Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Topic A: Recording and running macros
Running macros
Explanation
By default, you can run macros from only trusted sources, and unsigned macros are
automatically disabled. When you open a document containing an unsigned macro, such
as those created in this course, a Security Warning message appears below the Ribbon.
If you want to enable the document’s unsigned macros, click Enable Content.
To change how Word deals with documents containing macros, you can change Word’s
security settings. To do so:
1
On the File tab, click Options to open the Word Options dialog box.
2
Click Trust Center; then click Trust Center Settings to open the Trust Center
dialog box.
3
Click Macro Settings.
4
Select a macro security setting, as shown in Exhibit 3-3.
5
Click OK. All documents you open will now adhere to the new security setting.
Exhibit 3-3: The Macro Settings in the Trust Center dialog box
To run a macro:
1 On the View tab, click the top part of the Macros button to open the Macros
dialog box. You can also press Alt+F8.
2 From the Macros in list, select the document or template where the macro is
stored.
3 Select the macro you want to run, as shown in Exhibit 3-4.
4 Click Run.
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