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After you open a WordPerfect document that contains a macro in Microsoft Word, the macro no longer functions as expected. Word does not convert WordPerfect macros and they are not stored with the converted file.
Macros in WordPerfect are analogous to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macros in Word. However, the implementations of these macros, for both simple macros and those requiring advanced macro programming commands, are based on different programming models.
In WordPerfect versions 5.0 and 5.1, you can record text typed into a document as macros. This feature is comparable to Word's Glossary (Word 2.0x) or AutoText (Word 6.0x/7.0/97/98/2000) feature. WordPerfect macros are not converted into Word macros, nor are they converted to Glossaries or AutoText entries during document conversion. However, you can "bring over" the text of your macros and re-create them as AutoText or Glossaries. To bring your macros over to Word from WordPerfect, follow these steps: