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Word documents and templates from ip address

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gechurch

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?