Everytime Word 2010 is started, either by opening a Word file or opening Word to create a new document "Can't execute code in design mode" message appears. If you are opening a file it opens in "Design" mode and you can close it an work normally. If you open Word to create a new document, you can close the message and Word works normally. Therefore, it is not causing any problems, it would just be nice to not have the message appear. I have deleted the "normal.dotm" file, clear out the cache, did a lot except remove and reinstall Office 2010. It is not happening in any other program in the Office suite. Office was upgraded from 2007 to 2010 and that is when the problem began. Is it a registy issue? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.