Features turned off when Visual Basic for Applications is not installed

Summary

This article describes the Microsoft Office features that are turned off or are not installed if you select Not Available for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications when you install the versions of Office or the individual Office programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

If you do not install Visual Basic for Applications when you install Office, you may observe some or all of the following:

  1. Microsoft Access is not installed.
  2. Any add-in or Office function that is dependent upon Visual Basic for Applications cannot run. Add-ins and Office functions that require Visual Basic for Applications appear to be available, but you receive a message similar to the following:
    The function you are attempting to run contains macros or content that requires macro language support. When this software was installed, you (or your administrator) chose not to install support for macros or controls.
  3. Macros do not run, and you cannot create macros. When you open a document in an Office application that contains embedded macros, an alert message similar to the following may appear:
    drive\path\filename contains macros. Macro language support is disabled in this application. Would you like to open a copy of this document with the macros removed?
  4. When you attempt to use a wizard, you receive a message similar to the following:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\wizard name.wiz contains macros. Macro language support is disabled in this application. Would you like to open a copy of this document with the macros removed?

References

For more information about files and features that are not installed when Visual Basic for Applications is not installed, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

282847 Some Excel features are unavailable if you disable Visual Basic for Applications and run Excel

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Article ID: 281953 - Last Review: Oct 29, 2008 - Revision: 1

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