShell to search a directory structure for Word documents that contain a specific phrase. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Exciting news—actually two pieces of exciting news. This month, I am starting a new series. I call it PowerTips, and each day, I will have…


Use PowerShell to Discover Network Information from Shares

Summary: Guest blogger, Niklas Goude, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to discover valuable network information from shares and file metadata. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We now come to Part 3 of Security Week with another guest blog by Niklas Goude. Niklas Goude is a Security Consultant at TrueSec and an MVP…


Use PowerShell to Add Bulk AutoCorrect Entries to Word

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell and a CSV file to add bulk AutoCorrect entries to Microsoft Word. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Microsoft TechEd 2012 in Orlando, Florida is over—well, basically over. Luckily, the Scripting Wife and I were invited by one of the Windows PowerShell…


Use PowerShell to Add AutoCorrect Entries to Word

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to add AutoCorrect entries to Word. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Cool. Tonight is the Microsoft TechEd 2012 closing party in Orlando, Florida. This year the party is at Island of Adventure, and the Scripting Wife has been “chomping at the…


Use PowerShell to Create a Word Table that Shows Fonts

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create a Word table that shows different fonts. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. We are half finished with Microsoft TechEd 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Last night was Community Night, and it was great to host dozens of scripters at the Scripting…


Use PowerShell to Create a Character’s Word Document

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to create a Word document that displays all characters in a font. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. If it is Tuesday, I must still be at TechEd 2012 in Orlando, Florida. In fact, this morning at 10:30 I have an autograph…