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excel 2003 - error in starting the program compile error in AutoExecNew

  1. #1
    Sam
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    excel 2003 - error in starting the program compile error in AutoExecNew

    I installed a brand new Office 2003 on an xp machine.
    Starting Excel, brings a box saying:

    "compile error in AutoExecNew".

    The help does not help much as it is apparently a hidden file.

    Then, when I ignore this, it seems Excel works OK but shutting it down
    brings a another window:

    "Compile error in hidden module DistMon".

    I tried to repair Office and it said it is repaired but this error remains.

    I have no idea what to do.

    Pls help.......

    Shabtay




  2. #2
    Dave Peterson
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    Re: excel 2003 - error in starting the program compile error inAutoExecNew

    Take a look here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q307410
    OFF: "Compile Error in Hidden Module" Error Message When You Start
    Word or Excel

    It points at PDFMaker.xla as being the culprit.

    Sam wrote:
    >
    > I installed a brand new Office 2003 on an xp machine.
    > Starting Excel, brings a box saying:
    >
    > "compile error in AutoExecNew".
    >
    > The help does not help much as it is apparently a hidden file.
    >
    > Then, when I ignore this, it seems Excel works OK but shutting it down
    > brings a another window:
    >
    > "Compile error in hidden module DistMon".
    >
    > I tried to repair Office and it said it is repaired but this error remains.
    >
    > I have no idea what to do.
    >
    > Pls help.......
    >
    > Shabtay


    --

    Dave Peterson

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    Sam
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    Re: excel 2003 - error in starting the program compile error in AutoExecNew

    Dear Dave,
    Thanks so much.
    I specifically uninstalled acrobat 5 before installing office 2003, deleted
    all files that had anything to do with templates from it......no problem
    with Word.
    I made the same installation on two other machines with no problem...

    I searched now - there is no file by the name of pdfmaker.xla

    Any other "culprit"??

    Thanks so much

    Shabtay

    "Dave Peterson" <petersod@verizonXSPAM.net> wrote in message
    news:43F07DA6.B8917E8F@verizonXSPAM.net...
    > Take a look here:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q307410
    > OFF: "Compile Error in Hidden Module" Error Message When You Start
    > Word or Excel
    >
    > It points at PDFMaker.xla as being the culprit.
    >
    > Sam wrote:
    >>
    >> I installed a brand new Office 2003 on an xp machine.
    >> Starting Excel, brings a box saying:
    >>
    >> "compile error in AutoExecNew".
    >>
    >> The help does not help much as it is apparently a hidden file.
    >>
    >> Then, when I ignore this, it seems Excel works OK but shutting it down
    >> brings a another window:
    >>
    >> "Compile error in hidden module DistMon".
    >>
    >> I tried to repair Office and it said it is repaired but this error
    >> remains.
    >>
    >> I have no idea what to do.
    >>
    >> Pls help.......
    >>
    >> Shabtay

    >
    > --
    >
    > Dave Peterson




  4. #4
    Dave Peterson
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    Re: excel 2003 - error in starting the program compile error inAutoExecNew

    Nope. But I bet you'll find it if you search through hidden folders and for
    hidden files.

    Or even shelling to DOS and running an old DOS command would be helpful:

    Windows start button|Run
    cmd (windows 2k/xp)
    command (windows 98)

    At the DOS prompt:
    C: (to get to the C: drive)
    cd\ (to get to the root directory)

    dir pdf*.xl* /s

    the /s means to search through subdirectories.



    Sam wrote:
    >
    > Dear Dave,
    > Thanks so much.
    > I specifically uninstalled acrobat 5 before installing office 2003, deleted
    > all files that had anything to do with templates from it......no problem
    > with Word.
    > I made the same installation on two other machines with no problem...
    >
    > I searched now - there is no file by the name of pdfmaker.xla
    >
    > Any other "culprit"??
    >
    > Thanks so much
    >
    > Shabtay
    >
    > "Dave Peterson" <petersod@verizonXSPAM.net> wrote in message
    > news:43F07DA6.B8917E8F@verizonXSPAM.net...
    > > Take a look here:
    > >
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q307410
    > > OFF: "Compile Error in Hidden Module" Error Message When You Start
    > > Word or Excel
    > >
    > > It points at PDFMaker.xla as being the culprit.
    > >
    > > Sam wrote:
    > >>
    > >> I installed a brand new Office 2003 on an xp machine.
    > >> Starting Excel, brings a box saying:
    > >>
    > >> "compile error in AutoExecNew".
    > >>
    > >> The help does not help much as it is apparently a hidden file.
    > >>
    > >> Then, when I ignore this, it seems Excel works OK but shutting it down
    > >> brings a another window:
    > >>
    > >> "Compile error in hidden module DistMon".
    > >>
    > >> I tried to repair Office and it said it is repaired but this error
    > >> remains.
    > >>
    > >> I have no idea what to do.
    > >>
    > >> Pls help.......
    > >>
    > >> Shabtay

    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Dave Peterson


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    Dave Peterson

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