WD2000: Macros Enabled When You Use Access Database File in Microsoft Word

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SYMPTOMS

When you use a Microsoft Access database file that contains macros in Microsoft Word, Word does not display the macro virus warning message. This problem can occur in either of the following situations:
  • When you use the Access database file in a Word mail merge.

    -or-
  • When you insert the database in your Microsoft Word document.
NOTE: This problem can occur when you open a Microsoft Access table either locally or through an Internet or intranet connection.

For additional information about this problem when you use the Access database file in a Word mail merge, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274248 WD2000: Macros Enabled Using Access Database in Mail Merge File
For additional information about how to use Microsoft Access data in Microsoft Word, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
211190 WD2000: How to Use Microsoft Access 2000 Data in Word

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
To resolve this problem, install the Word Mail Merge Security Update. This update is designed to patch Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) installations. For additional information about obtaining and installing SR-1, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Office 2000 SR-1/SR1a Update
To install the Word Mail Merge Security Update, follow these steps:
  1. Download the Wrdacc.exe file from the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/wrdacc.aspx
  2. After you have downloaded the updated security patch, double-click the Wrdacc.exe file to start the installation program. Click Yes to the following message:
    This program will install the Word Mail Merge Security Update. Do you want to continue?
  3. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  4. After the update is installed, click OK to the following message:
    The update was applied successfully.
NOTE: If you attempt to install this update on a system that already is updated, you receive the following message:
This update has already been installed.

How to Determine Whether the Update Is Installed

The update affects the file Winword.exe and updates the version of Microsoft Word 2000 to version 9.0.5302. To verify that you have the update, follow these steps:
  1. Locate the Winword.exe file and right-click the file.
  2. Select Properties on the shortcut menu.
  3. In the Properties dialog box, click the Version tab.
  4. Click Product Version. The product version should be 9.0.5302.

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 first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

After you install the Microsoft Word Mail Merge update, one of the following occurs either when Microsoft Word opens a Microsoft Access data source that is attached to a Microsoft Word mail merge main document, or when you insert a Microsoft Access data base:

Case 1: If the File Is Opened from a Browser Cache or Temp Folder, or over an Internet or Intranet Connection

When Word opens your Microsoft Access data source, the following message is displayed:
main_document_filename is a mail merge main document. Word cannot find its data source, data_source_filename.
After you click Find Data Source to open your Microsoft Access data source, the Macro Warning dialog box appears to allow you to either enable macros or disable macros when the data source is opened.

If you are still unable to connect to the data source, follow these steps:
  1. Click Find Data Source.
  2. In the Open Data Source dialog box, click to select the data source that you want, click to select the Select method check box, and then click Open.
  3. In the Confirm Data Source dialog box, click to select MS Access Database via ODBC (*.mdb), and then click OK.

Case 2: If the File Is Opened from a Local Drive or Network Drive

The Macro Warning dialog box appears to allow you to either enable macros or disable macros when the data source is opened.

REFERENCES

For additional information about how to apply the Word Mail Merge Security Update to an administrative installation of Microsoft Office 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
275205 WD2000: How to Apply the Word Mail Merge Security Update to an Administrative Installation

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Article ID: 274226 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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