Allowing Office Macros to Run

Tags office macros

Microsoft defines macros as a series of commands and instructions that you group together as a single command to accomplish a task automatically. They can be used to help automate processes in Office documents to save time and cut down on repetitive tasks, however they can also be exploited to install malicious software on your computer. In helping to protect your computer and information SUNY New Paltz requires user intervention to run macros in Office, which can help when opening documents from either unknown sources or from compromised senders.

When you open a document that contains a macro you will be prompted to enable content from the yellow ribbon at the top of the document

!! Warning - if you received the document from an untrustworthy source or it seems out of place (like a word document purportedly from FedEx when you weren't expecting anything) do not run any macros !!

 

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Article ID: 145487
Created
Fri 8/5/22 11:16 AM
Modified
Fri 8/5/22 11:16 AM