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Microsoft KB Archive/105218

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WD: Can't Assign or Modify Macro Text Style in Macro Editing Pane


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 6.0, 6.0.1
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 7.0, 7.0a


You cannot use formatting commands in a macro pane in Word. Therefore, you cannot modify or apply the Macro Text style (or other styles) while in the macro editing pane.


The macro editing pane always uses the Macro Text style. To modify this style while in a macro editing pane, follow these steps:

  1. Switch to a document window by selecting an open document from the Window menu or by clicking New on the File menu to create a new document.
  2. On the Format menu, click Style.
  3. In the Styles list, click Macro Text. If the style does not appear in the list, select All Styles in the list box.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. Click Format and select the property to be changed.
  6. Click OK after making the changes you want.

The above steps change the Macro Text style for all macro editing windows. Any currently open macro windows and any new macro windows that you open will take on the formats of the Macro Text style. Unlike other styles, the Macro Text style is global to Word for Windows and is not template specific. When you change the Macro Text style, the change is recorded in the file.

Additional query words: change format window

Keywords : wordnt ntword macword word6 word7 word95
Issue type : kbhowto kbinfo
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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