How to fix compile error in hidden module in word 7 excel?

by Kaifi Jonson seo

“Compile error in hidden module” is an error message that may appear for some MS Word and Excel users. The error message appears when Office users open Word or Excel.

 These are a few resolutions that may help you to fix it:

  1. Update Adobe Acrobat :

The “Compile error in hidden module” error may be due to two Adobe Acrobot template files in MS Office folders. Updating Adobe Acrobat is one powerful solution for the problem. To check Adobe updates manually, tap Help on Acrobat’s window. Choose Check for Updates to open the updater window. Then you can click a Download and Install button if there are updates for it.

  1.  Move Pdfmaker Files to Another Folder

The two Adobe Acrobat files linked with the “Compile error in hidden module” issue are Pdfmaker.xla and As such, moving those files out of their MS Office folders may also fix the glitches.  This is how you can transfer those files to an alternative folder in Windows 10.

  • Tap the Type here to search button to open Crotona’s search box.

  • Write ‘Pdfmaker.xla’ in the search box to search for that file..

  • To look for, enter that file title in the search box.

  • Right -click the files and choose Open file location to open their folders in File Explorer.

  • If you are unable to find those files with the search tool, open the MS Office Startup and Xlstart folders in File Explorer. The Startup folder contains, and the Xlstart directory includes Pdfmaker.xla.

  • To transfer the Pdfmaker files to the desktop, right-click them in File Explorer and choose the Cut option.

  • Right -click another folder (or Windows desktop) to transfer them to and click Paste.

  1.    . Reregister OCX Files With the Command Prompt

The “Compile error in hidden module” error may also be the side effect of Windows updates.  As such, registering a mscomctl.ocx file may also resolve the problem. This is how you can reregister that OCX file in the Command Prompt

  • Tap the Windows key + X hotkey.

  • Choose Command Prompt (Admin) to open the Prompt as administrator.

  •  input the following commands in the Prompt; For a 32-bit Windows platform,


       regsvr32 -u c:windowssystem32mscomctl.ocx
       regsvr32 c:windowssystem32mscomctl.ocx

Input these commands; On 64-bit Windows platforms

         regsvr32 -u c:windowssyswow64mscomctl.ocx
        regsvr32 c:windowssyswow64mscomctl.ocx

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  1. Update the Norton Antivirus Software

Norton Antivirus is also associated with the “Compile error in hidden module” error.  If Norton AV is on your desktop or laptop, updating that software might solve the issue. You can check for updates by pressing the Update Me Now button on this webpage. Alternatively, right-click the Norton Antivirus system tray icon and select Norton Live Update.

  1. Uninstall Norton Software

If Norton Antivirus update doesn’t fix the hidden module error, consider uninstalling your Norton software. To so same click the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut.

Tap ‘appwiz.cpl’ in Run, and click the OK button.

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