Re: Run-time error '52': always when opening Word
- From: "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 09:13:02 -0600
Courtesy of Office MVP Beth Melton:
A "runtime" error means that there is an error in a macro or add-in that is
attempting to run. Typically these macros are created by a third-party and
are not part of the Word installation. (They could also be caused by a
malfunctioning macro virus as well)
Many third-party applications will create an add-in and place it in the
Office\Startup folder or use a COM add-in (DLL) to integrate their software
with Word. Another common add-in, the "Microsoft Works Suite Add-in for
Word" can only be found in your Add/Remove programs list.
Aside from the Works Suite Add-in, to determine if you have any add-ins you
can check for them using the following:
Go to Tools/Templates and Add-Ins and see if there are any global templates
or add-ins listed. If you find any then chances are they are located in
your Office\Startup folder or Word\Startup folder.
The location of the Word\Startup folder can be found under
Tools/Options/File Locations and the Office\Startup folder will be located
in the installation path for Office.
If you find more than one add-in move them one at a time until you
determine which one is causing the problem.
As of Word 2000, Word can have COM add-ins, those that are added in via the
Registry rather than the Startup folders. To check for COM add-ins add the
"COM Add-In" command to your toolbar.
- Right-click any toolbar and select Customize
- On the Commands tab, select the Tools category
- Locate COM Add-Ins on the right
- Drag/Drop to a location of your choice
For more information on COM Add-Ins, see this article:
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"ThomasAJ" <ThomasAJ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Microsoft Visual Basic message box.months
Run-time error '52':
Bad file or number.
I press HELP and no further detail.
Whenever I open Word I receive this error. Has been going on for some
now. I have not worried about it as Word seemed to work fine.error.
Now I am having huge problems with lost bookmarks so am revisiting this
I have Office 2003 SP2. I have just now used it to 'repair' Office but I
still have the same problems.
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