One of the most effective start-up programs we ever used (right at the beginning of the personal computer revolution) was called, “Enable.” It included word processing, spreadsheets, a database, and a macro language that tied everything together. Enable has long since folded. But I never forgot how easy it was to create macros that magically typed out whatever block of text I wanted to say — canned excerpts that I could use over and over. Well finally – we’ve found an active substitute for Windows users. Basically, the second time you find yourself typing *anything*, you might as well create an Active Words macro. Check it out at