When to save document to *.docx vs. *.docm


D

D. Lavallee

My understanding is the intent of these extensions is:

- "docx" is for documents that do NOT have macros
- "docm" is for documents that DO have macros

But what if the document's attached template contains the macros, and the
document itself doesn't?

We use a versioned template for our documentation that contains all our VBA
macros for doc automation (e.g. "CoprorateTemplate.docm").

Is it ok to save the document as a *.docx? (e.g., "document.docx"), if the
document itself contains no macros? Word allows this, but I'm not sure if
that is the intent.
 
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Stefan Blom

It's always more convenient to keep the macros in a template than in a document.
In other words, save your document in *.docx (macro-free) format.
 
D

D. Lavallee

Thanks Stefan!

Stefan Blom said:
It's always more convenient to keep the macros in a template than in a document.
In other words, save your document in *.docx (macro-free) format.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP






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