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    Close error (2000)

    When I close Word or Excel I get an error message 'error in VBE6.dll'. Among other minor things the most recently opened files list is not updated. Any ideas?
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    Re: Close error (2000)

    Roger,

    First thing to look at: do you have any add-ins loaded (in Word you look in Tools > Templates and Addins)? Have you recently installed any new software that adds a menu or toolbar to Word?

    Gary

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    Re: Close error (2000)

    HI Roger:
    In addition to what Gary said, the MRU not updating is a sign of a corrupt Data key in the registry. It's a known problem in Word 2000.

    If you find that it's not fixed after searching for any add-ins or software, here's what you do.

    The problem that the MRU doesn't update correctly tends to be a sign that the DATA key in the registry is corrupt. There are two other things to check first, since they are much easier to do.

    I would try the following steps:

    1. Close Word, rename normal.dot to something like normal.old, & restart Word. If it cures it, then the normal template was bad. No luck, then...

    2. Close Word. Go to Start/Run & type "winword.exe /a" (no quotes). If this cures it, it's an add-in. Close Word. Take everything out of the Startup folder & restart Word. In Win 98, without profiles, note that there are two startup folders when you have Office: one under C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftWordSTARTUP & one under C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeStartup. Then add things in one at a time (closing & restarting Word in between) until you isolate the problem. Still no luck, then...

    3. Back up all your options. Go to Tools/Options & make a change...any change. Go to Tools/AutoCorrect/Autoformat as you type tab & make a change. Now record a macro (name it, e.g. MyOptions) & then go to each of the tabs & change it back the way you want. Then stop the recording & save the macro in any template.

    4. Back up the registry. (I don't, but everyone says to do this. Besides, I do a lot of things I later regret.) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    5. Close Word. Go to Start/Run & type REGEDIT. With Word 97, navigate to

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice8.0WordDat a

    OR, if you're using Word 2000, go to

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0WordDat a

    & either rename or delete the key. Restart Word & the key will be rebuilt. You will lose your customized options, but that's why you recorded a macro first. You can run the macro & restore your options easily.

    There are two other changes that can take place. Your standard & formatting toolbars will share one line. If you use these two toolbars & don't like that option, click Tools/Customize... & untick "Standard & Formatting Toolbars share one row". If you don't like to use clipit, you also have to press F1, choose Options, then the Option tab, & untick "Use the Office Assistant".

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Close error (2000)

    Thanks guys. You were both spot on. Adobe Acrobat was the culprit. I already had PDFWriter as an add-in from Acrobat 4. When I upgraded to Acrobat 5 a second add-in was added in a separate toolbar. I dragged PDFWriter.dot out of Startup, then started and closed Word without the error meassage. I then dragged PDFWriter.dot back to Startup, opened Word, closed the new toolbar and now Word closes OK.
    Many thnaks,
    Roger

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