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Receiving two macro warnings when opening Outlook

Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi Experts!  I have a Windows XP Pro pc that has Office 2003 installed.  I recently installed Active-sync so I could copy some files to my tilt.  For whatever reason, when I open Outlook now, I get two "security warnings".

C:\program files\microsoft office\office11\startup\palmapp.dot contains macros.  
Disable / Enable / More info

C:\program files\microsoft office\templates\insert visio button.dot conatins macros.
Disable / Enable / More info

*each time I choose "enable" with no change in results when I open Outlook again.  Also, Word opens every time I open Outlook.

I would rather not use the method of creating a local certificate to resolve this.  If you know of another way, please let me know.  Thanks!
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Good suggestion.  I did it in Outlook but didn't think about Word.  Doing it now.
Top Expert 2008

tools>>> macros>>>>> security

Open Word and Outlook.
Click Tools-> Macro-> security
Change it to Low.  You won't be prompted anymore.

 - Brugh


: )

Thanks for the posts.  I made the change in Word and no more prompts.  Is that safe to leave it at "low"?  Is there no other fix? Just curious.
Top Expert 2008

depends on if you recieve anything else for word with embedded macros, you shoudl be fine to though as i have done it on my machines and havent been infected yet :O)
Top Expert 2008

same as everything else really just dont open anything you dont know teh source of



Good enough for me.  Thanks for the help!


Great work!  Thanks for the help!

Top Expert 2008

no problem please remember to close the question attributing points to teh first correct response


Been there/done that.  I answer questions on occasion and hate when the person asking the question doesn't close it out and award points.  I got you covered.  Take care!

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