BI Publisher Desktop Stopped Working With MS Word After Windows Security Update (Doc ID 1485988.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2016

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 10.1.3.4.1 to 11.1.1.6.0 [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
As of Sept 11, 2012 I have gotten 2 confirmations that this same re-register procedure ALSO fixes this issue in Win XP SP3 so I've updated the content of the document.
Checked for relevance on 18-MAR-2013

Symptoms

1. After installing the latest Microsoft Security Updates on the Windows 7 PC, or the Windows XP SP3, the
functionality for the BI Publisher plug-in to Microsoft Word 2007 is no longer working.

2. For most of the BIP plug-in functionality nothing happens at all.
The following errors comes up for some functions:

"Automation Error, Unspecified Error"

or

"Compile error in hidden module: Module_starter"

Changes

 Microsoft Windows Updates were applied

Cause

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