XL97: 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)
    • Text (Macintosh)
    • Text (OS/2 or MS-DOS)
    • CSV (Macintosh)
    • CSV (OS/2 or MS-DOS)
    • DIF (Data Interchange Format)

RESOLUTION

To correct this problem, download and install the latest update for Excel 97. The latest update includes this and all other Excel-specific updates that have been released since the latest service release (SR) of Office. The files included in this update will be included in any later SR or patch. To upgrade to the latest patch or for more information about the history of Excel 97 patches, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232652 XL97: Overview and History of Excel Patches

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

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

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Article ID: 255606 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
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