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When you save a Word document that contains Visual Basic for Applications code in another document format, such as Rich-Text Format (RTF), the Visual Basic for Applications code is lost.
When you try to save in another file format, the following warning appears:
All macros in this document will be lost if the document is saved in "Selected Document Format";. Do you want to save in this format anyway?
None of the converters that ship with Word supports the retention of Visual Basic for Applications code. If you need to save a document that contains code (macros) in a format other than Word 97 or Word 2000, make sure you have a backup copy of the document before you convert it.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information about getting help with Microsoft Visual Basic forApplications, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications