How to fix "Compile Error in hidden module [module name]" in Microsoft Word?

This behavior occurs because an add-in in one of the startup folders is not compatible with Word.

To identify the add-in that may be causing the behavior, follow these steps:

  • Quit all Microsoft Office programs, including Word and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Open the following folder for depending on your version of Word.

For Microsoft Office Word 2010:

Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\StartupFor Microsoft Office Word 2007:

Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\StartupFor Microsoft Office Word 2003:

Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11\Startup For Microsoft Word 2002:

Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup For Microsoft Word 2000:

Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Startup

  • Move any files that are located in that folder to your desktop.
  • Open the following folder:

Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\Startup

Move any files that are located in that folder to your desktop.

Restart Word.


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