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When you start or quit Microsoft Excel, you receive an error message similar to the following:
Compile error in hidden module: RegistrationDB
This problem may occur when the following conditions are true:
To resolve this problem, remove the Pdfwrite.xla file from the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Xlstart folder on your hard disk.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/307410/EN-US/ )OFF: "Compile Error in Hidden Module" Error Message When You Start Word or Excel
When you install some versions of Adobe Acrobat, the installation program places the Pdfwrite.xla file on your computer.
Contact Adobe Systems Inc. for more information about the Pdfwrite.xla file.
For information about how to contact Adobe Systems, view the following hardware and software third-party vendor contact information: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors/en-us
The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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