It's time to check your macro security levels. This practice session uses Word, but you can use the same steps to check macros in PowerPoint and Excel.
You'll be able to look at a digital certificate, and you'll try out the other security settings.
Important The practice session contains a digitally signed macro so that you can see a digital certificate. (If you ran the macro it would delete one word in the document.)
The first exercise is about checking a digital certificate. To do this, you must add the macro publisher to your Trusted Publishers by following these instructions:
- Open Word.
- On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the Security tab, and then click the Macro Security button.
- In the Security dialog box, click the Security Level tab if it's not already selected.
- Click High. Click OK twice.
- Click the Practice in Word button below.
- When you see a security warning dialog box, select the Always trust macros from this publisher check box. (This isn't permanent, and we'll tell you how to change it back.)
- Then click Enable Macros, and the practice document will open.
After the practice session, you can remove the certificate and change the security level back to its previous setting. Instructions for doing this are in the practice.
About the practice session
When you click Practice in Word, a practice document will download to your computer and open in Word, and a separate window with practice instructions will appear alongside (see picture).
Note You need to have Word 2003 installed on your computer.
- If the practice instructions aren't visible, or disappear when you click in Word, click the Word Help taskbar button and then click the Auto Tile button on the upper-left corner of the instructions.
- If the practice instructions cover up Word, click the Auto Tile button on the upper-left corner of the instructions.
Before you begin
Make sure to close Word if it is already running.
Start the practice
Click the Practice in Word button now.