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macro warning in word 2003

by theTrash / October 22, 2007 2:33 PM PDT

WinXP Pro SP2
Ms Office 2003
Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional

First I had Ms Office and I had no problems with Word. After I installed Acrobat, each time I start up Word I get this alert saying

The macros in this project are disabled. Please refer to online help or documentation of the host application to determine how to enable macros.

Then I get this same alert/warning when I close Word.

I don't want to create PDFs in Word, ever.

How do I get rid of this alert/warning short of uninstalling Acrobat?

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How to disable that macro
by dhanrajagrawal / February 29, 2008 12:00 AM PST


To disable the pdf macro in word2003, since u do not want to generate pdf from word. Use below hint:

you will find "" file under folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\STARTUP

Cut & Paste it in any other folder solved ur problem..

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How do I stop macro warning message coming up
by Learner7 / May 1, 2009 3:21 AM PDT

A few days ago when i opened Word 2002 I get a warning about macros. I don't know why it has started, and I would like to know how to stop it. I tried the recommendation below, but it doesn't work.

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It's there for a reason.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 1, 2009 5:28 AM PDT

Does this warning occur when you open Word, or when you open a document in Word? it would be very unusual for a Macro warning to appear when you just opened the Word application interface itself.

That macro message serves as a warning. Some documents can have macros in them and these macros are installed by the creator of the document. Macros are fine, they are a useful tool to have and use in documents. But malware writers can hide viruses and other malware in documents and when such a document is opened, the macro can spread the infection throughout the system.

So the rule is, do not accept documents from unknown and untrusted sources. If you receive a document from a known or trusted source, do not open it before scanning the document with your anti-virus scanner. Even documents from relatives and friends can be infected without them knowing it. If the document comes up clean after a scan, then you can open it, and if the macro warning appears, you can accept the warning and continue with the document.

So the question is, where did this document you have which has a macro come from, and have you scanned it?


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macros in Word 2002
by Learner7 / May 1, 2009 10:12 PM PDT

It occurs every time I open Word, and the string it shows is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\STARTUP\

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Do you need that software from Nitro?
by Kees Bakker / May 2, 2009 1:00 AM PDT
In reply to: macros in Word 2002

The location (the startup folder) tells Word to open it.


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by Learner7 / May 2, 2009 1:26 AM PDT

How do I stop this happening?

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Re: macro
by Kees Bakker / May 2, 2009 1:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Macros
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by Learner7 / May 2, 2009 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: macro

I don't know where, or how to move file from my start up group.I don't know where to find start up group. I did follow the link and instructions, but it didn't work, I needed to do the move fromstart up group.

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Do you need NitroPDF?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 2, 2009 4:07 AM PDT
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If so, then I am not sure what you can do about this.

Remember, we're not there in front of your computer as you are, so we can't say what you have installed or not, and what you need or not.

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by Learner7 / May 2, 2009 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Do you need NitroPDF?

Yes, I use Nitro almost every day, and it has always been on the computer, so can't understand why this macro thing should suddenly appear. It looks as though I shall have to put up with the message to disable the macros on Word, I don't us it too much as I prefer Word Perfect, but have to paste and copy documents from Word Perfect into Word if I want to email them. Its just irritating, as when I click the disable macros message another one comes up which I also have to close. But there you go. thanks for your help. There is one thing, do you think if I removed and reinstalled Office it would go?

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What is that other message?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 2, 2009 5:43 AM PDT
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You didn't mention any other messages.

Can we be clear here. If that NitroPDF is attempting to install something when you open Word, then it is likely you need to accept the Macro advisory, not disable it. Without it I am not sure that creating and editing PDFs in Word will work.

You will also get that Macro advisory for any documents you attempt to open that have macros in them. That's the way it works. Disabling macros for one item does not disable it for all documents.


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by Learner7 / May 2, 2009 5:56 AM PDT

Yes, the second message that comes up says "The macros in this project are disabled.Please refer to online help or documentation of the host application to determine how to enable macros"
I dont use Word to edit Nitro documents, although I have a small stand alone program provided by Nitro to change PDF documents into Word. I have not used it for a long time.
If you say its OK to accept macros from them, then I will do that I was being over cautious maybe.

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RE: removing
by Kees Bakker / May 2, 2009 6:42 AM PDT
In reply to: macros

Sorry, my fault. I meant Startup folder. As you give the full filename in your post, that's elementary using My Computer or Windows Explorer. But the effect would be that Nitropdf wouldn't work anymore. So playing with the macro security is all you can do.


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by Learner7 / May 3, 2009 4:51 AM PDT
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OK, thanks for all your help.

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