Regarding your PowerPoint, the macro that you create in a PowerPoint file resides only in current file and you need to Save As the file as "PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation (.pptm)" in the Save As dialog box like this screen shot below:
However, if the purpose of the desired Macro is to open an instance of your POTX template, can I suggest a simpler approach?
I am thinking that it will be easier for you to use a "shortcut" of the POTX file in your desktop screen or even in your My Documents folder to launch the template automatically instead or building a macro for this since the macro only resides in a specific Macro-Enabled file.
Here are the steps:
- Please locate your Templates folder where the POTX file is stored. You mentioned it is in "C:\Users\Suzanne\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\"
- When you are in that folder, please locate your POTX file, called "Order of the Mass - St John's - 6.00pm (choir).potx"
- Right click on this file, then point to "Send to" then click on "Desktop (Create Shortcut"
- Here is my screen shot:
- Then minimize all windows and check the shortcut icon in the desktop. Here is my screen shot:
- Now, please double click on the shortcut and it shall open PowerPoint with the template already loaded.
These steps are easier that non-risky as compared to building a macro for the same purpose. This is just a suggestion though.
Now, if you want to build a macro that resides on ALL powerpoint files that you open or create in PowerPoint 2010, you need a global macro with VBA programming. This entails building an ADD-IN for your powerpoint with toolbars that run a macro. This process is detailed here in this link:http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00031_Create_an_ADD-IN_with_TOOLBARS_that_run_macros.htm
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