Getting a VB Run Time Error '5' on MS-Word 2003 startup  - what's up with that?

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Alll of a sudden Word 2003 starts up with a Microsoft Visual Basic Run-time error '5'.
I saw somewhere that the file might have been corrupted.  I decided to uninstall Word 2003 from the suite, reboot ,then re-install, which I did, but the same message comes up after the reinstall.  I'm scratching my head on this one--any good resolutions???
Question by:syd_rabin
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    Accepted Solution

    The code will be in the, a global template or an add-in.
    Re-installing does not cause the to be recreated. If you delete it (or rename it), Word will create a new one when it restarts.
    If the problem persists, check for add-ins or templates by checking Tools>Templates and Add-ins.

    Author Closing Comment

    an addin had to be re-enabled.  Good job!

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