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Error message when you run a recorded macro to insert a cover page in Word 2007: "The requested member of the collection does not exist"

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario. You record a macro to insert a cover page in a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document. You then run the recorded macro. In this scenario, the cover page is not inserted. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Runtime Error '5941':

The requested member of the collection does not exist.
WORKAROUND
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To work around this issue, rewrite the recorded macro to use the Templates class.

To do this in Word 2007, follow these steps:
  1. On the Status bar, click Play Macro.
  2. Under Macro name, click to select the recorded macro, and then click Edit.
  3. Replace the recorded macro code with macro code that resembles the following macro code:
    Sub Macro1()   For Each mytemplate In Templates      If mytemplate.Name = "Building Blocks.dotx" Then _         mytemplate.BuildingBlockEntries("Pinstripes").Insert Where:=Selection.Range, RichText:=True   Next End Sub
    Note If you want to use a different cover page, replace "Pinstripes" with the name of the cover page that you want.
  4. On the File menu, click Close and Return to Microsoft Word.
MORE INFORMATION
When you record a macro in Word 2007 to insert the "Pinstripes" cover page, Word 2007 records the following macro code:
Sub Macro1()'' Macro1 Macro''    ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries( _        "PlaceholderAutotext_0").Insert Where:=Selection.Range, RichText:=True    ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries( _        "PlaceholderAutotext_1").Insert Where:=Selection.Range, RichText:=True    ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries( _        "PlaceholderAutotext_2").Insert Where:=Selection.Range, RichText:=True    ActiveDocument.AttachedTemplate.BuildingBlockEntries("Pinstripes").Insert _        Where:=Selection.Range, RichText:=TrueEnd Sub
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Article ID: 922846 - Last Review: 11/03/2006 23:51:37 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Office Word 2007

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