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    Normal Template Locked: VBA Backdoor? (Word 2000)

    Hello everybody! I haven't posted in a while and I hope you are all well. I have found these forums very helpful int he past, and I hope that you can bail me out this time!

    I have a (ahem) sophisticated Word environment that involves thousands of line of VBA code and extensive toolbar and menu customization. The problem is that I have password-protected the properties of the Normal.dot template, and forgotten the password. I know, I'm a bonehead. *Sigh*

    The solution to my problem would take one of two paths: crack the password on my current project, or export the toolbars and menus, including standard and formatting toolbars, to another (unprotected) template, and then do some minor reconstruction to restore the functionality of my old environment.

    I have heard about a backdoor to VBA that I presume would allow the password to be circumvented. Does anyone know any details? I have been to the Elcomsoft Web site, and I am unwilling to pay $200 for the package that they say would solve my problem.

    What about exporting the standard and formatting toolbars? Any thoughts?

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    Re: Normal Template Locked: VBA Backdoor? (Word 2000)

    Easiest way to break VBA passwords is to open the document with OpenOffice.

    StuartR

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    Re: Normal Template Locked: VBA Backdoor? (Word 2000)

    Cross posted at <post#=447287>post 447287</post#> in the word forum. I will lock this thread to prevent diverging discussions. See <!rule=14>Rule 14<!/rule>.

    StuartR

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