save digitally signed Word macro on another computer

Posted on 2012-03-29
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I'm an experienced VBA programmer and have a digital signature that I've used on Access and Outlook for several years. Prior to Word 2010 I've been able to run macros without a digital signature. Now it seems Word 2010 wants to have one.

If I add a macro to my Word VBA Project on my computer, add the digital signature, how to I copy the signed macro to someone else's computer? Or is it easier to create a digital signature for each user, then just copy the code into their Word macro editor, sign it with their signature and go that way.
Question by:GordonPrince
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Either is as good as the other I find.  Once you sign it anyone on any pc can use it. IT is easier overall if the signature is a commercial one as the certification is easier to pick up.


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The part I'm missing is: Where is the signed file? What file do I copy to the user's PC?
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Chris Bottomley earned 1200 total points
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You sign the macros in the source document and distribute that.

A variation on that theme is you create a template .dotm for example and distribute that.  

One way being to take your doc and save as template.


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