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Kay wrote to describe a problem she was having with a template, a macro, and a toolbar button. It seems that Kay created a macro, saved it in the workbook, and assigned the macro to a toolbar button. When she later saved the workbook as a template, the toolbar button no longer worked properly if she deleted the original workbook.
When you create a macro, you have the opportunity to specify exactly where it should be stored. If you store it in a workbook and then later save the workbook as a template, the macro is still there because the workbook is converted to a template that contains all the original macros stored with the workbook.
The problem is with the toolbar button. When you create a toolbar button and assign a macro to it, Excel remembers where the macro is stored. When the workbook was originally created, the macro was stored in the workbook. This means that the toolbar button "points" to the macro in the workbook. Even after the workbook is saved as a template, the toolbar button still points to the macro in the workbook, not in the template.
To correct this situation, all you need to do is—after you save the workbook as a template—make sure you open the template and reassign macros to the toolbar buttons. These macros should be ones that reside in the template itself, not in any other workbook you have open at the time. You can then save the template and everything should work fine. You can reassign the macros by following these steps:
Figure 1. The Customize dialog box.
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