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Deleting a Macro

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 17, 2021)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


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Many macros that you record or create are used for a specific purpose; they are not intended to be used over and over again for long periods of time. This means that as your needs change, you will have occasion to delete macros. To delete a macro, follow these steps:

  1. Press Alt+F8. Word displays the Macros dialog box.
  2. From the list of macros, select the macro you want to delete. The Delete button becomes available.
  3. Click on Delete.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each macro you want to delete.
  5. Click on Close when finished.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (986) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Deleting a Macro.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2022-03-17 12:16:53

Lorraine Vigil

I am not familiar with Macros. However, I added a macro to Word. It said it would show one page at a time. I opened the document and it shows Heading and asks me to setup an outline of the document. All I wanted was to display one page at a time. Now I can't delete it. Everywhere I look it states to press Alt key and F8 at the same time. I've tried and it does not bring up "Macros dialog." Please let me know if there is another way to delete a macro. I have tried pressing Alt and F8 keys together; however, in word it does not bring up anything. I checked excel and that process works on Excel. It does not work in word. My email address is "lvfumc@gmail.com.


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