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You cannot change the file type when you try to save a Word 2007 document that contains macros to an ODMA server

Article ID: 926051

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2007


  • Microsoft Office Word 2007


You create a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document that contains macros. When you try to save this document to an Open Document Management API (ODMA) server, you receive the following error message:

The following cannot be saved in a macro-free document:

. VBA Project

To save a file with these features, click No to return to the Save As dialog, and then choose a macro-enabled file type in the File Type drop-down.

Continue saving as a macro-free document?

If you click Yes in this message, the macros will be lost. If you click No, you are returned to the ODMA Save dialog box. However, in this dialog box, you cannot change the file type to save the document together with the macros.


This issue occurs because the ODMA Save dialog box does not provide options to change the file type when you are saving a 2007 Microsoft Office document.'


To work around this issue, change the default file type for saved Word 2007 documents to a macro-enabled file type. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Start Word 2007.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
  3. In the left pane, click Save.
  4. In the Save files in this format list, click Word Macro-Enabled Document (*.docm), and then click OK.

After you perform this workaround, a document that contains macros will be saved as a macro-enabled document on an ODMA server.


For more information about how to integrate ODMA with Microsoft Word, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

212398 About Word 2000 and ODMA

Additional query words: WD2007 Word2007

Keywords: kberrmsg kbtshoot kbmacro kbprb kbsavefile kbexpertisebeginner KB926051