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Office XP/Word macro error message

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Cage72, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. Cage72

    Cage72 Thread Starter

    Nov 3, 2002
    Every time I use WORD I get a dialogue box saying something about macros right after the app has been opened. If this help on my system i have Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional. Is this something that can be undone by changing some preference/configuration setting with either or both programs? Iv'e included a Screen caputre of "Error Message". Thank in advance


    Intel P4 D845WN Mobo
    Intel P4 1.5 CPU
    640 SDRAM
    Windows XP Home Edition

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  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    PDFMaker is a VBA macro for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Since it is a macro, it has the potential to clash with other macros you may have installed.

    Try the following steps:

    1. Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup

    2. You should see PDFMaker.dot here. If you see any other files, move them out of the folder.

    3. Go to %UserProfile%\Application data\Microsoft\Word\Startup. This folder should be empty.

    4. Locate your NORMAL.DOT file and rename it. Call it NORMAL.OLD

    5. Launch MS Word.

    If Word opens without a compile error, one or more of the templates you removed is conflicting with PDFMaker. Or, there was a macro in your NORMAL.DOT template that was conflicting (Word automatically creates NORMAL.DOT if it is missing).

    http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/[email protected]@.2ccd423d/2

    I copy/pasted it, in case you cannot view the page. Also, that was for a confict with the file. You could remove the PDFMaker.dot out of there, and leave the rest in, if you don't use them.

    Also, what do you have in that folder?


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