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Visual Basic Issue (I Believe!) effecting Word & Excel

by e. / February 27, 2005 6:51 AM PST

When I open Excel 2000 I get a message saying, "compiler error in hidden module: AutoExec New." When I close it I get a message saying, "compiler error in hidden module: DistMod."
Something is also happening with this that adds Addins to Word2000 related to Snagit & PDF files. I uncheck this but during use of Excel or PDF's it returns. Then when I shut off my computer I have to go through a bunch of dialog boxes saying can't close Word because a dialog active switch is open and that there is a compiler error, can't fix command utility debugging.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.

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by AInTeL / February 27, 2005 6:54 AM PST

Dear "e",

Why bother and waste your time? I'm pretty confident removing and reinstalling MS Office will fix the problem - it only takes 10-15 minutes.


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My response
by e. / February 27, 2005 1:19 PM PST
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Thanks Aln,if I do this will I lose my setting when I reinstall?

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(NT) (NT) What settings do you mean?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 8:40 PM PST
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by e. / February 28, 2005 5:05 AM PST

By settings I mean things like the word.dot that controls all the formating options in Word or other similar items in other programs. After sending my previous message it occurred to me that if these settings are saved it probably is likely that this same error might be as well. Any thoughts on this?

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You could try this
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 28, 2005 8:43 AM PST
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Use your PC Search to search for any instances of normal.dot. Make a note of where they are stored, (eg which folder), and then copy them and store them somewhere.

Then, when you uninstall and reinstall Office, you can, if you wish, replace the new normal.dot with the old one. But be careful, it may indeed be a corrupt normal.dot that is causing some of your problems.

The only other thing you have to think about is where have you saved any documents, or spreadsheets that you created using Office?

If within the Office folders themselves, they shouldn't be deleted by an uninstall/reinstall, but to be safe you should move them to a different folder.

There is nothing else that I can think of. I've not heard of Snagit so I can't comment on that, but with .pdf files, if all you are doing is reading them and you do not create them, then you can download Adobe's PDF reader for free.

I hope this helps.


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