Microsoft Word – Enabling Macro Protection

Instructions for Word running on a Windows machine:

Word 2000

  1. Start Word
  2. Click on Tools, highlight Macro and click on Security
  3. Click on either Medium or High to select it
  4. Click on OK
  5. Click on OK again to close out of the options menu

Word 2002 (XP) / 2003

  1. Start Word
  2. Click on Tools and select Options
  3. Select the Security tab and click on the Macro Security button
  4. Click on either Medium or High to select it
  5. Click on OK
  6. Click on OK again to close out of the options menu

Word 2007

  1. Start Word
  2. Click on Office Button and select Word Options
  3. Select the Trust Center option and click on the Trust Center Settings… button
  4. Click on either Disable All Macros With Notification or Disable All Macros With Notification to select it
  5. Click on OK
  6. Click on OK again to close out of the Word Options menu

Instructions for Word running on a Macintosh system:

Word 2004

  1. Start Word
  2. Click on Word and select Preferences
  3. Click once on the Security category listed on the left-hand side of the window to highlight it
  4. Place a check in the box next to Warn before opening a file that contains macros

Word 2008

  • Currently, macro protection can only be configured for Excel in Office 2008.

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