Office 2007 Error: Compile error in hidden module: distMon



If you receive this error while opening Excel or other Microsoft Office programs, it is usually caused by an Adobe PDF addon that is having problems. According to Microsoft, this can happen if:

1. The Microsoft Office Startup folder or the Microsoft Excel Startup folder contains either or both of the following Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker add-in template files:
Pdfmaker.dot
Pdfmaker.xla
AND
2. Norton AntiVirus software is installed.

To fix it, delete the files from the startup Office folder. There are a few locations it might be, in my case it was in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\XLSTART. See this Microsoft KB Article on fixing the error.

  • Monu Giri

    Compile error hidden module:Module1 when open MS word than show this message
    tell me how to solve this problem

  • Monu Giri

    Compile error hidden module:Module1 when open MS word than show this message
    tell me how to solve this problem

  • Drew

    Fixed it! Thanks a mill.