XL2000: Macro Virus Warning Does Not Appear When You Open a Text File That Contains XLM Code

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SYMPTOMS

When you open a workbook that contains macros, you may not be warned that the workbook contains macros.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • The workbook contains macros written in the Microsoft Excel 4.0 (XLM) macro language.

    -and-

  • The workbook has been saved in one of the following file formats:

    • Text (Tab delimited)
    • CSV (Comma delimited)
    • Unicode Text
    • Text (Macintosh)
    • Text (MS-DOS)
    • CSV (Macintosh)
    • CSV (MS-DOS)
    • DIF (Data Interchange Format)

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

MORE INFORMATION

Although you are not warned that the workbook contains macros, the macros cannot be run automatically.

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Article ID: 255605 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
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