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PPT2000: PowerPoint 2000 Add-In with Interactive Modal Dialogs Cause Word and Excel 2000 to Stop Responding
Article ID: 226750 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q226750
If you are use Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Word 2000, or Excel 2000 with any Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 add-in that requires user action when it is autoloaded when the application is started and you try to insert a PowerPoint presentation as an object while PowerPoint is not running, one of the following symptoms may occur:
This is caused when the PowerPoint Add-in starts a modal user interface (UI) during either the Auto_Open or the Auto_Close events for the add-in. When this occurs, it appears to the operating system that PowerPoint 2000 is no longer installed on the computer.
This is because modal user interfaces are run from the Visual Basic for Applications layer of Office (not from PowerPoint directly). The Windows Installer interprets the program ID as damage to PowerPoint. In addition, PowerPoint cannot finish loading until the modal UI has been cleared from the display. This activates the final error message.
Disable Add-ins with Modal User InterfacesTo disable add-ins with modal user interfaces, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.