Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Deleting a Macro.

Deleting a Macro

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 6, 2014)

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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.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13239) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Deleting a Macro.

Author Bio

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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What is 7 - 1?

2014-09-08 08:35:25

Jennifer Thomas

Just a comment from a macro developer -- be aware that some macros are connected to other macros and deleting only part of a connected set can cause problems. My rule for macro users is 'if you didn't make it, there's a chance that you'll break it (so let the person that installed the macro deal with any changes!)'


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