Microsoft Visual Basic: Compile Error in hidden module: NewMacros

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I am getting this error (Compile Error in hidden module: NewMacros) after going through a macros setup, a process that has worked before on several computers for me.

The following forum threads explain for one to delete these PDFmaker files that are causing the problem but I cannot find these files anywhere, so its a little difficult to delete them.  I did search in hidden files and folders. I also tried a repair of Adobe Reader, which was suggested but no luck. I am running Adobe reader 8.1.1

I do have symantec antivirus running on the computer.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307410
http://forum.soft32.com/mac/Problem-macros-made-2003-PC-ftopict90736.html
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/300033

 

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GrahamSkanRetired
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
NewMacros is the name of the module in which the macro recorder saves its code, though what it shoul be hidden is a puzzle.

Can you open the VBA editor with Alt+F11?

Also, it might help to check for add-ins. Look in Tools/Templates and Addins (Pre 2007 version). It's the Document Template item in the Templates item of the developer tab in Word 2007.

GrahamSkanRetired
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Commented:
'what it shoul be hidden' should be  'why it should be hidden'

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Yes, I am able to open the VBA editor. And I can see the files in add-ins/templates.

But when opening up VBA editor, I click on the project and it says "project is unviewable"

I am logged in as a system admin.
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I am doing a stare and compare on another PC under a username where the macros are working and when opening up the VBA editor, the project is unviewable there as well, so that doesnt seem to be related to the problem.

The only difference I am seeing in word 2003 while comparing with a working macro machine is that under the file menu between 'file search' and 'web page preview' there is 'versions' on the PC that does not work and under file in word 2003 between 'file search and 'web page preview' on the PC that does work there is a 'permissions' tab, and unrestricted access is chosen, they are both Word SP3.
It needs Office Professional for the Macros to work. It has office standard. Bah!
GrahamSkanRetired
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It's news to me that macros in general won't work in Office Standard.

Have you tried renaming the normal template (Normal.dot) so that Word makes a new one?

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