Where are macros stored?

  Pine Man 10:35 10 Feb 2007

XP SP2 Office Pro 2003.

I have created a macro in Word which I want to save before a clean install of my o/s etc. Does anybody know where I can find it?

  VoG II 11:11 10 Feb 2007

By default macros are stored in normal.dot the default document template.

To find normal.dot you may need to enable viewing of hidden files and folders:

1. Click Start.
2. Click My Computer.
3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
4. Select the View Tab.
5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Click Yes to confirm.
7. Uncheck the Hide file extensions for known file types.
8. Click OK.

Search for Hidden Files
By default, the Search companion does not search for hidden files. Because of this, you may be unable to find files, even though they exist on the drive.

To search for hidden or system files in Windows XP:

Click Start, click Search, click All files and folders, and then click More advanced options.

Click to select the Search hidden files and folders check boxes.

  Pine Man 11:51 10 Feb 2007

Many thanks - got it!

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