+ 0 Votes I doubt you can change this setting gechurch January 23, 2013 at 10:12pm PST It sounds like the document needs to be a Trusted Location (found in Word Options - Trust Center - Trusted Locations in modern versions of Word). I'm not surprised Word doesn't let you add IP addresses to Trusted Locations. The threat is that the IP address will change, or another PC on the network could be set to the same IP and then you will be loading potentially unsafe documents from an unknown host. What is the reason you can't use a hostname instead of IP? + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer Slayer_ January 24, 2013 at 10:57pm PST That's a good idea, thanks. We'll try that as well.