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    ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    Whenever I open help (in any of my Office applications) and type in my query, when it executes, I get a message that the help window has a potentially unsafe ActiveX control. I get this even with my security set to a minimum level.

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    Re: ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    By any chance, are your help files being loaded from a network server rather than your own computer?

    If they are loading from your computer, it is possible that you have heightened security set for the My Computer zone. The My Computer zone is not accessible with the other zones in IE under Tools|Internet Options... Security (tab), but you can access it in the Registry. If you are game, the setting for "unsafe for scripting" ActiveX controls in the Registry is under:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionInternet SettingsZones0

    Zone 0 is the My Computer zone

    Set the value 1201 to one of the following:

    0 Let it run, even though it is not marked safe for scripting
    1 Prompt me and then I'll decide
    3 Do not let the script access this control

    Interestingly, I have mine set to 1 (prompt) and I have never been prompted by Help to access an unsafe control. Before making any changes, you might want to run a virus scan in case the help executable has become corrupted by a bad influence. If you don't have AV software, try Q182569 in the MSKB.

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    Re: ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    THANX! I'm floored, but this suggestion worked.

    I'm floored because I thought I knew how this machine was set up. My help files are local, but apparently they were being loaded from the LAN anyway. I wonder what software set that up that way without telling

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    Re: ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    What kind of a network are you on?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    I don't have any network role here, so I don't know that much about it. Anyway, they are running Novell. If you want me to dig out any information on that, I can.

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    Re: ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    Going on your conjecture that Office is looking for help files on the network, I presume there is a setting somewhere in Office to tell it where the help files are. It doesn't seem to be in the "file locations" tab under options.

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    Re: ActiveX Warnings (Office 2000)

    Your computer is hook up to a network (LAN), using Novel software. Your Network Administrator has set it up that the helpfiles are on a network server. You must contact them and have them help you, they control these settings and you can NOT get to them.

    Is any one else on the network having this same problem?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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