Last update: 17 February 2021 (cf)
For security reasons, on all conversion servers, the macro execution of Microsoft Office applications should be disabled. Fabasoft Conversion services also include a logic to automatically close opening dialogs that are shown by Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office applications, to skip and proceed the conversion.
From a customer, Fabasoft got knowledge of a special warning dialog shown by Microsoft Visual Basic (VBA), that is displayed even though macro notification is disabled in Microsoft Word. Furthermore, the Fabasoft Conversion service cannot access and close this dialog because of Windows security mechanisms.
The following steps show how to change the TEMP directory of the Fabasoft Conversion services, disable macros in Microsoft Word, and add the new location to the trusted locations of Microsoft Word.
All steps need to be done on the conversion server (or all conversion servers) and with the conversion service user logged in to Windows .
By default, the TEMP directory of Fabasoft Folio Kernel is located in the %TEMP%\Fabasoft directory of the Conversion service Windows user.
For the change of the trusted locations of Microsoft Word, it is required to change the location of this directory, as Microsoft Word implicitly does not allow the %TEMP% directory as a trusted location.
Add a line (or change, if already exists):
or with the path of your new directory
For security reasons, you always should keep macro execution disabled on all Conversion servers.
The dialog from VBA does not appear, when the file is opened from a trusted location. Therefore, we add the new folder C:\FOLIOTEMP to Word's trusted locations:
If you still have issues, please contact Fabasoft Support.