activeX component can't create object office 2003 all after formatting/reloading
Posted on 2006-05-03
EDIT --- Just realized it happens when i open word, has nothing to do with that certain file... I just open word and fun begins...
OK i just formatted my drive, reloaded windows xp, office 2003 and then installed acrobat professional. Everytime i open up a word document i get the "activeX component can't create object" i hit ok then a file conversion window pops up the top bar (blue title bar?) says File Conversion - ~$lidCoverterPDF and gives me the option to select the encoding, options are Windows (Default) MS DOS and Other Encoding, i just select Windows (default) and then another error box appears which says "The add in template is not valid. (C:\..\STARTUP\~$lidConverterPDF.dot) i click ok and then the word document loads... It seems to be loading fine, i compared the same file being opened up on another computer running same version of office.. office 2003... the file opens up with no problems on my other computer... On the problem computer in OFFICE 2003, i clicked on TOOLS and chose TEMPLATES and ADDINS and removed the check box from the GLOBAL TEMPLATES and ADD INS, i unchecked everything in there, tried reloading the document and still got the same error.. It is annoying to go through this everytime i open up a word document... Anyone know of a quick fix?? I searched EE for a solution but nothing was a close match to my problem.. I tried registeing a DLL file but that didnt fix the problem, maybe im registering the wrong one... i tried this solution below, but it didnt work
Cause 1: DAO Is Not Properly Registered
On the computer that hosts Microsoft Windows Terminal Server or the
computer on which Microsoft Access is installed, click Start, and then
Type regsvr32 followed by the path to your DAO file. Enclose this path in
quotation marks. For example, to register the DAO 3.6 library, use the
regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\DAO360.DLL"