Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Microsoft Word 2000 Problem


  • Please log in to reply

#1
wm_hunter

wm_hunter

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
Whenever I open and close Microsoft Word 2000, I get this error message.

Posted Image

When I press OK, Word works fine, but it would be nice to get to the bottom of this.

Additional Notes

This only happens in WORD and none of the other office programs.

There are no other problems with the program I can find.


I would be very grateful for any assistance.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
SYMPTOMS
When you start one of the programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section, you may receive an error message that is similar to one of the following:

Compile error in hidden module: AutoExec

APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Office Excel 2003
• Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Office Word 2003
• Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

CAUSE
This problem can occur when the following conditions are true:

• The Microsoft Office Startup folder or the Microsoft Excel Startup folder contains either, or both, of the following Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker add-in template files:

Pdfmaker.dot

Pdfmaker.xla

• Norton AntiVirus software is installed.

http://support.micro...kb/307410/en-us

If the above is not applicable, open Word, click help, click detect and repair, have a tick in restore shortcuts
  • 0

#3
wm_hunter

wm_hunter

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
I recently had to do a repair on my computer causing my C:\ to have a reformat. Any programs left on my D:\ that had DLLs or some reg entries no longer work properly. So deleting the two files in office startup will fix the problem with office?

Edited by wm_hunter, 05 April 2006 - 01:39 PM.

  • 0

#4
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Have you got them in office start up?
  • 0

#5
wm_hunter

wm_hunter

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
Pdfmaker.dot found in

D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\PDFMaker
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Startup
C:\Documents and Settings\*computername*\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Recent
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Recent

Pdfmaker.xla found in

C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Recent
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\XLStart
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\PDFMaker



* * for security
  • 0

#6
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
It says to move them from office start up, not delete them
  • 0

#7
wm_hunter

wm_hunter

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
And put them where?
  • 0

#8
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Move the Pdfmaker.dot file and, if present, the Pdfmaker.xla file from the Office or Excel Startup folder to a different folder on your hard disk. For example, you can move the files to the My Documents folder. To do this, follow these steps:

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

1. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.

2. In the Search for file or folders named box, type pdfmaker.dot pdfmaker.xla.

3. In the Look In box, click the disk drive where Windows is installed, such as C:, and then click Search Now.

The Pdfmaker.dot file is located in one of the following folders:

• C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Startup (Word 2000)

• C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup (Word 2002)

• C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\Startup

The Pdfmaker.xla file in located in one of the following folders:

• C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Xlstart (Excel 2000)

• C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Xlstart (Excel 2002)

• C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\Xlstart

4. In the Search Results window, right-click the file for each file that is found, and then click Cut.

5. On your desktop, right-click the My Documents folder, and then click Paste.
  • 0

#9
wm_hunter

wm_hunter

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
I just don't see why I have to move them. My Adobe Acrobat doesn't work anymore, so what is the point of backing them up?
  • 0

#10
wm_hunter

wm_hunter

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 163 posts
Problem fixed

Thank you for your help
  • 0

#11
Retired Tech

Retired Tech

    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 20,563 posts
Thank You for letting me know
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP