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Problem repeating a macro in WORD 2010

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Problem repeating a macro in WORD 2010
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for coming to JustAnswer.

Sorry for the delay and thank you for your patience. My name is Michael. I will be helping you with your question today.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 11 months ago.

If you need to copy a macro, the easiest way is to add the developer tab to your ribbon in word options, then go to the macro list, select the macro and select edit. This will bring up the macro window with the code in it. When it does, you can copy that code, then go to the macro window and select new... Or you can just paste it into the window and it will create the macro for you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well 3 hours after I went to bed an answer came in. Not much help. Anyway, is anyone available a 9 a.m.?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can't copy it because it disappeared, despite allegedly being saved for all documents. I want to re-create it, but can't. It's very simple: Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V. I just want it to copy a symbol or a shape so that I can drag it and place it wherever I like.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well, since I'm getting no response today, I assume no one's working on President's day except me.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 11 months ago.

You can simply recreate the macro by selecting the record macro button and performing those steps and then saving it. What happens when you try that?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I've tried a half dozen times to redo the macro, but it just doesn't work. Can't imagine what's wrong with such a simple macro.
I pick Record give it a name and select keyboard & apply, then close and do Ctrl-C then Ctrl-V then stop recording.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Oh, forgot to mention that I assign Alt-C as the keystrokes.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I just discovered a glitch. The clipboard was holding the number 2, for some reason, and would not accept anything else. Got rid of the number two, and miraculously the macro not only worked, but it saved a circle - the symbol that I wanted to work with - on the clipboard, so I didn't even have to Insert a Shape, then create the circle. It does both at once. However, if I use the clipboard for some other purpose, I'm wondering if that will destroy the circle from the macro. Will try that right now.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello- are you still there?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Well, you disappeared yesterday, so I gave up after trying several times to re-create that macro. Don't understand it, because it was working fine the day before. Obviously I did something different then- I just don't know what.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How in heck am I supposed to rate someone when our exchanges take hours? I give up.