Just a small addition to the topic:
I've written two Excel-based tools and one of them is used in more than 30
countries inside Ericsson (we know it for sure via an on-line registration
system). To tell you the truth, I've never got a single complaint about the
macro virus protection message and we never thought it should be necessary to
turn it off or hide it from the users.
Jeff Lutes wrote:
> It's only recomended for the machine it was created on - because somebody
> wants $300 a year from you. I have used this method on other machines
> before and it has always worked for me. I'm sure there are advantages to
> purchasing a registered signature, but it is not nessesary to stop the macro
> warning messages.
> Jeff Lutes
> I.S. Support Specialist
> Hopkins Mfg. Corp.
> >From: Diane Poremsky <[log in to unmask]>
> >Reply-To: A list to stimulate discussion about the technical aspects of the
> > developme <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Re: Digital Signatures
> >Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 10:24:24 -0500
> >Selfcert is only recommended for the machine it was created on - it may
> >only be valid on that machine.
> >Digital certs intended for email can be used for signing code to share
> >with co-workers. For redistributing applications get a real code signing
> >cert - I think they are $300 a year.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Someone was asking about digital signatures (sorry, lost the e-mail).
> >is a quick run-down:
> >1. You must install Digital Signatures (on the Office 2000 CD under
> >2. Run selfcert.exe to create a digital signature.
> >3. From the VBA Editor, click on the project you want signed, click
> >tools |
> >Digital Signature. Choose your certificate and click ok.
> >After this is done, anyone opening your file will be given the option to
> >"Always Trust" from you. If they click that box and say enable macros,
> >files you send out signed will work on their machine without asking
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