WD2002: Error Message "4198" When You Close a Word Table Object

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When you use a VBA macro to create a Microsoft Word Table object, define the macro properties on a Microsoft PowerPoint slide, and then programmatically close the object, you may receive the following error message:
Run-time error '4198': Command Failed
If Word was already running and visible, you cannot quit the program. If Word is a hidden instance, it remains in the task list after you quit PowerPoint.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time  Version    Size       File name        -------------------------------------------------------   05-Oct-2002  05:17             5,626,796  Winword.msp   05-Oct-2002  05:38             5,641,728  Winword_admin.msp
After the you install the hotfix, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date           Time  Version      Size        File name        -------------------------------------------------------   04-Oct-2002   20:52  10.0.4601.0  10,598,984  Winword.exe				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.

Article ID: 330300 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:15:31 - Revision: 3.2

Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition

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