Macros are disabled and I cannot enable them


New Member
Feb 27, 2003
At work, the majority of our computers have suddenly lost the ability to run Excel macros, which we use frequently. We employ multiple Windows operating systems (XP or Wondows 7 Pro) and either Excel 2007 or 2010. The two computers that can still run macros are newer Win7 Pro and Excel 2010.

The frustrating part is that I have enabled marcos and VBA Project Object model access on my Excel and this does not fix it. I have also added the file location as a trusted document as well. There is not notification pop-ups of any kind to give me a clue.

We work in a small company so there would not have been any administrative security changes without my involvement.

My guess is that this is a Microsoft OS or Excel update that can caused a change. Does anyone know of such and issue or know where I can look it up? Internet searches have not provided any answers.

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Michael M

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Oct 27, 2005
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The files did get saved as xlsm didn't they ??
Also, try

Make sure that events are enabled. In the code window press CTRL + G then in the Immediate window type


then press Enter.


New Member
Feb 27, 2003
Thanks Michael M.

I am saving as .xlsm.

I have tried enabling the event and that does not seem to have an affect.

What is curious is that I can run the code through the VB window. It's my macro control button that is disabled.

Please let me know if you have any additional suggestions.

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