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How to enable macros in Excel

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-02

This article aims to show you how to enable macros in Excel step by step. Please do as follows.

Enable macros in Excel in the Message bar
Enable macros in the Backstage view
Enable macros with change the Trust Center settings


Enable macros in Excel in the Message bar

When opening a workbook which contains macros, a Message bar will appear above the Formula Bar, please click the Enable Content button to enable the macros. After clicking it, all your macros within this current workbook are enabled.


Enable macros in the Backstage view

Or you can enable macros in the Backstage view.

1. Click File > Info > Enable Content > Enable All Content. See screenshot:

This method is also only available to the current workbook.


Enable macros with changing the Trust Center settings

Besides, you can enable macros with changing the Trust Center settings in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Click File > Options.

2. In the Excel Options dialog box, click Trust Center in the left pane, then click the Trust Center Settings button in the Microsoft Excel Trust Center section.

3. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Macro Settings in left pane, select the Enable all macros option in the Macro Settings section, and finally click the OK button.

4. When it returns to the Excel Options dialog box, click the OK button.

5. From now on, all macros will run without the warning message.

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