Hi there, i get the following error message every time i open and close Microsoft Word and Excel

For Microsoft Word:
Microsoft Visual Basic
Compile Error in hidden module: Auto Exec

and for Excel:
Microsoft Visual Basic
Compile error in hidden module: AutoExecNew (when i open it)
Compile error in hidden module: DistMon (when i close it)

My friend reckons i've got a bug on the program somewhere, i was wondering what you guys would make of this. After the error box comes and I click 'OK', i can still use the programs fine. I'm working on XP Professional SP1.

Really hope someone can help remove this annoying thing, cheers!

Re: Visual Basic Error on Word and Excel 2003 80 80

Try this http://www.dessci.com/en/support/tsn/TSN72.htm

If that doesn't apply to your problem try reinstalling office 2003 (or word & excel). That should most likely fix the problem.

Re: Visual Basic Error on Word and Excel 2003 80 80

I did try reinstalling Office, but no joy. That link you gave WlkingMan seemed to be talking about some really complicated stuff, i mean more complex than my sudden problem, because for a start I don't use MathType. Thanks though.
Oh can't anybody, ANYBODY help me out here?! The error is so annoying cos it loks harmless, yet could possible develop into something bigger.

Re: Visual Basic Error on Word and Excel 2003 80 80

The errors are usually caused by an Adobe plugin. If you go to the XLStart folder in your profile (C:\Documents and Settings\"your login"\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLStart) and move the PDFMaker.xla out into the Excel folder, the errors will go away.

Re: Visual Basic Error on Word and Excel 2003 80 80

I have the same problem except it is only with Excel 2003. I installed MS Office 2003 Professional on my Windows 7 Professional NetBook. I have looked all over for xlstart, start, pdfmaker and have not been able to find it. What I did find was that inside Excel under the Macro, Visual Basic Editor there is a visual basic code with a + called "AcrobatPDFMaker (PDFMaker.xl_). If I try to open this set of code, it asks for a password which I don't have. I have tried to delete it, but I don't know how. Does anyone know how to delete this bit of code? This is the only thing that I can think of to solve the annoyance at the start and termination of the program. Other than that Excel seams to work OK.

Re: Visual Basic Error on Word and Excel 2003 80 80

Hi david. Welcome to daniweb. You can start by first creating a new thread in the same forum, and helpers will come and assist you with your problem in no time

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