This article applies to users of the following Microsoft Excel versions:
- Microsoft Excel 2010
- Microsoft Excel 2013
- Microsoft Excel 2016
Since a recent security update for Microsoft Excel, the contents of Excel files that you download from the Internet are automatically blocked. As a result, your downloaded report does not seem contain any content.
To view your reports, you can do one of the two following things:
- You can manually disable this block for one specific excel file. This must be done, if you leave the block enabled by default.
- You can disable the entire blockade for all downloaded Excel files.
Disabling blockage for one specific excel file
- Go to the folder on your computer where the Excel file is located.
- Right-click the Excel file and choose the “Properties” option.
- Select the “Unblock” option at the bottom, then click “apply” and then “ok”.
- You can now open the file with Microsoft Excel and view the contents of the file.
Unblock external content.
Disabling the blockage for all Excel files of external origin
- Open Microsoft Excel and go to “File” at the top left, then choose “Options”
- Go to the “Trust Center” tab and right-click “Trust Center Settings”
- In the just opened “Trust Center” window, select the “Secure View” tab on the left.
- Check the box “Enable secure view for files originating from the Internet,” then click “Ok.”
- Then click “Ok” again.
- Quit Microsoft Excel, now reopen the file with Microsoft Excel and view the contents of the file.
Disable the block for all Excel files you download (1 of 2).
Figure 3: Disable the block for all Excel files you download (2 of 2).
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