Help Word for Mac had stopped recognising "save as current document"

I have been running a script from filemaker for a year and it has been working.
Running El capitan.
The part of the script not working is this:

tell application "Microsoft Word"
	open thetemplate
	save as active document file name doccc
end tell

doccc and the template are defined earlier.
it stopped at document and gives the error “Expected end of line, etc but found class name”
Can anyone help me fix it?