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2.4. Excel Macro Security Settings

Applies to:  All products that run as Excel add-ins

I know that Palisade add-ins include some macro code, but I am concerned about security.  How should I set up Excel for the greatest possible security that is compatible with Palisade software?

Recent versions of our products (starting in about 2003) are digitally signed.  Excel treats digitally signed macros differently from those that are not digitally signed, and this lets you maintain a higher level of security while still running macros from trusted sources like Palisade.

With digitally signed versions of our software, here are the recommended settings:

If you have versions of our products that were released before 2003, you will need to set macro security to Low in Excel 2003, and you will not be able to run those older products at all in Excel 2007 or later.

See also: Group Policy and Office Customization Tool Settings: Technical Reference

Last edited: 2014-11-17

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