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

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Misc' started by Sam, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Sam

    Sam Guest

    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.......

    Sam, Feb 13, 2006
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  2. Dave Peterson, Feb 13, 2006
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  3. Sam

    Sam Guest

    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

    Sam, Feb 13, 2006
  4. 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.
    Dave Peterson, Feb 13, 2006
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