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Word 07 Macro Help

by litome / June 17, 2009 12:22 PM PDT

Since I upgraded my version of the Windows 7 -- from beta to the newest one they released -- whenever I open up my copy of Word 07 around five to ten dialogue boxes pop up telling me that 'The function you are attempting to run contains macros or content that requires macro language support. When this software was installed, you (or your administrator) chose not to install support for macros or controls.'

A screenshot with the beginning of the 'help' spiel:

Now, I read over what it was telling me to do, and attempted to do all of the different ways it was telling me to solve this problem, but none of it solved the pop ups.

I also checked the Microsoft website, downloaded their instructional help video for this subject, but that wasn't even really the same thing that was happening to me, theirs was more like a warning appearing at the top of the program saying that macros were blocked.

So I feel like I've tried everything and since the work I am doing right now needs me to have multiple documents open as well as plenty of blank ones and the constant pop-ups are really pissing me off.

If anyone could help me solve this problem I would be very grateful.

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Re: Word 07 macro's.
by Kees Bakker / June 17, 2009 5:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Word 07 Macro Help

The message says you installed Office 2007 without the macro option. You don't tell if you did. So for the moment - if we believe the message - the thing to do would be to reinstall Office 2007, this time including the macro option.

Apart from that, it might be one of the risks of running 'production' on 'test versions' of an OS. But if it's a structural problem, it would have been noticed by many more people, so it must be some particulare problem with you.
If reinstalling Office alone doesn't work, start all over with a clean install of Windows 7, then immediately Office 2007.


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Re: Re: Word 07 macro's.
by litome / June 18, 2009 9:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Word 07 macro's.

Thanks for the response. Happy

Hm, I didn't really consider that it might be the install problem since when I updated the OS it just replaced the other Windows files and didn't touch all of the other stuff on my hard drive which I already had Word on. (I'm really not that good at tech speak, sorry.)

I'll reinstall Office and that sounds like that will fix the problem, thanks for the help.

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