Macro Created in 2003 upgaraded to 2007

We recently updated to office 2007 from office 03. We had a macro to add a text box as a title. The macro now only works in .dot files. It errors out in .doc. We need it to work on .dot and .doc files. Any help?
Sub topictag()
'
' topictag Macro
'
'
    ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries("tag").Insert Where:= _
        Selection.Range, RichText:=True
        
End Sub

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directpointeAsked:
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
Hello directpointe,

In 2007 macro enabled files have to be .docm.

If you want it to work in a .doc then ensure it is saved as type word 97 compatible .doc

Regards,
Chris
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directpointeAuthor Commented:
The macro is just saved as a .txt from what i can see.
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
The macro is saved as part of the document.  IN the VBE it appears as text yes but the code is in a code module.  In 2007 files of type .doc are macro FREE, and must be saved as type .docm or as I said earlier as a word 97/2003 format as .doc.  Th eimportant point though is teh native word 2007 .doc file will not have any macros in it.

If the macro is saved elsewhere then that is a different matter so where do you run the code from?

Chris
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Sorry,

That macro couldn't have worked in Word 2003. The template object did not have

   BuildingBlockEntries  

as a property or a method.

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directpointeAuthor Commented:
the document is saved as a 2003 format .doc- not anything fancy from 07(docx or docm). Would the import of the macro from 03 to .txt to office 07 macro cause this?
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
>>> Would the import of the macro from 03 to .txt to office 07 macro cause this?

POtentially yes

1.IMport of document text then yes the macro is wiped out, (ignored as such)
2. Import of the macro text and posting into a word 2007 document code module then unless the file is saved as 2003/97 compatible or .docm then the macros will again be non existant.

WHat happens in more detail during the cope?

Chris
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directpointeAuthor Commented:
Ok so i got more information. They are just using the dev toolbar to create the macro step by step. On a few machines this has worked fine. Others it gives the error message. I don't understand how it would work in a template file (.dot) and not in the .doc file. Unless they create macro's differently?
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
What is the error message?
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Chris BottomleySoftware Quality Lead EngineerCommented:
directpointe

So far everything I understand you to say hinges on the fact that you need the macro enabled option in 2007 of saving as either .docm or 2003 .doc.

In regard to the error mesage then as Graham asked some info on the message would potentially help understanding of the issue.

Chris
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