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Enabling Macros

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I just installed Word 2007 from the Office Home and Student 2007 disk but each time I start or exit Word 2007 I get a message that an operation is trying to use a Macro and Macro support was not enabled when Word was installed.  How do I get macro support?  I went back to the disk and enabled everything I could see for Word but I still get this message. I didn't use the"Typical" iinstall, but thought I enabled everything for Word.

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steva
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by:RealityLord
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Hello.

Run Word -> Click on Word orb (upper left corner) -> Word options -> On left bar find and click Trust center -> Trust center settings -> Enable all macros ...

Same thing is for Excel.

Hope it helps.
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by:steva
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I've done that but  that seems to only enable macros.  My problem seems to be that support for them wasn't loaded with Word, so although they're enabled, there's no code to execute them.   The exact error message I get starting or trying to exit Word (apparently Word itself uses these to open and close Word) is

"The function you are attempting to run contains macros or content that requires macro language support. When this software was installed you chose not to install support for macros or controls."
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Well, it's completly different thing...

Macro support, as found in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281953 is located in "Office shared features" of installer. I suggest that you run Office setup and choose Add/Remove components, and than click on "Office shared features and select "Run all from my computer", after that just follow setup.

Hope it helps.
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by:steva
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Bingo!  That did it.  Not really intuitive, is it, that Word macro support would be in "Office shared features."  

Thanks.  I gave you the points.
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It's Visual Basic for applications, and it's used by all office apps for macros, so it's in right place, "Office shared features".

I'm glad that you solved your prob.

Cheers.
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