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Edit Word 2003 template (.dot) without losing macros

I need to edit the text of a template but when I do, and save-as a .dot (which it already is, and which I want) the macros are somehow erased or disappeared.

How can I edit the template without changing ANYTHING except the few lines of text I want to alter?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Sounds like the template is corrupt in some way. However, are you certain that the macros are in that template/document and not in another that it references?

Good question.  I'll check.  I didn't create the template or write the macros so I'm not clear on that point.

Ah. If it isn't your template, the macros might be in the Normal template of the author.
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The templates are on the network and the template folder in word points to the correct folder on the network.

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Should I be editing the template in the VBA editor instead of in Word?

I'm not sure how to interpret that query.

You edit macros in the VBA editor, but edit text in the Word interface. However, you need to look in the VBA editor (Alt + F11) to see which Project (document) contains any macros that  can be accessed from the current document.
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