How to Enable Macros In Excel 2007


Summary

Enabling macros in Excel 2007-2010 can be a pain and is not obvious. By default macros are disabled and must be enabled. This is a security feature that stops malicious code from running automatically when you open an Excel file. Malicious macros can erase or corrupt your drives and files and can access private information. This not good.

There are two main steps:

First, make sure your global Macro Security is set to "Disable all macros with notification". This only has to be done once and the setting will be remembered when you close and open Excel and if you shutdown and/or restart you computer.

Second, with the setting on "Disable all macros with notification", you will greeted with a Security Warning each time you open a workbook that contains macros. If you trust the author then click Enable This Content. Leaving the setting at a lower setting will allow any macro to run without a security prompt.


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Step-by-Step

a) Set global Macro-Security to "Disable all macros with notification". This only has to be done once and will be set for all files.

  • click the round Office button at the top left of the page
  • select Excel Options at the bottom right of the pop-up box
  • select Trust Center from the left hand column
  • click the Trust Center Settings button on the right
  • on the next screen select Macros from the left hand column
  • choose the middle button "Disable all macros with notification"
  • click OK to close the pop-up box
  • Close the Excel file,then re-open it for the Security setting changes to take effect  

2) Enable Macros

  • When you open a workbook that contains macros you will be greeted with a Security Warning and an Options button below the top ribbon.
  • click on the Options button
  • select Enable this content
  • then click the OK button.

 




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