Standalone utility to remove *all* macros from Word document?
Posted on 2007-08-09
I used to have a standalone utility (Windows EXE file) which, when run, would remove all the macros from selected Word .doc files -- i.e. not just VB macros (or potential viruses) but also keyboard shortcuts and so on. After upgrading my system I can no longer find it and have forgotten the name -- searching Google doesn't help either. I believe it was freeware.
I need this tool because a .doc I am editing at present has started to crash Winword every time it opens, and this is evidently due to the macros included (e.g. when opened with macros disabled, there is no problem -- except that I cannot save the file; no macros are visible in Tools - Macros so it is likely to be a keyboard shortcut). Saving the document as RTF does not work; creating a new file and copy-pasting does not work; creating a new file and doing Insert - File does not work. I recall the utility described working perfectly in such scenarios in the past... If only I could find it again!