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Productivity Tools for Microsoft Word

Powerful Word Add-Ins from DocTools

Skyrocket your productivity in Word with easy-to-learn, easy-to-use Word add-ins from DocTools

Overview of all available Word add-ins

Word Add-Ins from DocTools

What is the idea of using add-ins for Word?

As stated on the home page of wordaddins.com, Microsoft Word is the most powerful word processor ever developed. Microsoft Office is used by more than one billion users all over the world. If you are using Word in your daily work, you have most likely experienced several situations where you find the work more time-consuming or tedious than you like. It is where add-ins get relevant.

Add-ins can help you automate or streamline your work with specific tasks. This way, add-ins can not only work as productivity tools that help you save time. It can also help you improve the quality of documents. Mistakes you may make when performing a series of tasks manually can be eliminated by using well-prepared and tested tools that do the tasks for you.

The purpose of the DocTools Word add-ins is to function as such productivity software for Word. Each of the add-ins has been developed to assist you in your work with specific tasks in Word.

6 advanced productivity tools for Word – start saving time immediately

Below, you will be introduced to 6 powerful Word add-ins. Each of the add-ins can help you work smarter and increase your productivity in Word.

All the 6 Word add-ins below work with Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016, Word 2019 and Word for Office 365.
The add-ins are developed for PC/Windows and work with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office.

Try before you buy – 7-day FREE trial

To give you the chance to try out an add-in before you buy, I offer a 7-day FREE trial of each of the add-ins.
Get instant access and start boost your productivity in Word immediately.

How to learn more about the add-ins

Click a READ MORE button to learn more about an add-in. From the product-specific page, you can also get access to a free trial version. Follow the instructions on the page.

CrossReferenceManager

Simplify and speed up the management of cross-references even in your most complex documents

Productivity Tools for Microsoft Word - The CrossReferenceManager tools in the DocTools tab in the Ribbon

DocTools CrossReferenceManager is the perfect, time-saving tool for anyone who uses Word for writing contracts, scientific reports, technical reports, technical specifications, user manuals, academic dissertations and other documents in which cross-references are needed.

A lot of powerful and unique features: Insert text with multiple cross-references with a single click. Powerful tools to detect and repair cross-reference errors – and much more…

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DocPropertyManager

Manage document data and repeat data in Word fast and easy with custom document properties and DocProperty fields

Productivity Tools for Microsoft Word - The DocPropertyManager tools in the DocTools tab in the Ribbon

DocTools DocPropertyManager lets you quickly define data that can be inserted anywhere in the document with the click of a button. This way, you maintain data in one place only and you can repeat the data as many times you want. Lets you import custom document properties from any other Word document – and much more…

Useful in all kinds of documents – letters, contracts, scientific reports, technical reports, technical specifications, user manuals, academic dissertations, etc.

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ExtractChanges Pro

Extract insertions, deletions and comments from any Word document, incl. context and headings

The ExtractChanges Pro tools in the DocTools ExtractChanges tab in the Ribbon

DocTools ExtractChanges Pro is the perfect time-saving tool for anyone who is editing large contracts, specifications and similar documents and for anyone who participate in the review process of such documents. 

Batch compare a specific document with all documents in a selected folder in one operation – and much more…

Perfect for business, government, law, sales, finance, etc.

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AddBoilerplate

Generate complete documents in seconds from re-usable text or graphics

Productivity Software for Microsoft Word - The AddBoilerplate tools in the DocTools tab in the Ribbon

DocTools AddBoilerplate is a powerful tool that is both a time-saving document-generation tool for busy professionals and the simplest solution for standardizing documents and corporate language across entire organizations.

Create and select from an unlimited number of boilerplate, with precisely the content you want. With a single click of your mouse, insert any boilerplate – a word, a graphic, an entire page, or more – in any Word document.


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HighlightManager

Apply any highlight color or remove highlight in Word with a single click – customizable shortcuts

Productivity Software for Microsoft Word - The HighlightManager tools in the DocTools tab in the Ribbon

DocTools HighlightManager makes the work with highlight a lot easier and much more efficient. No more time spent on switching from one highlight color to another. You can apply or remove highlight via a dialog box that can remain open as you work. You can also apply or remove highlight via customizable keyboard shortcuts. The add-in includes powerful and unique capabilities.

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HighlightManager features compared with Word's built-in highlight features

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ScreenTipManager

Create screen tips in Word fast and easy – with up to 2040 characters
   

Productivity Software for Microsoft Word - The ScreenTipManager tools in the DocTools tab in the Ribbon

DocTools ScreenTipManager makes it fast and easy to create and edit screen tips in Word, something that is very tedious using the built-in functionality of Word. Screen tips may also be referred to as e.g. pop-up windows, pop-up tooltips, info tips or mouse-over explanations. The add-in includes several powerful and unique capabilities.



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4 free DocTools Word add-ins

I provide the Word add-ins listed below totally free of charge. Click a READ MORE button to learn more about an add-in. From the product-specific page, you can get access to a free download. Follow the instructions on the page. 

TIP: For an overview of which versions of Word the Word add-ins work with, see Which versions of Word do the individual add-ins work with? at the end of this page.  The specific page for each add-in includes version information about that add-in.

AddAutoCorrect

Adds AutoCorrect Options to right-click menu in Word 2013 or Word 2016

FREE

ExtractData

Extract acronyms, bookmarks, tracked changes or comments from any Word document

FREE

HideSpellingSuggestions

Hide spelling suggestions from right-click menu etc. in Word to train writing skills

FREE

Word Toolkit

Tools for advanced management of headers and footers in Word

FREE

Background stories for the productivity tools

Each add-in has its own background story. Most of them have been developed and continuously improved over a long time.

Some add-ins were born as tools I developed for myself to speed up my work in Word. As soon as I experience that I have to spend longer time than I like on a specific task – and especially if I know that I need to do the same kind of work repeatedly – I develop tools to automate the task. Some of the tools end as ready-to-use add-ins on this website.

Other add-ins were initially developed to fulfill a wish from Word users and customers.

In general, it requires a lot of work to take a Word add-in from a personal tool to a well-functioning productivity tool for general use.

On the pages for the individual add-ins, you will find a short story about the background for that specific add-in.

Related information

For an overview of the version history of each Word add-in, see Changelog.

If you have purchased license(s) to an earlier version of a DocTools Word add-in, you can continue to use that version even if a newer version is available. If you want to update to the newest version, see How to update a Word add-in from DocTools to the newest version.

For an overview of which versions of Word the the individual add-in works with, see Which versions of Word do the add-ins work with? The specific page for each add-in also includes version information about that add-in.

All DocTools Word add-ins are created for PC/Windows and work with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office. If you are using a Mac, see the FAQ page.

Learn more about the powerful productivity tools for Microsoft Word on the individual product pages you can access from the Products menu above.