Compile error in hidden module: M2
Thread poster: Epelde

Epelde
Spain
Local time: 01:01
Feb 3, 2015

I've downloaded and installed Wordfast Classic.

However when I click on the Wordfast button to open the toolbar in Word I get an error message: "Compile error in hidden module: M2".

I'm using Mac OSX 10 and Word 2011 for Mac.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Esther.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:01
Finnish to French
Version of Wordfast + installation instructions Feb 3, 2015

Just to make sure: did you download the current version of Wordfast Classic (6.13) and did you install it as per instructions? Have you changed the name of your hard drive (from the default, "Macintosh HD")? Are there special characters (like é, ñ, ô etc.) in the path to the folder where you copied the Wordfast template (wordfast.dot)?

 

Epelde
Spain
Local time: 01:01
TOPIC STARTER
Where is the problem? Macros, Visual Basic... Feb 3, 2015

Hello Dominique,

Thank you for answering and helping me. Here are the answer to your questions:

1. Did you download the current version of Wordfast Classic (6.13) and did you install it as per instructions? Yes I did.
2. Have you changed the name of your hard drive (from the default, "Macintosh HD")? No I haven't.
3. Are there special characters (like é, ñ, ô etc.) in the path to the folder where you copied the Wordfast template (wordfast.dot)? No, there aren´t.

Do you think the problem has to do with macros or Visual Basic?

Thanks again.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:01
Finnish to French
Reinstall Office 2011 Feb 3, 2015

Epelde wrote:
Do you think the problem has to do with macros or Visual Basic?

Macros should be very straightforward under Word for Mac: there aren't any security settings like under Word for Windows (since, as everyone knows, Macs cannot be infected by viruses!).

Wordfast 6.13 + Word 2011 + a standard (non-Asian) OS X is a combination that shouldn't cause any particular problems.

I would suggest uninstalling Office 2011 and reinstalling it. Just make sure it's a complete uninstall, including .plist files etc. (see this KB article for details). Also make sure you apply all updates from Microsoft (there are lots of them, since Office 2011 has been around for some time already).


 

Epelde
Spain
Local time: 01:01
TOPIC STARTER
Wordfast.dot locked on Visual Basic Editor Feb 3, 2015

I did all that and I have done it again, and it still doesn’t work.
I forgot to tell I was able to use Wordfast the first time I installed it, but only for one project. Afterwards, it stopped working.
I open the Visual Basic Editor and it says the wordfast.dot project is blocked/locked. Could that be the problem? Should I find the way to activate/unlocked it?
Thank you.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:01
Finnish to French
Project Locked = normal Feb 3, 2015

"Project Locked" only means you are not allowed to inspect the code inside the Wordfast template. This is expected, as Wordfast is not Open Source software. There should be no need to go to the Visual Basic Editor in order to use Wordfast.

I really have no idea why you cannot use Wordfast on your Mac, especially since you said you have been able to use it before.

One thing you could try is creating a new user account in OS X, and installing Wordfast under that account.


 


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