How to create a Macro-enabled template in Excel?
Supposing you add a VBA macro for a workbook, now you want to save it as a template. With normally method to save as template, it will pop up a warning dialog box, see screen shot below. Actually, we can easily save this workbook as a Macro-enabled template.
Save current workbook as a macro-enabled template
To save a workbook with VBA macro as template, you can do as following:
1. Click the File > Save > Computer > Browse.
2. In the coming Save As dialog box, enter a name for this workbook in the File name box, and click the Save as type box and select Excel Macro-Enabled Template (*.xltm) from drop down list.
Note: When you specify workbook type as Excel Macro-Enabled Template (*.xltm), it will open the default save location of templates automatically.
3. Click the Save button.
Up to present, you have saved the workbook with VBA macros as a macro-enabled template already.
Change the default save format as macro-enable template
Actually, we can change the default save format and save all workbooks as macro-enable templates automatically. Please do as follows:
1. Click File > Options.
2. In the opening Excel Options dialog box, please click Save in the left bar, choose Excel Macro-Enable Template (*.xltm) from the Save files in this format drop down list in the Save workbooks section. See screenshot:
3. Click the OK button.
From now all, any workbook will be saved as macro-enabled template automatically when you clicking File > Save.
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