Compile error in hidden module:

A protected module contains a compilation error. Because the error is in a protected module it cannot be displayed.

This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version or architecture of this application (for example, code in a document targets 32-bit Microsoft Office applications but it is attempting to run on 64-bit Office).

This error has the following cause and solution:

Cause of the error:

  • The error is raised when a compilation error exists in the VBA code inside a protected (hidden) module. The specific compilation error is not exposed because the module is protected.

Possible solutions:

  • If you have access to the VBA code in the document or project, unprotect the module, and then run the code again to view the specific error.

  • If you do not have access to the VBA code in the document, then contact the document author to have the code in the hidden module updated.