A macro, in Microsoft Office Word, is a set of instructions and commands that are grouped together as a single instruction to accomplish an automated task. In Microsoft Word, macros are typically used to perform various actions such as: to combine multiple commands; to speed up routine formatting and editing; to create an easily accessible option in dialog box; to completely automate a complex set of operations and so on. A macro can be a simple series of tasks to ease up accessibility as well as a macro can be a highly complex set of tasks. A macro enabled Microsoft Office Word document has a file extension of .docm and a macro enabled Word template has a file extension .dotm. The “m” in the file extensions signifies an XML doc that does contain macros.
Microsoft Office Word files are known to get corrupt or inaccessible on various occasions that are briefed below. Have a glance at them before we commence performing Microsoft Word macro repair.
Factors that are responsible for the Macro Word file corruption:
Procedure to fix word macro files using Open and Repair tool:
Run Microsoft Office Word on Windows XP and scroll on to the File menu and click on Open option. If using Microsoft Office Word 2007 and later versions, click on the Microsoft Office icon at the top right corner of the MS Word program and click on Open button. A dialog box named Open appears, select the Word macro document file which you wish to troubleshoot and fix. Once the Word file that is to be fixed is selected, click on down-arrow button beside the Open option. A drop-down label appears, then select Open and Repair option to commence Windows fixing Word macro file
Repair Microsoft Office Word macro files using Remo Word Repair Tool:
The Open and Repair option scans for any minor issues in the Word file and tries to fix them to make it accessible. However, note that Open and Repair function is not capable of resolving Windows Word files which are corrupted or are extensively damaged. You will have to use a reliable Word macro file repair tool like Remo Repair Word in order to repair corrupted Macro Word files. This tool can effective scan for any error message in the Word macros and fixes them instantly, irrespective of the actions that resulted in corruption of Microsoft Word files.
Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair Word software. Run the software and browse the corrupt Word document and click Repair button.
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: You can view the Word macro repair progress through progress screen once the process is commenced.
Figure B: Repair Progress
Step 3: Preview the Word macro document by using "Preview File" option after the repair process gets completed.
Figure C: Preview Repaired File
Step 4: Click on "Save" option in order to save the repaired Word macro document to any location.
Figure D: Save Repaired File