You receive a "Compile error in hidden module: Autoexec" error message in Office 2004 for Mac

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Symptoms
After you install Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 (11.1.0), you may receive the following error message when you use Office programs:
Compile error in hidden module: Autoexec
Resolution
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Move the PDFMaker files to the Trash

  1. In the Finder, locate the following files, and then move them to the Trash:
    Hard disk: Applications: Microsoft Office 2004: Office: Startup: Word: PDFMaker.dot
    Hard disk: Applications: Microsoft Office 2004: Office: Startup: Excel: PDFMaker.xla
    Hard disk: Applications: Microsoft Office 2004: Office: Startup: PowerPoint: PDFMaker.ppa
  2. Restart your computer.

Method 2: Reinstall Office 2004 for Mac

  1. Remove Office 2004 for Mac from your computer by using the Remove Office tool. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    312172 How to remove Office v. X for Mac and Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition from your computer
  2. Install Office 2004 for Mac.
  3. Install the Microsoft AutoUpdate for Office 2004 for Mac. To obtain the Microsoft AutoUpdate for Office 2004 for Mac, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  4. Install Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 (11.1.0). To obtain Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 1 (11.1.0), visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  5. Restart your computer.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 892749 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 20:02:00 - Revision: 4.0

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