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Normal.dotm Won't Adopt Macros & Code is Seen as Full of Bugs

MS's online help section for changing the template is worthless:

And this MS forum requires a lengthy process to enter anything:

This google group for MS word might eventually be use:

Here is my error encounter related to the template:

My employer created macros over the years that were working fine in his HP laptop newly installed with Vista and Office 2007.

One day they no longer worked.

Word 2007 refuses to allow me to replace the normal.dotm file with the file that has all the macros.

I have tried to paste the code into the normal.dotm file which works. But when I go to run the macro, bugs are detected and the macro will not run.

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    Also, excuse me for not realizing until now that this sub-topic was under Presario (which I find abit odd).

  • Will Doak Nov 17, 2008

    I (my wife, actually) has added a macro to a Word document based on my normal.dotx template. When I open a new document, the macro is available. I tried saving such a .docx document as normal.dotm, and Word says it can't do that. The error message says that either two instances of Word are running (not so) or that some other user is editing the document (also not so).

    My goal is to be able to pass this macro along to my coworkers. Can you tell me how to do that?




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It sounds like your Anti-Virus or Spyware is blocking and won' t allow access, it thinks its harmful, try turning off the Virus software installed, do your thing and then turn the software back on. If thats not it then your Software is damaged and you will have to install a new copy of Office. Good Luck.

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