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    Making an addin 'trusted' (2000 2002 2003)

    I have an app which, when it loads a certain kinds of files, attaches an addin template to the file. Problem is, I get a message saying: "The document you are opening contains macros...blah blah blah". Is there any way to let the user authorize this template as "trusted", so they don't get this prompt all the time?

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    Re: Making an addin 'trusted' (2000 2002 2003)

    Sign the document with a digital certificate. The user will have to trust the certificate once, thereafter the document will open without prompting.

    See Description of digital certificates.

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    Re: Making an addin 'trusted' (2000 2002 2003)

    You can also put the template in one of the templates paths Word recognizes in Location of Files. Then go to Tools > Macro > Security > Trusted Publishers and tick the "Trust all installed add-ins and templates" at the bottom of the dialog.

    This is *not* as secure as Hans' suggestion, but if you control the environment and the user is not going to start installing unknown templates into one of these locations, you can do it this way.

    Kim

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