How to Enable Macros in Word 2007

By Adam Hilton

Word 2007 was released by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office suite. Word 2007 was preceded by Word 2003 and followed by Word 2010. In this version of the software, the location of many fundamental menus and commands were changed. According to Susan Harkins of TechRepublic, users familiar with Word 2003 may find Word 2007 completely different not easy to navigate. Basic preference settings may be difficult initially to locate and adjust, but in the end are no more elusive than in previous versions.

Step 1

Open Word and click on the Microsoft Office button in the top left of the window. Click on "Word Options" in the menu that drops down.

Step 2

Click "Trust Center," and choose "Trust Center Settings." In the following dialog box, click on "Macro Settings."

Step 3

Select one of the following three options: "Disable all macros with notification," "Disable all macros except digitally signed macros" or "Enable all macros." Disabling all macros with notification will notify you if there are macros in a document and let you enable them on a case-by-case basis. Disabling all macros except digitally signed macros works much the same way, but automatically enables macros created and signed by a trusted publisher, such as Microsoft or others. Enabling all macros enables all macros in any document.

Tips & Warnings

  • Enabling all macros can be potentially dangerous for your computer, because it leaves your Word documents susceptible to viruses or other harmful programs.