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adobe tables3.0- Error Writing to registration database

Jul 3, 2009 2:41 AM

hello,

 

i am facing following error while inserting adobe tables into my pagemaker file.

 

Initialization of OLE2 failed.

Error Writing to registration database.

 

this error comes only when i looged on as domain user by administrator login it works fine.

 

my plateform is windows xp . application is pagemaker7.0

 

Can anybody help me?

 

Thanks

 

Hariom

 
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    Jul 3, 2009 10:38 AM   in reply to om hariom

     

    Can anybody help me?

     

    Thanks

     

    Hariom

    Probably not. You might try reinstalling Pagemaker, But once the OLE errors start popping up you are pretty much done with Adobe Table.

     

    I always advise to stay away from Adobe table if at all possible.

    Jay

     
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    Jul 6, 2009 8:57 AM   in reply to om hariom

    Adobe Table was pretty poor, but I think I have some info on it at home. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for BT to activiate my ADSL so it may be a couple of days before I find what info I have and paste it up.

     

    I'm sure there was a registry hack to resolve the error you refer to, probably by giving the local user full edit rights to ther relevant lines in the Registry.  However, you will need to be at least a local administrator to edit the resgistry.

     

    I rarely used AT3 but:

     

    1. There was an update to 3.04 which cured a few minor things. If you're not u sing 3.04 you need to download and install it from the PM updates: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=34&platform =Windows  (I've just seen the date of it - 1997! It's 12 years old for gawd's sake, so you probably have it)

     

    2. OLE is a disaster waiting to happen anyway

     

    3. I think it's possible to save the table in EPS (preferred) or WMF (no good for PDFs) and then place it into PM.

     

     

    Iechyd da! John
    16:56 06/07/2009 BST

     
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    Jul 7, 2009 5:52 AM   in reply to om hariom

    Adobe Table may well have been the worst piece of software to ever carry the Adobe name. And PM's implementation of OLE was horrid.

     

    If you must stick with them, then create EPS file from the tables and place them. Better yet, move to InDesign and get native table support along with myriad other features PM can't even touch.

     

    Bob

     
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    Jul 9, 2009 8:48 AM   in reply to om hariom

    As soon as BT sort my ADSL line, I should be able to post up something - fingers crossed.

     

     

    Iechyd da! John
    16:48 09/07/2009 BST

     
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    Jul 11, 2009 1:08 PM   in reply to om hariom

    Apologies for the delay in replying - my internet connection is now running reliably at a  full  8Mb - whoopee!!

    It seems Adobe Table Editor will not run correctly or at all if the user has a Restricted Account on WinXP.

    Errors such as:

    "Initialisation of OLE 2 failed" or Error writing to registration database" while loading occur.

     

    They may be followed by request to make a report to Microsoft.


    The solution appears to be for the Administrator to use RegEdt32 to give "Everyone" full control to the following keys in the Registry:


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{60CED040-7835-11cf-8D64-000021508639}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tbl HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tml

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AdobeTable3

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AdobeTable3.TableObject

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AdobeTable3.TemplateObject

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Table30.exe


    by selecting: Permissions -> Security -> Everyone -> Full control


    Re-boot the PC when you have made all the changes. Note: always backup the Registry before making alterations.



    On 25th May '05, Adobe issued Document 328878 about Adobe Table errors:


    Error "Cannot Flush Volume" when you export a table as EPS (Adobe Table 3.0x on Windows)


    Make sure your default printer is a PostScript Printer. Note that the printer hardware does not actually have to be attached to the computer.


    Be sure you have downloaded the latest update to Adobe Table Editor (3.04). Users have reported version 3.05, but this not available for download, probably being bundled with PM7.0.2. The differences between 3.04 and 3.05 do not appear to be significant.


    Save your tables as EPS (File -> Export -> Graphic -> EPS (Don't include fonts)), then use File>Place to bring those EPS into PageMaker. This is the least problematic option when creating PDFs.


    Do not copy/paste or Insert Object from Table to PageMaker. You may not only experience the same moving, cropping, or disappearing problem Excel and Word users encounter, but will find creating PDFs problematic.

     

     

    Hope this helps.

     

     

    Iechyd da! John
    221:04 11/07/2009 BST

     
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    Jul 13, 2009 7:14 AM   in reply to om hariom

    Great - I'm pleased you could read it OK; it was a royal pain selecting and converting the text from a large PDF!

     

     

    Iechyd da! John
    16:56 12/07/2009 BST

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 2:34 AM   in reply to BigJohnD

    hello!

    everybody!

    I know this post is quite old but my issue with adobe table is brand new! argh!

    I have to work with pagemaker unfortunately. but I'm experiencing the same error message "

    Initialization of OLE2 failed.

    Error Writing to registration database."


    when I launch adobe table on a pc windows7. I'm logged in as administrator and I don't understand how to modify the registry as you are discussing here.

    can someone help me please?

     

    thanks a lot!

     

     

     

    cinzia

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 6:21 AM   in reply to cinzia_pn

    Adobe Table on Windows 7? Seriously?

     

    You can give that up right now. It was horrible even on supported operating systems.

     

    Either find an old computer to run it on or upgrade to InDesign.

     

    Bob

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 9:34 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    Hello Bob, I know, unfortunately It's for my job and even if I would and could I cannot switch to indesign in this case. Do you know if it works on win xp ?

    Thanx

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 9:36 AM   in reply to cinzia_pn

    As I said, it was junk even on XP.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:50 PM   in reply to cinzia_pn

    cinzia_pn wrote:

     

    hello!

    everybody!

    I know this post is quite old but my issue with adobe table is brand new! argh!

    I have to work with pagemaker unfortunately. but I'm experiencing the same error message "

    Initialization of OLE2 failed.

    Error Writing to registration database."


    when I launch adobe table on a pc windows7. I'm logged in as administrator and I don't understand how to modify the registry as you are discussing here.

    can someone help me please?

     

    thanks a lot!

     

     

     

    cinzia

     

    I echo what Bob said, and you are best leaving the registry well alone.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:54 PM   in reply to cinzia_pn

    I remember having used Adobe Table two or three times, but it was cumbersome, not at all flexible, and the tables produced were not especially good looking, at least for my taste. For these reasons, all the many tables I had to make afterwards in PageMaker were made enterely by hand.

     
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