Disable stupid MS Word 2007 warning
December 22, 2009 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Microsoft Word 2007: how do I disable this annoying privacy warning? Every time I save a file it pops up a window saying "Privacy Warning: This document contains macros, ActiveX controls, ...."

The file came from an older version of Word. I don't see any macros and the trick I saw on Google of saving in another Word file format didn't work.

Running under Windows XP.
posted by exogenous to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Round thing->Word Options->Trust Center->Trust Center Settings->Disable all macros without notification
posted by pompomtom at 4:46 PM on December 22, 2009


Sorry pompomtom, that didn't work. I even restarted Word.
posted by exogenous at 4:50 PM on December 22, 2009


What did work was saving in the new format while turning off compatibility with older versions of Word. I guess when I'm done working on it I can turn compatibility back on so that people at the office can edit it.
posted by exogenous at 4:55 PM on December 22, 2009


Go to 'Developer Ribbon'.
Click Macro Security.
Click 'Privacy Options'.
Uncheck all notifications.
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:46 AM on December 23, 2009


A safer method should be to go to the windows button>word options>trust center>trust center settings>trusted locations and then pick a folder and set it to trusted.

Then save any trusted incoming file there, and open it as such. That way you're still protected from evil macros/vba but free to open individual files.
posted by TomMelee at 1:05 PM on December 23, 2009


A safer method should be to go to the windows button>word options>trust center>trust center settings>trusted locations and then pick a folder and set it to trusted.

That didn't work either. And while I could turn off all macro security, I would rather use my workaround than take the risk that I or someone borrowing my computer might accidentally open an infected file.

I suspect a bug in Word. Bastards.
posted by exogenous at 1:29 PM on December 23, 2009


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