Re: Word macro question (VBA)

Subject: Re: Word macro question (VBA)
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:26:03 -0800

I dislike new Word muchly for its handling of macros. If you can open the macro in your VBA editor in the old template, then copy and paste the macro from there. In Word (Office 2019, or whatever that is on my computer), go to View and open a macro to edit it or record a new macro. Just record and stop recording to get a new VBA space. Copy your macro in there.

I can bring up the macro in VBA from the open Word macro doc, and also from that doc I'm able to right-click / edit the active fields to see what's connected to what.

But I haven't found an easy way to just "move" the macro from one version to the other. My preference is to start with the fresh template (new rev) and just import the macro lock, stock, and barrel.

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