Word Macro Repair

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Repairing Word Macro Files

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.

Word files encountered with these scenarios can be fixed using Remo Repair Word:

  • Virus infection can corrupt the Microsoft Word files or cause it to breakdown, which in turn can corrupt Word macros if they are opened using the infected Microsoft Word application
  • A Microsoft Word file can easily get corrupted if it is infected with macro viruses. Once the Word file gets corrupted, there will be no other choice but to perform Word macro repair
  • Saving a broken Word file in a different file extension can make the saved file unattainable
  • Allowing untrusted third party tools to handle Word documents can cause them to get damaged
  • Macro viruses are notorious to specifically target Microsoft Word files. If a Word file is corrupt and inaccessible then this tool can perform Word macro repair with ease
  • Closing the Microsoft Word doc abruptly without saving the process can get them damaged
  • Encountering power interferences or outages while accessing Word files can corrupt or damage them at length. Remo Repair Word can fix these errors too

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 Repair Word 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 perform a thorough Word macro fix. This tool can effective scan for any errors in the Word macros and fixes them instantly, irrespective of the actions that resulted in corruption of Microsoft Word files.


Steps to perform Word macro file repair using Remo Repair Word:


Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair Word software. Run the software and browse the corrupt Word macro file and click "Repair" button.

Fix Word Macro - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: You can view the Word macro repair progress through progress screen once the process is commenced.

Word Macro Fix - Repair in Progress

Figure B: Repair Progress

Step 3: Preview the Word macro document by using "Preview File" option after the repair process gets completed.

Repair Word Macro - Preview Repaired File

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: Click on "Save" option in order to save the repaired Word macro document to any location.

Fixing Word Macro - Save Repaired File

Figure D: Save Repaired File