Fix Hidden Module Compilation Error Using Word for Mac Every time you open or close Word 2016 (or whatever version you are using with your Mac Office 365) you will receive an error message saying "Hidden Module Compilation Error: Link". This error commonly occurs when the code is incompatible with the version, platform or architecture of this application. The main cause of the problem is that the Adobe add-in that was installed with Acrobat DC is incompatible with the version of Word.
Although the error will not affect the functioning of the Word, but you will face it every time you open or close the Word. And over time it becomes very annoying and that is why it is time to fix this problem using the troubleshooting steps listed below.
Fix compilation error in hidden module using Word for Mac
1. Closed word.
2.From FINDER, go to the GO menu and then select "Go to folder".
3. Next, paste exactly this into the "Go to the folder" folder:
~ Library / Group Containers / UBF8T346G9.Office / User Content / Startup / Word /
4.If you didn't find the folder from the above method, then navigate to this:
Users / YOURUSENAME / Library / Group / Containers / UBF8T346G9.Office / User Content / Startup / Word.
Note: You can open the Library folder by holding down the Alt key on your keyboard while clicking the Go menu and choosing Library.
5. Next, inside the above folder, you will see a linkCreation.dotm file.
6.Move the file (Do not copy) to another location, eg on the desktop.
7.Restart Word and this time the error message will disappear.
That's it, you have successfully fixed the compilation error in the hidden module using Word for Mac, but if you still have any questions regarding this post, feel free to ask in the comments section.