When you run a macro in the Samples.xls file, you receive
the following error message:
The macros in this project
are disabled. Please refer to the online help or documentation of the host
application to determine how to enable macros.
This problem occurs when you run any of the sample macros
in the Samples.xls file included with Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Office and
you have set the security level for macros to High.
To run the sample macros in the Samples.xls workbook, set
the security level for macros to Medium or Low. To change the macro security
level, follow these steps:
- If the Samples.xls file is open, close it.
- On the Tools menu, point to Macro and click Security.
- In the Security dialog box, click the Security Level tab.
- Click Medium and then click OK.
- Open Samples.xls. When prompted whether to enable or
disable macros, click Enable Macros.
When you install either Microsoft Excel or Microsoft
Office, the Setup program installs the sample workbook to the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Samples
: This location may be different depending on where you installed
the Office program.
If you set the Excel macro security to High so
that only digitally signed macros from trusted sources are allowed to run,
thereby disabling unsigned macros, you will not be allowed to run sample macros
in the Samples.xls workbook. Some add-ins in Microsoft Excel contain Excel
version 4.0 macro code. This type of macro, also referred to as xlm, is stored
in a macro sheet instead of a Visual Basic module. Excel 4.0 macros cannot be
digitally signed and cannot be opened if macro security is High. To be
consistent with other add-ins, Samples.xls is also not digitally signed for
For more information, see the following articles in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base.
XL2000: Errors When Trusted Resources for Add-ins Is Removed