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    Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 04-Nov-04 21:48. Subject line made more descriptive.)</P>I am encountering two problems with my Word 2002

    They are -
    1. <LI>When I start Word 2002 I get the following an Error message

      "The macros in this project are disabled . Please refer to the online help or documentation of the host application to determine how to enable macros"

      I've not been able to find how to do this using Word Help

      <LI>When I try to open a DOC file from within th My Documents folder by double clicking, i get the following Error message

      "Run-Time error 429
      ActiveX component cant create object"

      Again I've not been able to find anything about this error in Word Help
    Has anyone got the solution/s to these problems

    Thanks in advance

    Max Rieper

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    First, you can set your macro security level of medium and see if that helps (Tools>Macro>Security...). You then will be prompted to okay macros in whatever document or template is trying to load them.

    As for the second issue, most likely one of your global templates or add-ins is trying to do something when you start Word, and having problems. Take a look at Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word,197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word<!/post> for general troubleshooting advice.

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    Thanks you've helped me understand the first "Macro" problem

    BUT

    Looking at the article that you recommended is, I think, not relevant to the 2nd problem in my posting

    This problem doesn't occur when trying to open Word 2002, but when I try to open a particular DOC file from the My Documents folder

    Can you please have another look at this one and let me know if you have any ideas why I get the ActiveX error

    Thanks agin

    Max

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    The error you get is usually caused by VBA code, so Jefferson's suggestion that an add-in or global template is behind this is still relevant, even if you don't have problems while starting Word. The star post by Phil Rabichow he referred to explains how to investigate the problem by disabling add-ins.

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    Hans

    Thanks for your suggestion however I found that Phil's Word problem analysis a bit too complex for me (I'm 75yrs old and not so clever any more #$%^&*)

    However I did as he suggests as a first step, I searched for all the "tmp" files and cleaned them out

    However doing this didn't solve the AxtiveX problem #2 #$%^&

    I also found in a folder by the name of COCUME~1MJ6F65~1.RIELOCALS~!TempWord8.0 a file called ActiveXPlugin.exd

    As the Error message that I get when I try to open a DOC file from the My Documents folder is -

    "Run-Time error 429
    ActiveX component cant create object"

    Could it be this file ActiveXPlugin.exd which is the problem ??

    Phil's 2nd step isn't relevant as I don't have problem #2 when I start Word normally only when I try via the My Documents folder which I've used for years !!
    I just had a thought, could it something that WIN XP SP2 has done ?

    Or is it something to do with ActiveX, whatever that is all about !!

    Hoping you can point me in theright direction to fix my #2 problem

    Cheers n Tears
    Max

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    The .exd file is just a temporary file, you can delete it without harm. I doubt that it will solve your problem, though.

    Have you tried the "THIRD STEP" in Phil's post? That's the one that tackles add-ins and global modules. You can also try the following:

    1) Re-register Word:
    - Select Start | Run...
    - Type winword /r
    - Press Enter.

    If this doesn't help:

    2) Repair Word:
    - Have your Word or Office CD-ROM at hand.
    - Start Word.
    - Select Help | Detect and Repair...

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    It looks as though your keyboard is having a bad day, too. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    When you launch Word by double-clicking a document, Word typically does not create a blank document. This can cause macros to crash because normally when Word starts up, they count on having a blank document there. Instead, they get all out of sync. We've had a couple of threads on this board or the VBA board on how to work around this problem. In your case, it might be easiest to always start Word (and just keep it minimized to the task bar) before double-clicking a document. If that works, well, it's probably the fastest "solution."

    The error "Run-Time error 429 ActiveX component cant create object" has many potential causes. For example, I once ran across this when Excel 97 had been uninstalled or reinstalled; it created a run-time error in Word with a home-grown dialog box. That's not your issue, but it shows how random they can be. I would not be completely surprised if SP2 was related, because the update may have changed the security permissions for some components of Windows or Office. These permissions may block Word/VBA from using the component in a way that it expected, generating the 429 error.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    Thanks very much for your detailed expose

    Much appreciated although it scares me just how complex these MS problemscan be @#$%^&*

    Now the good news

    The problem is fixed !!

    HOW ?

    By taking Hans's suggestion to "Repair " Word from the CD
    I did this and it's fixed the problem

    SO,

    Thank you for your time and efforts to help me and I hope you feel pleased that my problem has been fixed

    Cheers n Beers (NO, make it Champers !!)
    Max

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    Re: Errors launching Word, docs from W-Explorer (2

    AND,

    The winner is Hans !!!!!

    Thanks Mate, your suggestion to "Repair" Word with a CD re-run fixed my problem

    Now I'm kicking myself for not thinking to do that as first resort ##$%^&

    Anyway many thanks for your time and thoughts

    May your days be always good days and not pestered by MS

    Cheers n Beers
    Max

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