Word Addin error message: Not a valid Office Addin

Posted on 2006-04-27
Last Modified: 2011-04-14

I have developed an Addin for Word and it has installed and worked on every machine I have put it on, except one.

The message I get is: 'Dllname.dll is not a valid Office Addin' when I try to 'Add' the dll to the COM Addins dialog in Word.

Where dllname.dll is the actual name of the DLL.

Has anybody had this problem and solved it? There are a lot of points on this because it is v. urgent.

Question by:butterhook
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    Have you checked that it is enabled?  After installing an add-in, the administrator or owner can enable or disable it.

    On the File menu, point to Utilities, and then click Add-in Manager and see if it's enabled.

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    I discovered that the problem was caused by a dependent DLL from the main Addin DLL - vbvm60.dll was not in the users system32 directory. I copied this across, registered it and everything then worked.
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    thanks for posting the answer that will helps others with the same problem

    you can ask for a refund in the community support TA []

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