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Windows 7: Find a 'Lost' Macro in Word 2000

19 Sep 2016   #1

Win 7 Pro 64
Find a 'Lost' Macro in Word 2000

Call me a Luddite, but Word 2000 does what I want (most of the time) and I can format routine documents nearly automatically.

I know that I once had a very useful "Edit Paste Special Unformatted Text" assigned to 'CTRL SHFT V.' I think I lost it when I reinstalled Office after installing Win 7/Pro x64 in the spring of 2014. I've put off trying to find it or recreate it, but it was a very useful macro.

I know that I have copies of my OS/Programs drive on an external HDD from before 2014 that should contain the macro. I've looked using ZTreeWin and cannot find it. I used 'show all' for all the *.dot files.

Should I be able to find the
'CTRL SHFT V' hot key in one of these template (*.dot) files? If so, what syntax should I use in my search? If I find it, how to I recreate it?

I found a couple of suggested macros in the Windows Secrets archives but both macros just close the open, blank document into which I want to do the Paste Special.

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19 Sep 2016   #2

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


I have no idea, as it's been ~15 years since I used Office 2000 and I never use macros, but....

Uncle Google turned up this:

Perhaps that has something that might work?


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19 Sep 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

This website describes how to create the macro that you might be looking for.

Plain Text Pasting as the Default (Microsoft Word)
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