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Microsoft KB Archive/105692

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Create Button Unavailable with Built-in Command Selected

Q105692



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0





SYMPTOMS

In the Tools Macro dialog box, if you select a Word for Windows command, the Create button is unavailable. This might lead you to incorrectly assume that you cannot modify the functionality of Word commands.



WORKAROUND

As in previous versions of Word, you can modify Word commands by creating a global or template macro with the same name as the Word command. When Word finds a macro with the same name as a Word command, it runs the macro instead of the command. The following sections describe two methods you can use to create a macro to replace a Word command:

Method 1: Select the Command, Then Select the Availability

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Macro.
  2. From the Macros Available In list, select Word Commands.
  3. From the Macro Name list, select the command you want to modify.
  4. From the Macros Available In list, select All Active Templates, Normal.dot (Global Template), Startup.dot (Global Template), or your document template. This setting determines where Word will save your macro. For example, if you want to modify the command globally, select Normal.dot (Global Template).


IMPORTANT: Notice that the name of the Word command remains in the Macro Name box, even though it no longer appears in the Macro Name list. Notice also that the Create button is now available.

  1. Choose the Create button. Word opens the command in a macro editing window, where you can modify it.

Method 2: Type the Word Command Name in the Macro Name Box

Note: To use this method, you must know the name of the Word command you want to modify.


  1. From the Tools menu, choose Macro.
  2. In the Macros Available In list, select the location where you want Word to save the modified command. For example, if you want to modify the command globally, select Normal.dot (Global Template).
  3. Type the Word command name in the Macro Name box and then choose the Create button. Word opens the command in a macro editing window, where you can modify it.



MORE INFORMATION

If you want to restore the original Word command, rename or delete the replacement macro.



REFERENCES

"Microsoft Word User's Guide," version 6.0, page 755

"Microsoft Word for Windows Developer's Kit," pages 28-32

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