You can pay for the Essential Macros via PayPal or you can choose to receive an invoice. The collection will be despatched within 48 hours of receipt of payment.

It is strongly advised that you check whether you are able (or have permission to) download and save/use this macro-enabled template. Natalie Lawrence Limited is not liable for purchases that are made for use on devices that cannot enable macros.

As of October 2020, Microsoft has still not enabled the use of custom macros and tabs for its Office packages for mobile devices or Office 365 online. Please do not buy the collection if you only want to use macros for the online or tablet versions of Microsoft Word; they will only appear on the desktop versions.

If buying for a company, please check its policy regarding macro-enabled templates; companies can disable enabling third-party macros on their Microsoft Office versions. If this is the case, you will not be able to use this file until this setting has been changed.

You will need to know where to save "Essential Macros" on your computer. If you don't know the location,  this PDF guide will explain for both Windows and Mac users. 

Multi-computer use:

Only one download per company is required. The same file can be installed on multiple computers within an organisation. 

Lipsum Text Generator - Mac users:

Mac users will need the additional Lipsum Text file in order to use the Lipsum Text Generator macro. This will be supplied free of charge after purchase; please mark the option "Macros will be used on Mac computers" when buying the macro file.

IT requirements:

"Essential Macros" was tested in Microsoft Office 365 (Windows and Mac) and has been written to be compatible with Microsoft Word 2010 and later versions. 

I encourage all users to test the Essential Macros out on non-essential documents first to familiarise themselves with the macros and save documents regularly. Send in any questions or report issues - give as much detail as possible. 


If buying for use on company devices, it is advised that buyers speak to the IT administrator or department prior to buying "Essential Macros". If your company has configured Microsoft Office to block all files that contain macros, this file will not work on affected Microsoft Word apps.

Natalie Lawrence Design is not a company of IT or networking professionals. If your firm has particular or complex IT network systems and specific requirements of where external files should be saved, you should consult your IT department before buying "Essential Macros". Natalie Lawrence Design cannot advise on an individual or company's IT issues.