View my options and settings in the Trust Center

The Trust Center is where you can find security and privacy settings for Microsoft Office programs. With the consistent appearance of the ribbon in Office programs, steps to find the Trust Center are the same for each program.

  1. In an Office program, click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Trust Center, and then click Trust Center Settings.

    The Trust Center

  4. The following list of options appears (some options may vary):

    • Trusted Publishers    Build a list of publishers of code projects you trust.

    • Trusted Locations    Designate folders on your computer in which to place files you trust from reliable sources. Files in a trusted location folder do not go through File Validation.

    • Trusted Documents    Manage how Office programs interact with active content.

    • Add-ins    Select if add-ins require digital signatures, or if add-ins are disabled.

    • ActiveX Settings    Manage security prompts for ActiveX controls in Office programs.

    • Macro Settings    Enable or disable macros in Office programs.

    • Message Bar    Show or hide the Message Bar.

    • File Block Settings    Determine if previous versions of Office program files will open.

    • Privacy Options    Make selections that determine your level of privacy with Office programs.

  5. Click the area that you want and make selections you need.

Important   Changing Trust Center settings can greatly reduce or increase the security of your computer, its data, data on your organization's network, and other computers on that network. We advise that you consult with your system administrator, or carefully consider the risks, before making Trust Center settings changes.

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Applies To: Access 2013, Access 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Project 2010, Publisher 2013, Publisher 2010, Visio 2013, Visio 2010, Word 2013, Word 2010, Project 2010 Standard, Visio Standard 2010, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project 2013 Standard, Visio 2016 Preview

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