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Disable Visual Basic & Script Editor ?

by chaingang / November 7, 2004 11:36 PM PST

I teach a computer class in a Federal Prison and the inmates are restricted from any programming technics. So I need to disable their ability to create or edit any macro's. But if I uninstall visual basics I loose Access which totally runs from it. Im looking for a way to allow the macro's that are created to run but restrict the ability to create or modify them.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Re: Disable Visual Basic & Script Editor ?
by swisse / November 8, 2004 3:57 AM PST

Hello chaingang,
Open Microsoft Visual Basic Editor, go to the Project Explorer, point to your project and right click on it. Choose VBAProject Properties..., click Protection, check Lock Project For Viewing, and type in your password. Try it.


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Re: Disable Visual Basic & Script Editor ?
by chaingang / November 8, 2004 4:27 AM PST

Yes that will work for securing an existing project. I need to lock it so they can't even execute the VBA. I found a complicated way using ORK Tool and creating a policy statement on the network. Im still playing with that as I type this.

Thanks for your help !!!

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