How to enable macros in Excel 2007
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Jul 6, 2010

G'day everyone

I want to add a macro to Excel 2007. I have googled a bit and I enabled the Developer tab in Excel. I've tried macro security completely open and with and without trusted access. But... the "Record macro" and "Macros" options remain greyed out. I tried starting with a fresh new Excel file, but no luck. Does anyone know how to enable macros in Excel 2007?



Laura Stamp  Identity Verified
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Maybe this helps: Jul 6, 2010

Make sure you change the security settings.

Change Macro Settings to “Enable all macros” and

Change ActiveX settings to “Enable all controls without restrictions and without prompting”


Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Separate workbook Jul 6, 2010

Hi Samuel,

I think Excel wants you to store macros in a seperate workbook, Personal.xlsb, so maybe you should open that workbook with View/Window/Unhide and record your macros there.



Paolo Troiani  Identity Verified
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Did you try with add-ins? Jul 6, 2010

When you open Excel, if you go on the "view" tab, do you have the "macro" greyed out?

If yes, then it seems like you did not activated VBA tools.
Try in Windows logo -> Excel Option -> Add-ins
Tick the boxes: Internet Assistant VBA and Analysis Tools - VBA.
In that window, at the bottom, you should also find the "go" button.
Click on it and the "Add-ins" dialog box should appear. There, activate "Internet Assistant VBA " and "Analysis Tools - VBA".

Close Excel, shut down and restart your PC.. does it change anything?


How to enable macros in excel Nov 10, 2013

Hi, this video has step by step procedure to enable macros.



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