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When Word automatically recovers a document from a previous session of Microsoft Word, macros contained in the document are enabled, and no macro warning message is displayed.
When Microsoft Word starts, it checks the following locations for AutoRecover (*.asd) files but does not check the files for macros:
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:
245025To install the Word Mail Merge Security Update, follow these steps:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/245025/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Office 2000 SR-1/SR1a Update
This update has already been installed.
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 the latest Microsoft Word 2000 update. Please see the "Resolution" section of this article for more information.
After you install this update, the Macro Warning dialog box will be displayed to allow you to either enable macros or disable macros when Microsoft Word attempts to open an AutoRecover (*.asd) file.
For additional information about how Word uses temporary files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
211632For 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:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632/EN-US/ )WD2000: How Word for Windows Uses Temporary Files
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/275205/EN-US/ )WD2000: How to Apply the Word Mail Merge Security Update to an Administrative Installation