Microsoft Office 2013 Update Adds Macro Blocking Feature

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Microsoft Office 2013 update made the software suite’s security at par with its successor Office 2016. Now you can block macros in documents that you receive through some online source.

Previously Office used to open documents, which you receive from some other user, in Protected View. Office also allowed you to edit these documents in the protected view mode. However, there was a fair chance of some malicious macros to run when you edit.

Microsoft Office 2016 came with the ability to block such malicious macros but the feature was not added to Office 2013.  But now when you install the the latest Microsoft Office 2013 update, you will be able to block non-administrator users from running macros. You can enable the feature through Microsoft’s Administrative Templates for Office 2013. You can get it from here.