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By hmfl33498 ·
I was unable to unzip the file Format dates.xla 82kb and the file personal.xls 23kb. This was from your download "Excel Data Formatting macros". I got a security level warning about macros and am not sure what to do to allow this file to be unzipped or opened. Thank you for the help.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Excel file dow ...

Although this isn't monitored (much) by TR staff, and it is also not a place for questions, in your case you have a legitimate concern.

Excel always warns of files containing macros. In MOST cases a macro is used within an Excel worksheet to calculate formulas, collect data etc. These Macros are ususally fine if you trust the source. Microsoft has included an Excel Macro warning dialogue because a malicious user could write a snippet of code and hide it into an Excel spreadsheet, so that when opened, the code is run on your machine for whatever intents and purposes.

In the case of a TR document, you can rest assured that they have only the best intentions in mind and that the document has some calculations or formulas inside that would trigger the warning. (Thus the name Excel Data Formatting "Macros".)
I am sure that it is safe for you to open the document without it harming your system.

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