Word Displays a Question to Use Normal Instead

Ken Krugh 116 Reputation points

Updating a macro from a previous version of Word that inserts a file and Word is displaying this VERY annoying message prompting SO many questions! This also appears when inserting the file manually without a macro.


  1. Why am I getting a dialog about the clipboard when inserting a file?
  2. Why would this even exist?
  3. Is there any way in a macro to avoid it? Disabling Application.DisplayAlerts doesn't work because it defaults and makes everything the Normal style.

Any help or knowledge of this would be greatly appreciated. The only real info I found was another company's help page telling their clients they haven't found a way to programmatically suppress it and to always click "No."

This is in Word 2016.

Thank you

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