I have a Standard Exe VB program and am trying to activate Excel. I have defined appexcel as object. When I do "Set AppExcel = New Excel.Application", I get err-code 429 and the message "ActiveX component can't create object". The program is a standard EXE, not an ActiveX component. I re-installed XL, but no luck. I AM able to activate Word, but not Excel. I've done this before in other programs and have no idea why I can't do it in this program. Naturally, I have a deadline for this of Monday so any help is greatly appreciated.