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When you load a Microsoft Office 2000 file that contains a digital signature for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros in an ActiveX Document host (such as Internet Explorer) or an embedded host (such as WordPad), you are not prompted to trust the Digital Signature Certificate. If you have Macro Security set to High, and the certificate is not already in the Trusted Sources list, you cannot select whether the macros can run and the file can load with the macros disabled.
The problem does not occur with Microsoft Office XP.
In Office 2000, the dialog box that permits you to trust digitally signed VBA macros only appears if the Office application is in the foreground. Because the Office file is embedded, the host application (and not Office) is the foreground window. Therefore, you do not see the prompt.
Hotfix informationNote Do not apply this hotfix on a computer that has Microsoft Windows 98 installed. A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
After you apply this hotfix, the English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------- 28-Nov-2002 07:36 188.8.131.522 5,599,281 Mso9.dll
Date Time Size File name --------------------------------------------- 02-Dec-2002 23:01 1,905,824 Mso9.msp 03-Dec-2002 00:09 4,085,364 Mso9_admin.msp 02-Dec-2002 23:14 5,173 Readme.txt
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Steps to reproduce the problem