Blocked Macros? Enable Macros in Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Office
Some people say, “The World runs on Macros”. This is true, almost every small office to large enterprise companies across the world use macros for Office Automation.
While opening a macro enabled file that you have saved on your computer, you may see one of the following messages.
1. Macros have been blocked
Option A - Add Trusted Location
If you trust the file then simply create a folder on your computer and tell Excel that it is a trusted folder. That’s it! All files opened from a trusted folder will open up without any warning messages.
Note: Gantt Excel’s code is secure and digitally signed by Comodo.
You can watch this step by step video for “How to Enable Macros when Macros are blocked“
Option B - Unblock File
Another easy option is to just right click on the filename in Explorer, Select Properties and click the Unblock checkbox. You will have to do this only once and the file will stay unblocked.
You can watch this step by step video for “How to Enable Macros when Macros are blocked – Unblock File“
2. Enable Macros/ Content Prompt
This is an easy one. Just click on the Enable Content button and macros will be enabled.
22 thoughts on “Blocked Macros? Enable Macros in Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Office”
We are happy to know that this solution worked for you.
Hi, I am looking to restart week numbering for each year. Is that possible
We will pass your feedback to the R&D dev team for possible inclusion as a feature later this year. Thank you.
I want to learn more about this so I can use it well
Sure, Please check out our quick start guide on our website and videos on youtube.
Yet its not work for me.
Please try unblocking the file. It should work.
How do I show a dependency on the Gantt chart? I see how to enter the dependency in the edit pop-up but so far no transfer to the Gantt chart.
Dr. Steve, you can click on the settings button in the Gantt menu and enable ‘Show Connectors’ and the dependency connectors will show up in the timeline.
Hello, Unblocking did not work for me.
I use WPS not microsoft excel. It says the Macro can not be run because the VBA support library is not installed.
Please can you help me?
Helen our templates work only with Microsoft Excel.
Hi, Can I change the hour blocks to be 30min blocks?
Darren we don’t have this feature but will pass it on as feedback to the R&D dev team.
You are most welcome Luis.
Hi im trying to enable macros on a Gantt chart on a Mac and when I do it keeps asking me for a password which I never set up in the first place. Can you please assist?
Ned you can unblock the workbook in the Settings window. You can also reach out to support via a ticket.
I need to apply this soft ware
Godana please add a trusted location on your computer. Its easy and takes a minute.
The option to unlock the file does not show up, but I get a brief message in red, saying the automated macro is off. Please help.
Sharon please add a trusted location on your computer. Its easy and takes a minute.