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PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up

to date.

Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been

blocked" and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security

Alert "This document references pictues in untrusted locations."

If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

security alert when you try to start the show?

I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have

to be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a

deck with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via

the network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

There has to be a way to disable the warning.

--

Dave

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    • Tools - Macro - Security - Set level at what you want

      HTH

      --

      Wayne

      Manchester, England.

      "Dave" wrote:

      > PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up

      > to date.

      > Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

      > When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

      > that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been

      > blocked" and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security

      > Alert "This document references pictues in untrusted locations."

      > If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

      > I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

      > security alert when you try to start the show?

      > I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have

      > to be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

      > presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a

      > deck with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

      > running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via

      > the network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

      > There has to be a way to disable the warning.

      > --

      > Dave

      >

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:42:00 GMT
    • Have a look here:

      Security warning message when clicking hyperlink in PowerPoint 2003: "files might harm your computer"

      http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00587.htm

      In article <WYWoIpCanT6GNABq.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avtgroup-adsl.demon.co.uk>, Dave wrote:

      > PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up

      > to date.

      > Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

      > When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

      > that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been

      > blocked" and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security

      > Alert "This document references pictues in untrusted locations."

      > If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

      > I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

      > security alert when you try to start the show?

      > I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have

      > to be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

      > presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a

      > deck with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

      > running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via

      > the network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

      > There has to be a way to disable the warning.

      >

      ---

      Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      PPTools: www.pptools.com

      ================================================

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:43:00 GMT
    • That's fine with PowerPoint 2003 and back, but this is PowerPoint 2007

      and the ribbon does not have tools - macro etc.

      In message <0E879C0F-BA64-4945-93F4-3A32BF100945.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com>,

      Wayne-I-M <WayneIM.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> writes

      >Tools - Macro - Security - Set level at what you want

      >HTH

      >

      --

      Dave

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:44:00 GMT
    • Thanks Steve,

      But it happens without clicking anything. The message bar contains the

      warning as I said, but I can turn that message off from the "trust

      centre" but it still invokes the security alert when you go to show

      presentation.

      I don't see why I should hack the registry (even with Microsoft) consent

      and even if it will cure the pop up, when there should be a way of

      disabling it. All previous versions you can get rid of messages so why

      not now. I bet it's the road to DRM their trying to enforce.

      The trouble is (as I'm sure you're aware) when running a show all day

      long and processing speakers every 15 mins you don't want this alert

      appearing on the screen just because the "creator" of the presentation

      doesn't know what they're doing.

      Oh and by the way, it is absolute taboo to have the desktop appear on

      the projected image. So it annoys me that Microsoft think it's clever to

      warn you at the start of a presentation with a huge security alert that

      you have to cancel to get the presentation to run, and not supply an

      option to turn it off. Not very professional is it.

      Please prove me wrong we have another show next week and I just know

      they are going to the same problem...

      In message <VA.00003848.03ae28cf.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com>, Steve Rindsberg

      <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> writes

      >Have a look here:

      >Security warning message when clicking hyperlink in PowerPoint 2003:

      >"files might harm your computer"

      >http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00587.htm

      >

      >In article <WYWoIpCanT6GNABq.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avtgroup-adsl.demon.co.uk>, Dave wrote:

      >> PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up

      >> to date.

      >> Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

      >> When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

      >> that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been

      >> blocked" and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security

      >> Alert "This document references pictues in untrusted locations."

      >> If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

      >> I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

      >> security alert when you try to start the show?

      >> I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have

      >> to be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

      >> presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a

      >> deck with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

      >> running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via

      >> the network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

      >> There has to be a way to disable the warning.

      >---

      >Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      >PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      >PPTools: www.pptools.com

      >================================================>

      --

      Dave

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:45:00 GMT
    • On Sep 13, 8:22 am, Dave <d....powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avt.ltd.uk> wrote:

      > That's fine with PowerPoint 2003 and back, but this is PowerPoint 2007

      > and the ribbon does not have tools - macro etc.

      > In message <0E879C0F-BA64-4945-93F4-3A32BF100....powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com>,

      > Wayne-I-M <Wayn....powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> writes

      > >Tools - Macro - Security - Set level at what you want

      > >HTH

      > --

      > Dave

      Add the Developer tab. Also look at this:

      http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA101490761033.aspx

      #5; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:46:00 GMT
    • In 2007, click on the Office button, PowerPoint Options, Trust Center, Trust

      Center Settings, Macro Settings, and set your preference. I'm not sure, but

      I think this is machine specific

      --

      Michael Koerner

      MS MVP - PowerPoint

      "Dave" <dave.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avt.ltd.uk> wrote in message

      news:WYWoIpCanT6GNABq.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avtgroup-adsl.demon.co.uk...

      > PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up to

      > date.

      > Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

      > When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

      > that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been blocked"

      > and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security Alert "This

      > document references pictues in untrusted locations."

      > If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

      > I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

      > security alert when you try to start the show?

      > I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have to

      > be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

      > presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a deck

      > with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

      > running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via the

      > network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

      > There has to be a way to disable the warning.

      > --

      > Dave

      #6; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:47:00 GMT
    • In article <mPSUNoGLXV6GNAmG.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avtgroup-adsl.demon.co.uk>, Dave wrote:

      > That's fine with PowerPoint 2003 and back, but this is PowerPoint 2007

      > and the ribbon does not have tools - macro etc.

      Office Button, PowerPoint Options, Popular section, checkmark "Developer tab on

      ribbon" or words to that effect.

      Then click Trust Center and have a look at the gazillions of settings under

      that.

      > In message <0E879C0F-BA64-4945-93F4-3A32BF100945.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com>,

      > Wayne-I-M <WayneIM.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> writes

      > >Tools - Macro - Security - Set level at what you want

      > >

      > >HTH

      > >

      >

      ---

      Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      PPTools: www.pptools.com

      ================================================

      #7; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:48:00 GMT
    • > I don't see why I should hack the registry (even with Microsoft) consent

      > and even if it will cure the pop up, when there should be a way of

      > disabling it.

      I agree. You shouldn't have to. But apparently the people in charge of these

      things have the idea that it's ok to make the product unusable for its intended

      purpose, as long as it's secure. Maybe the logic extends to "If it's unusable,

      nobody'll use it and there'll be no security issues at all!" Who knows.

      > All previous versions you can get rid of messages so why

      > not now. I bet it's the road to DRM their trying to enforce.

      No, the same thing happens in 2003, at least for hyperlinks.

      I don't see where it has any connection to DRM, unless your "dangerous" content

      is DRM-protected material.

      > The trouble is (as I'm sure you're aware) when running a show all day

      > long and processing speakers every 15 mins you don't want this alert

      > appearing on the screen just because the "creator" of the presentation

      > doesn't know what they're doing.

      > Oh and by the way, it is absolute taboo to have the desktop appear on

      > the projected image. So it annoys me that Microsoft think it's clever to

      > warn you at the start of a presentation with a huge security alert that

      > you have to cancel to get the presentation to run, and not supply an

      > option to turn it off. Not very professional is it.

      Not at all. I've begged for five minutes alone in a soundproof room with the

      guy responsible for this. If they come through, I think we can make some big

      bucks selling tickets to watch. <g>

      Do you know what exactly's triggering the warning?

      > Please prove me wrong we have another show next week and I just know

      > they are going to the same problem...

      > In message <VA.00003848.03ae28cf.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com>, Steve Rindsberg

      > <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> writes

      > >

      > >Have a look here:

      > >

      > >Security warning message when clicking hyperlink in PowerPoint 2003:

      > >"files might harm your computer"

      > >http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00587.htm

      > >

      > >

      > >In article <WYWoIpCanT6GNABq.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avtgroup-adsl.demon.co.uk>, Dave wrote:

      > >> PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up

      > >> to date.

      > >>

      > >> Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

      > >>

      > >> When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

      > >> that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been

      > >> blocked" and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security

      > >> Alert "This document references pictues in untrusted locations."

      > >>

      > >> If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

      > >>

      > >> I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

      > >> security alert when you try to start the show?

      > >>

      > >> I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have

      > >> to be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

      > >> presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a

      > >> deck with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

      > >> running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via

      > >> the network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

      > >>

      > >> There has to be a way to disable the warning.

      > >>

      > >

      > >---

      > >Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > >PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > >PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > >================================================> >

      > >

      >

      ---

      Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      PPTools: www.pptools.com

      ================================================

      #8; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:50:00 GMT
    • Ok thanks, but that only brings up the trust centre which is available

      from the button anyway.

      Still doesn't cue the problem

      In message <1189700312.650948.198090.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.19g2000hsx.googlegroups.com>,

      DougKlippert <doug.klippert.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> writes

      >On Sep 13, 8:22 am, Dave <d....powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avt.ltd.uk> wrote:

      >> That's fine with PowerPoint 2003 and back, but this is PowerPoint 2007

      >> and the ribbon does not have tools - macro etc.

      >> In message <0E879C0F-BA64-4945-93F4-3A32BF100....powerpoint.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com>,

      >> Wayne-I-M <Wayn....powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> writes

      >> >Tools - Macro - Security - Set level at what you want

      >> >HTH

      >> --

      >> Dave

      >Add the Developer tab. Also look at this:

      >http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA101490761033.aspx

      >

      --

      Dave

      #9; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:50:00 GMT
    • Not too sure, I examined every inserted image in the presentation, now

      I've had time to investigate, and it appears two of the images have been

      dragged from a foreign picture editor so it came in as an "object" and

      will look for the app to edit it, also some of the images, if you right

      click on them, instead of the usual "change picture" you also get "edit

      picture" which of course says "this is an imported picture, not a group,

      do you want to convert etc."

      So it seems that there are two instances, an imported image or an object

      created by dragging from a picture editor application.

      With the chance of answering my own post, on further investigation of

      how to circumnavigate this "feature", if you put all the presentations

      in a specific folder and add this folder to your "Trust Centre > Trusted

      Locations" it seems to cure the pop up security alert.

      Not really an answer, more a work-around, which makes a mockery of the

      original purpose of the alert,

      Really need a better solution as not all technicians fully understand

      the reason behind your logic and this has only cropped up in 2007, the

      macro security in previous version normally cured the warning without

      the need to have a specific directory allocated for the purpose.

      In message <VA.0000384c.04fbf5d0.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com>, Steve Rindsberg

      <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> writes

      >> The trouble is (as I'm sure you're aware) when running a show all day

      >> long and processing speakers every 15 mins you don't want this alert

      >> appearing on the screen just because the "creator" of the presentation

      >> doesn't know what they're doing.

      >> Oh and by the way, it is absolute taboo to have the desktop appear on

      >> the projected image. So it annoys me that Microsoft think it's clever to

      >> warn you at the start of a presentation with a huge security alert that

      >> you have to cancel to get the presentation to run, and not supply an

      >> option to turn it off. Not very professional is it.

      >Not at all. I've begged for five minutes alone in a soundproof room with the

      >guy responsible for this. If they come through, I think we can make some big

      >bucks selling tickets to watch. <g>

      >Do you know what exactly's triggering the warning?

      >

      >---

      >Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      >PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      >PPTools: www.pptools.com

      >================================================>

      --

      Dave

      #10; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:52:00 GMT
    • In article <S$VZxtBXSk6GNATe.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.avtgroup-adsl.demon.co.uk>, Dave wrote:

      > Not too sure, I examined every inserted image in the presentation, now

      > I've had time to investigate, and it appears two of the images have been

      > dragged from a foreign picture editor so it came in as an "object" and

      > will look for the app to edit it, also some of the images, if you right

      > click on them, instead of the usual "change picture" you also get "edit

      > picture" which of course says "this is an imported picture, not a group,

      > do you want to convert etc."

      If you rightclick and ungroup, that should convert the OLE object (that's what

      this is) into a regular PPT picture and that should calm PPT down a good bit.

      > So it seems that there are two instances, an imported image or an object

      > created by dragging from a picture editor application.

      > With the chance of answering my own post, on further investigation of

      > how to circumnavigate this "feature", if you put all the presentations

      > in a specific folder and add this folder to your "Trust Centre > Trusted

      > Locations" it seems to cure the pop up security alert.

      > Not really an answer, more a work-around, which makes a mockery of the

      > original purpose of the alert,

      It does seem silly, but at least it gives us a chance to say to PPT "Hey, look.

      It's MY presentation. It's MY computer. It's up to ME to decide who and what

      gets trusted and what doesn't."

      > Really need a better solution

      Yep.

      Oh, and in case it's not apparent, the people answering questions here are, with

      a few very rare exceptions, not MS employees. We're all volunteers and regular

      ol' PPT users.

      > as not all technicians fully understand

      > the reason behind your logic and this has only cropped up in 2007, the

      > macro security in previous version normally cured the warning without

      > the need to have a specific directory allocated for the purpose.

      > In message <VA.0000384c.04fbf5d0.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com>, Steve Rindsberg

      > <abuse.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.localhost.com> writes

      > >> The trouble is (as I'm sure you're aware) when running a show all day

      > >> long and processing speakers every 15 mins you don't want this alert

      > >> appearing on the screen just because the "creator" of the presentation

      > >> doesn't know what they're doing.

      > >>

      > >> Oh and by the way, it is absolute taboo to have the desktop appear on

      > >> the projected image. So it annoys me that Microsoft think it's clever to

      > >> warn you at the start of a presentation with a huge security alert that

      > >> you have to cancel to get the presentation to run, and not supply an

      > >> option to turn it off. Not very professional is it.

      > >

      > >Not at all. I've begged for five minutes alone in a soundproof room with the

      > >guy responsible for this. If they come through, I think we can make some big

      > >bucks selling tickets to watch. <g>

      > >

      > >Do you know what exactly's triggering the warning?

      > >

      > >

      > >---

      > >Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      > >PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      > >PPTools: www.pptools.com

      > >================================================> >

      > >

      >

      ---

      Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP

      PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com

      PPTools: www.pptools.com

      ================================================

      #11; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:53:00 GMT
    • I have had the same problem like you.

      I found a way to stop that warning. You have too add the folder that contain

      your presentation file in Trusted Location. You found this setting under

      Office Button â' PowerPoint Option â' Trust Center â' Trust Center Settings â'

      Trusted Location- Add new location. You also have an opportunity checkbox for

      subfolder.

      /Magnus

      "Dave" wrote:

      > PowerPoint 2007 all latest updates installed running on XP sp2 also up

      > to date.

      > Ok I've run out of ideas, so please help me.

      > When you receive a presentation and load it the message bar informs you

      > that "Security Warning References to external pictures have been

      > blocked" and when you try to show the presentation you get the Security

      > Alert "This document references pictues in untrusted locations."

      > If you cancel the show starts and still runs fine.

      > I know you can disable the message bar warning but how to you stop the

      > security alert when you try to start the show?

      > I do not have the luxury of checking the presentations before they have

      > to be shown and it ruins the show having this alert pop up on the odd

      > presentation. The reason they can't be checked is that we pre make a

      > deck with object linked filenames for a whole show and while the show is

      > running the "dummy" files are over written with the real ones live via

      > the network. It is SO unprofessional when that pop up appears.

      > There has to be a way to disable the warning.

      > --

      > Dave

      >

      #12; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:54:00 GMT