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Macro recorder toolbar disappears


You're recording a macro and accidentally click the macro recorder toolbar's close button (the X at the upper right of the toolbar) rather than the square Stop button. The toolbar disappears and you can't get it to come back.


Are you doomed to continue recording everything you do in PowerPoint from now on? To create The Macro That Ate Cincinnati?

No. Here's how you fix it:


You upgraded to Office 2007 and can't find the macro recorder at all.


There is no solution, other than using an earlier version of Office. There's no longer a macro recorder in Office 2007.

There were no resources allocated to updating the recorder for 2007, so MS had to choose between shipping a woefully out of date, incomplete version or omitting it. They chose to omit it.

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Last update 07 June, 2011