You receive a "Visual Basic compile error in hidden module" error message when you start or quit an Office 2000 program

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When you attempt to start or quit Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, or Microsoft Word, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
Microsoft Visual Basic
Compile Error in Hidden Module: Module name
The following specific module names are displayed in the error message, depending on which program you start or quit:
  • When you quit Outlook: Module Translate.
  • When you start or quit Excel: Module mod_voice.
  • When you start Word: Module Voice.
  • When you quit Word: Module Translate.


This issue occurs after you install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1). This issue can occur when you have Universal Translator 2000 installed on your computer.


To resolve this issue, remove Universal Translator 2000 from the XLStart folder, and then delete To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Explorer.
  2. Browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\XLStart.
  3. Right-click UT2000, and then press DELETE.

    When you receive the message that asks you to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
  4. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
  5. In the Named box, type, and then click Find Now.
  6. Press SHIFT, click each file, and then press DELETE.

    When you receive the message that asks you to confirm the deletion, click Yes.


Article ID: 312595 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.4
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Word 2000
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