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…


Use PowerShell to Count Comments in Word Docs

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to count comments in Microsoft Word documents. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The process of writing often includes rewriting. In fact, I imagine that I spend more time rewriting stuff than I spent writing the original document—especially when I write a book….


Weekend Scripter: Add Comment to Word Doc

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to add a comment to a Microsoft Word document. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I spend a lot of time using Microsoft Word. In fact, I spend more time using Word than Microsoft Outlook—and that is saying something. Actually, it is saying a…


Use PowerShell to Add Table to Word Doc and Email as Attachment

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a document in Microsoft Word, add a table, and email the document as an attachment. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the cool things I like to do with Windows PowerShell is to combine multiple tasks so that it…


Add Custom Headers to Folder Full of Word Documents

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about reading a CSV file and adding custom headers to a folder full of Word documents. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The snow continues to befuddle the drivers around here, and as a result, the Scripting Wife and I are staying home. This has given me…


Use PowerShell to Add Headers to Word Documents

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to add headers to Microsoft Word documents. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It snowed in Charlotte yesterday. It was not really a surprise because the weather service did a good job of warning that it would happen. Although the Scripting Wife and…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to List Word Autocorrect Entries

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to list autocorrect entries for Microsoft Word.  Microsoft Word keeps messing up what I type, and I suspect it could be an autocorrect issue. How can I use            Windows PowerShell to list all the entries in Microsoft Word autocorrect?  Use the New-Object cmdlet to create an instance of…


Use PowerShell to Report on Exchange Online

Summary: Use the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to generate Exchange Online information. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I have a meeting with my manager, and this afternoon, I am meeting with a couple of teammates. The meetings will bookend another wonderful day of Windows PowerShell coolness. In honor of the meeting this…


Use PowerShell to Produce Mailbox Activity Report

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to produce a mailbox activity report for Office 365. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am sipping a cup of pomegranate black tea, and nibbling on a fresh blueberry scone. I am using my Windows Surface Pro 2 to check my email, and to make sure the Hey,…


Use PowerShell for Office 365 Reporting

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to query the Office 365 Reporting web service.  Hey, Scripting Guy! There are a lot of reports available via various buttons on the Office 365 Admin page, but only a few seem to have a cmdlet to back them up. Is there a way that I can use Windows PowerShell to automate…