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    MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Hello - When I click on toolbar macros I get error: Can't find project or library. Is there a fix for this problem? I cannot use supplied macros either. I recently upgraded to the 2000 version. I will appreciate any feedback.

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    What macros- are they ones you wrote, or third party macros?

    Where were they stored- in normal.dot or an add-in?

    Did you install to overwrite 97, to co-exist, or install to a new location?
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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Geoff - Thanks for your reply. On the toolbar the macros, which I made are named: Normal.NewMacro.[macro name]. I assume then that they are stored in Normal.dot. But I cannot find the macro name when I did a search. I installed over 97. Perhaps re-installing the program will help.

    Thanks again, RickM

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Rick,

    It may be that you have lost the macros in your normal.dot in the reinstall. If you had installed in a different place, or if you left the Office 97 environment intact, you would have had a better chance of finding the macros.

    How did you do the search?

    Alt+F11 will take you into the VB editor environment. Expand any trees on you left hand window. Double click on every bottom node. Is there any code in any of them?

    Failing that, see if there's any Normal.dot elsewhere- Under Windows Explorer- Tools, Find, Files or Folders, Normal.dot. If you find any, double click on them and have a look in VBE again- just in case there's an old one still hanging round.
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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Geoff - When I press Alt+F11 I get message: Could not find macro storage.
    There are several Norml.dot files. When I click on one it brings a window:
    C:Program Files/Microsoft/Templates/Norml.dot contains marcos [delete
    macros/enable macros]. The other file opens a Word page.

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    I can't shed light on the Alt+F11 message. I've seen it from time to time, but didn't ever work out what caused it. Someone else might have an answer to that.

    If you look under Tools, Options, File Locations, unser "User Templates" there's a path perhaps pointing at the normal.dot which you have found which does not contain macros. Change the location to the path of the other normal.dot, and see if the buittons recognise macros now.
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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Hi Rick,

    Go to Tools/Options/File Locations and note your User Template path.

    Locate all Normal.dot files, other than the one located in your User Template path and rename them. Any customizations located in the renamed Normal.dot files can be copied to your current Normal.dot via the Organizer (Tools/Templates and Add-Ins) One this is complete the renamed Normal.dot files can be discarded.

    Also note that it isn't a good idea to have multiple files named Normal.dot. Not only can this cause errors similar to what you have experienced, but they can start to be confusing after awhile. A change you may make to Normal.dot one day may not appear the next since Word is using a different Normal.dot. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    If this doesn't resolve the problem of your macro storage error, then I'd say the Normal.dot located in your User Templates path is corrupt. Rename it as the others and Word will create a new one upon starting. You can also try to replace it with a good Normal.dot copy you renamed previously.

    I'd try using the one that is giving you the "macros" message since that is probably where your missing macros are located. (of course make sure they are your macros and not a macro virus <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)
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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    BAM - Regarding Macro trouble. I have not yet did as you menioned previously. But I did a find: START FILES FILES OR FOLDERS and found two normal.dot files. One [with 79KB] is located at: c:windowsApplication dateMicrosoft templates. [OPENS TO BLANK DOCUMENT PAGE] when clicked. The second Normal.dot [85KB], when clicked opens to a window [with these words]: c:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplatesNormal.dot contains macros . . . choices Disable / Enable / More info. Maybe this is where the error exists. Thanks, Rick

    There are also 2 Normal .dot files listed as SHORTCUT

    THIS IS PROBABLY CLEAR AS MUD, RIGHT !

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    I don't know if this helps, but - the normal.dot at c:windows ... etc is (I believe) in the default location for O2K; the one in crogram files ... etc is (I Know) in the default location for O97 - try renaming the one in the c:windows location (which is the one I think Word is looking at) and copying the other one over into this folder. Word should then find your macros.

    This won't fix the toolbar, though - you'll probably need to recreate the buttons as the 'path' the buttons are looking to is no longer valid (as far as it's concerned) - once you can see the macros again, drag them back onto the toolbar and, if you've created fancy button images on the originals, right-click them and copy the image, then right-click the new one and paste it.

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Alternatively (without doing anything in my previous post first!), open your old normal. dot (*not* run it, open it!), then hit Tools, Templates and Add-ins, Organizer (or wherever it is in O2k) and import the macros from the old one into your new one.

    You'll still need to recreate the buttons on the toolbar, though.
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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Beryl - Yes, I did hit the Organizer button. When I selected Macro Project Item tab - NewMacros and UserForm1 are listed. When I clicked theTOOLBAR tab the name of the Macro I made is listed in the second window of the Organizer. What do I do next? Please bear with me as this is my first effort of this kind.

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Hi Rick,

    <I have not yet did as you mentioned previously>>

    Any specific reason(s) why?

    <<There are also 2 Normal .dot files listed as SHORTCUT>>

    This are probably shortcuts for your Start/Documents folder and are located in your Recent folder. You can delete them if you want.

    <<THIS IS PROBABLY CLEAR AS MUD, RIGHT ! >>

    Nope! It's actually as clear as water. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You have 2 Normal.dot's. One is corrupt the other might be. The one located at C:Windows Application Data.. is probably the one that has the corrupt module.

    The one that contains macros isn't currently in use by Word since you received the "Macros" warning. The Normal.dot in located in your User Templates folder is considered a trusted source and will not display this warning message. I'd say this one is from Word 97 since it is located in C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeTemplates.

    If you follow the instructions I previously provided to you and rule out a corrupt Normal.dot by renaming those that exist and allowing Word to create a new one, then there aren't any additional suggestions I can provide to you at this time. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Right - within Organizer, hit the Macros tab, then ensure the file on one side is your Global normal.dot and the file on the other side is the old one.

    The screen should display a list of your macros on the old one's side (they are stored in NewMacros, so that's what you want if that's all you see).

    Select the names of your macros (hit one, then hold down Ctrl while hitting the others, one after the other; or to select all of the them, click on first, use scrollbar to get to bottom of list, press and hold shift and click on last) and click the button in the middle that says 'copy' to put them on the global template.

    Say yes to overwrite existing one (it will be empty as long as you haven't recorded any new ones yet - if it isn't you'll have to either decide which is more important, or I can tell you the (even more longwinded) way to keep both!).

    Now choose the Toolbar tab, make sure the global normal and your old normal are on display, select your toolbar and copy it to the global normal.

    OK your way out and close your old normal and you should find your toolbar is available and the buttons on it work.

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Beryl - Thanks for your help! I do not know exactly what I did but the macros I had created now work - but the toolbars have changed somewhat. When I click the view button on top [it now does not look as it did before - less items are listed] and I cannot make items I want on the toolbar fit [some are hidden on the right side [indicated by a small arrow - cannot get they to stay on the toolbar when I tried moving them there.

    Regards,

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    Re: MACRO ERROR - can't find project or library (Word 2000)

    Did you add buttons to a standard toolbar or create a separate one of your own? If you added them to a standard toolbar this bar may have more buttons on it in your new version, making the bar too long for your screen once your buttons are added.

    There are several ways you can fix this. First, and easiest, is simply to click on the grey line at the left edge of your toolbar and drag it away from the docked edge; all the buttons then become visible. You can place it anywhere on your screen to get it out of the way, but if you dock it again the buttons will be hidden again.

    If you don't use some of the other buttons, you can hold down you can move the toolbar out onto the screen (as described above) then hold down Alt and drage the ones you don't use to the end of the toolbar, so that when you dock it again the ones you can't see are the ones you don't need. Alternatively, you can remove them entirely by holding down Alt, dragging the ones you don't want off the toolbar and letting go to delete them (you can put them back later, if you want). Repeat until all your buttons show or your run out of ones you don't want.

    Or you could create a new toolbar, hold down Alt and drag your buttons across from the other toolbar - then you would be able to see everything.

    There are quite a few other ways you could try, too ... By the way, you only have to hold down Alt while moving/deleting the buttons if you don't have 'customize' open at the time - if you do you can do it all without using Alt.

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