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1 Compile Error in Module: DropDown Lists

If you see this "Compile error in hidden module: DropDown Lists" message: : more likely than not Pathagoras has become detached from Word's Add-ins collection. To restore it, follow the intructions at this link.

2 Error Message: "A valid copy of Word does not exist."

If, at installation, you get the message to the effect of "A valid copy of Word does not Exist on this computer," there are 3 possibilities: A. That statement is in fact true. Make sure that you are not running a pirated version of Word. That is a real 'no-no.'…

3 File Center (File Agent module)

File Center has a separate program that runs in the tray called “File Agent”. It is use for Save As and Open dialog functions. When Pathagoras tries to navigate to a folder to create a book or DropDown List, File Agent 'freezes' the program. To create…

4 MICROSOFT WINDOWS UPGRADE INSTALLED AUGUST 14, 2012 - Link to Pathagoras patch.

On August 14, 2012, Microsoft released another security fix. For many of you, that fix will prevent a .dll file upon which Pathagoras depends from fully loading. Indicators that the security fix was applied): 1. Word generates an error message something like…

5 MICROSOFT WINDOWS UPGRADES - Link to Pathagoras patch.

Microsoft periodically releases upgrades, fixes and patches to increase the safety and security of your computer. This is a good thing. Occasionally, however, those patches disable a specific .dll file upon which Pathagoras depends. The consequence of that…

6 No valid installation of Word

Q.I am getting a message that reads "A valid installation of Microsoft Word has not been detected." What do I do. A. The Pathagoras installer is looking for your copy of Word so that the program can be installed in the Startup folder just beneath that location.…

7 Pathagoras has disappeared! It is no longer in my menu.

"My Pathagoras tab/toolbar was there yesterday, but today it's gone!" Don't panic too much. You have lost nothing, and it should be easy to reinstate Pathagoras to it's 'pre-disappeared' state. Click here to view the section of the Manual that lists the simple…

8 Protected view (Word 2010)

Q. Occasionally I get a Pathagoras error message accompanied by an orange bar across the top of my screen that tells me that the document is being shown in 'Protected View'. How can I avoid that error and message? A. In Microsoft's never ending efforts to…

9 Word 2007/2010 error: "Object library contains references to object definitions that cannot be found"

In some installations on Word2007/10 computers, the above message appears after Pathagoras is installed, but before it fully loads. This is most likely caused by an outdated version of a required file called MSCOMCTL,OCX. To repair, Navigate to the folder…

10 Word is freezing up on me. What do I do next?

Q.Occasionally when running a routine in Pathagoras, Word freezes up. I cannot see any buttons to click to clear it. I find that all that is left is to hard exit out of Word with Ctrl-Alt-DeI. Is there an alternative approach? A.When Word stops responding…

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