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#1 CKT1940

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

For some reason I am now getting 'Visual Basic PDFWriter, when I open Excel.  I don't know how it happend, but would like to stop it.  I can't find Visual Basic on my system, otherwise I would removed it. Screen caps are attached.

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

I am finding it diffulcut to belive, no one can give me answer to my problem.  At least point me in the the right direction



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

Have you tried to remove the pdf writer that you installed on the computer?

 

Also, open up Excel and Go to Tools | AddIns, and if PDFWriter is on the list, then remove it.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:54 PM

I did as you suggested, PDFWriter is not on the list, to check one way or another.

 

I suspect it happened as part of something else I downloaded.  I have had this version on my computer for over six years, with no problems.

 

Thanks for you help



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

I believe that the Visual Basic is part of Microsoft Office.

 

You may have some type of problem with your office installation.

 

I wish I could be more specific

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

Thanks Roger, that was what I was beginning to belive.  But, it just recently started to be a problem.  Some where I got some a bad, download.

 

Thanks,

Frank



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

Nope, it's not part of Office.

Visual Basic is a Microsoft product -- it's used by developers to create apps and other programs. If it's on your computer, it will be in the Programs folder.

Based on the thumbnails, it appears when you open Excel, it opens Visual Basic instead, which then tries to print to the PDF Writer program. It is possible to open Visual Basic editor in Excel -- note the Excel icon in the upper left corner of the Visual Basic window. Try clicking on that next time.

Not sure what would have caused that -- looks like one of your Excel settings got changed somehow, or you're missing a library. If you can't reset the settings, try uninstalling and reinstalling Excel and/or Office.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:26 PM

Thanks sflatechquy.  I finally bit the bullet and uninstalled, Microsoft Office.  I had to dig for the originals cds, but found them.  It is running again, some minor changes to layout.  Version, I have, is Office 97. My wife had an word processing bussines, many years ago.  But, it has satisfied my needs, which are minimal.

 

Thanks to all that posted.

 

Frank



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

And Thank You for letting us know that the problem is solved.

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