Re: Visio Warning: Macros have been disabled

Subject: Re: Visio Warning: Macros have been disabled
From: Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:44:20 -0700

Trying to avoid an anti-rant... the macro warning is in place because
Microsoft developers added too much 'power' to the vb scripts that can
attach themselves to any Office document or project. It really is
ridiculous that the products (and your entire computer) can be so easily
compromised.

Anyhow, here are the steps you need to make (just don't load up any unknown
.vsd files!

1. File
2. Options
3. Trust Center side-tab
4. Trust Center Settings... button
5. Select Disable all macros with warning (and/or other appropriate to your
needs selections)
6. Click OK.

Done. :)


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Background:
> 1. Our graphics department migrated from Visio 2007 to Visio 2013 within
> the last couple of weeks.
> 2. Our standard graphic format for documentation is SVG.
> 3. Visio 2003 didn't save drawings to SVG quite right unless you used a
> couple of macros to save it with.
> 4. Any time we open a .vsd file in Visio 2013 that was created in Visio
> 2007, we (or at least I) am removing the macros from the Developer tab
> because Visio 2013 saves properly to SVG and they aren't needed anymore.
>
> Sometimes (but not ALL the time), reopening the files that have had the
> macros removed results in a yellow bar warning in Visio that macros have
> been disabled.
>
> Checking the list in the Developer tab shows no macros listed for the
> diagram (as is right and proper).
>
> So why the warning? And how do we get rid of it?
>
> Note that any diagram with the unneeded macros left in it ALWAYS comes up
> with that warning. The whole point of removing them is to get rid of the
> warning, but it seems to work on some random principle we haven't guessed.
>
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