Compile Error in Hidden Module: Autoexec in Word 2003 or Word 2007

After installation of Adobe Professional 7, 8 or 9, you may get the following error when you start Word 2003 or Word 2007:
“Compile Error in Hidden Module: Autoexec”
The cause of this error is PDFMaker.dot, which loads at startup. Since Adobe Professional 8 uses DLL-addins to add the toolbar in Excel, you can safely delete the PDFMaker.dot file on your computer.
Sometimes PDFMaker.dot is located in your profile directory:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART\PDFMaker.dot
Other times, PDFMaker.dot can be located in your Program Files directory.

After you deleted the file PDFMaker.dot, the error “Compile Error in Hidden Module: Autoexec” at startup of Word shouldn’t appear.

The error described above has been seen in combination with the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 7
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 8
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 9
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007

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krunal barot
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thanks a lot my dear…its work..

ASLAM
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thanks a lot my dear…its work..

Anne
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Kudos thanks a mil

Vivekananda
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Dear All
I got the solution for the complier error utility

Solution:Solution:
1. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\XLSTART
Delete the file (idmword8) and (~$mword8) which are include in above path

2. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\STARTUP
Delete the file (idmxl8) which are include in above path

Anonymous
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Dear All
I got the solution for the complier error utility
Solution:Solution:
1.C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\XLSTART
Delete the file (idmword8) and (~$mword8) which are include in above path
2.C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\STARTUP
Delete the file (idmxl8) which are include in above path  

Joe S
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Fixed my problem! Thanks.

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