Hi all,

I have several macros that I used, via shortcut keys defined in AutoExec of Normal, to open a new document based on a custom template I have saved in
the same folder as AutoExec.

These macros have worked fine on Office X, Office 2004 and 2011 (both PPC and intel-based Macs).
On a new laptop with an M1 chip I get Error #4198 cannot find the requested file or folder.

I have all the macros and the templates installed in the default location for Word 16:

Macintosh HD:Users:" & TheUser & ":Library:Group Containers:UBF8T346G9.Office:User Content:Templates:ERI Templates:
where TheUser is the specific User on the laptop using Word.

The code snippet is:

   TmpPath = "Macintosh HD:Users:" & TheUser & ":Library:Group Containers:UBF8T346G9.Office:User Content:Templates:ERI Templates:"
   TmpName = "VM_Notes.dotm"

   Application.ScreenUpdating = False
   Documents.Add Template:=TmpPath & TmpName, DocumentType:=wdNewBlankDocument, Visible:=True
The Documents.Add method is the command that is failing.

The permissions on the template, and the enclosing folders is correct, the User has read/write and execute privileges.

Any idea what I need to do to get Word 16 to execute the Documents.Add method from a Macro?
I can create a new document based on the same template via the Gallery, by hand.