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PPT97: Error Obtaining PowerPoint Viewer 97 Object Reference

Article ID: 172834

Article Last Modified on 10/11/2006


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172834


When you attempt to obtain an object reference to the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 97 application programmatically, using GetObject, CreateObject, or the New operator, you may receive the following error message:

Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object.


The PowerPoint Viewer 97 was not fully registered in the system registry during setup.


To work around this problem, start and quit the PowerPoint Viewer 97 (programmatically or manually) once before you run a macro that obtains an object reference to it. This registers the viewer on that machine. Once the viewer has been registered, you may now connect to the model without having to start it first.


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.

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