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PPT2000: Macro Virus Protection Warning Doesn't Appear When Inserting Slides from File

Article ID: 249050

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q249050


When you insert slides from a PowerPoint 2000 or PowerPoint 97 presentation into another PowerPoint 2000 presentation, the macro virus warning message does not appear even if one of the slides being inserted has a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro project attached to it.


You cannot transfer presentation-level VBA projects from one presentation to another by inserting slides; therefore, when you insert slides from a file, PowerPoint does not scan the file for macros.

Note however, if you put an ActiveX control on a slide, PowerPoint creates a special VBA project that is contained within the slide and not the presentation. This project is named Slide n, where n is the index position the slide had when you added the ActiveX control. Because it is part of the slide, and not the presentation, PowerPoint adds this slide project into your presentation when you insert the slide.


To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).

To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0

Keywords: kbbug kbdtacode kbfix kbmacro KB249050