tip - in PowerPoint 2010, suppress "open this file?" warning

Subject: tip - in PowerPoint 2010, suppress "open this file?" warning
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TechWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:50:51 -0700

Hello, WR-L-ers,

Perhaps this will save you some time (or, it might just be an excuse for me to vent about lousy Microsoft instructions :-).

Iâm using PowerPoint 2010 (on a PC), and wanted to get rid of the popup warning, â... Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful... Would you like to open this file?â that appears when I click a hyperlink to a local .fm (FrameMaker).

It can be done, but it takes a step beyond suppressing the warning for Word (and presumably other office) files.

1. Follow the âLet me fix it myselfâ part of this KB article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/925757.

<Close and reopen the PowerPoint presentation, test, curse when the warning still appears.>

2. Add the file locations to the Trusted Locations in PowerPointâs Trust Center.

<Close and reopen the PowerPoint presentation; test and see that warning again; curse; on a whim, try the .docx link and find that itâs ok, the warnings only appear for the .fm file; curse some more and wonder why .docx is fine but not .fm.>

3. Google some more, get linked to the same Microsoft KB article, read it more thoroughly and find the section titled, âIf you still receive a warning message.â Follow its instructions, where you discover that the <CLSID> isnât as straightforward as they make it sound. For my .fm FrameMaker 2015 file, the <CLSID> turns out to be âFM13.FrameMaker.Documentâ.

<Close and reopen the PowerPoint presentation, and voila, itâs fixed :-).>

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