You receive run-time error 429 when you automate Office applications

Summary

When you use the New operator or the CreateObject function in Microsoft Visual Basic to create an instance of a Microsoft Office application, you may receive the following error message:

Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object

This error occurs when the Component Object Model (COM) cannot create the requested Automation object, and the Automation object is, therefore, unavailable to Visual Basic. This error does not occur on all computers.

This article describes how to diagnose and resolve common problems that may cause this error.

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