A security warning appears on the Message Bar in Word 2007 and Word 2010 even if the document does not contain macros

SYMPTOMS
When you open an existing document or create a new document in Microsoft Office Word 2007 or Microsoft Word 2010, a security warning appears on the Message Bar. You experience this symptom even if the document does not contain macros.

This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • You previously opened a document that contained macros.
  • You received a security warning on the Message Bar.
  • You did not click Options to enable macros or to disable macros in Word 2007. You did not click Enable Content to enable macros in Word 2010.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the security warning appears on the Message Bar until you enable or disable macros.
WORKAROUND

Word 2007

To work around this problem, click Options to enable macros or to disable macros. After you enable or disable macros, the security warning does not appear on the Message Bar unless the current document contains macros.

Word 2010


To work around this problem, click Enable Content to enable macros. After you enable macros, the security warning does not appear on the Message Bar unless the current document contains macros.

Word 2010 Starter

Word Starter does not support Macros. Click the Purchase button to buy the full version of Word.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
WD2007
Properties

Article ID: 927075 - Last Review: 08/26/2011 22:08:00 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Office Word 2007

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