WD97: Macros Are Enabled When You Use Access Database File in Word

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When you use a Microsoft Access database file that contains macros in Microsoft Word, Word does not display the macro virus warning message. This problem can occur in either of the following situations:
  • When you use the Access database file in a Word mail merge.

  • When you insert the database into your Word document.
For additional information about how to use Access data in Word, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
193716 WD97: How to Use Microsoft Access 97 Data in Word
NOTE: This problem can occur when you open an Access table, either locally or through an Internet or intranet connection.


To resolve the problem described in this article, obtain and install the latest Microsoft Word 97 update from the following Microsoft Web site:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Microsoft Word 97 post-service release fixes are cumulative. The latest update contains all of the fixes since Service Release 2. If you install the latest update for Word 97, you do not need to install any other updates after Service Release 2.

For additional information about the fixes included in the latest update for Word 97, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265374 WD97: Post Service Release Fixes for Word 97

How to Determine Whether This Update Is Installed

After you install this update, QFE 8909 will be shown in the About Microsoft Word dialog box. When you click About Microsoft Word on the Help menu, the version information is changed to reflect the current version of Word, as in the following:
Microsoft (r) Word 97 SR-2
Copyright (c) 1983-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. (QFE 8909)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 272749 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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