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Article ID: 120802 - Last Review: August 16, 2005 - Revision: 3.1

 
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SUMMARY

After you have installed Microsoft Office, you can use the Setup program to reinstall your original Office configuration or to add or remove (install or uninstall) a single program or part of a program.

For more information about a similar procedure for Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179216  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179216/EN-US/ ) OFF98: How to Use the Microsoft Office Installer Program
For more information about how to completely remove Microsoft Office 97, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
158658  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158658/EN-US/ ) OFF97: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office 97

MORE INFORMATION

To install or remove a program or component in Microsoft Office, use the appropriate method for your situation.

To Install or Remove a Program in Microsoft Office 97

To install or remove a program or component in Microsoft Office 97, follow these steps:
  1. Quit all Office programs.
  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  4. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click to select Microsoft Office 97. (If you are using a stand-alone version of one of the Office programs, click to select the appropriate product in the list.) Then, click Add/Remove.
  5. Follow the directions provided in the Setup dialog boxes.
For more information about starting the Microsoft Office maintenance setup program, click the Office Assistant, type Installing Microsoft Office, click Search, and then click to select the Install or remove individual components of Microsoft Office or Microsoft program name topic.

Example: Installing Product Help in Microsoft Office 97

To install product Help in one of the Microsoft Office 97 programs, follow these steps:
  1. Quit all Office programs.
  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In Control Panel, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  4. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click to select Microsoft Office 97. (If you are using a stand-alone version of one of the Office programs, click to select the appropriate product in the list.) Then, click Add/Remove.
  5. In the Setup dialog box, click Add/Remove. If you selected a stand-alone version of one of the Office programs in step 4, proceed to step 7.
  6. Under Options, click to select (do not clear the check box) the program that requires product Help or the Office Assistant, and then click Change Option.
  7. Under Options, click to select (do not clear the check box) the appropriate Help option using the following table.
           If the program is:     Select this option:
           ---------------------------------------------
    
           Microsoft Access       Help Topics
           Microsoft Excel        Help and Sample Files
           Microsoft PowerPoint   Help
           Microsoft Word         Help
  8. Click Change Option.
  9. Under Options, click to select the appropriate product Help check box using the following table.
           If the program is:     Select this check box:
           ----------------------------------------------------
    
           Microsoft Access       Product Help
           Microsoft Excel        Help for Microsoft Excel
           Microsoft PowerPoint   Help for Microsoft PowerPoint
           Microsoft Word         Help for Microsoft Word
  10. Click OK. If you selected Microsoft Office 97 in step 4, click OK a second time.
  11. Click Continue.
NOTE: If you also want to install the Visual Basic Help files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176476/EN-US/ ) OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions

To Install or Remove a Program in Microsoft Office Version 7.0

To install or remove a program in Microsoft Office Version 7.0, follow the instructions in Office Help. To find these instructions, use the right mouse button to click the title bar of the Office Shortcut Bar, click Microsoft Office Help Topics, click the Find tab, type
install or remove individual
and double-click the selected text to display the Install or Remove Individual Components of Microsoft Office topic.

To Reinstall a Program in Microsoft Office Version 4.2 or 4.3

To reinstall a single program or a part of a program in Microsoft Office version 4.2 or 4.3, follow these steps:
  1. In File Manager, rename the corrupted file.
  2. Double-click the Office Setup icon on setup Disk1 or on the CD.

    The Setup program detects an earlier version of Microsoft Office and starts in maintenance mode.
  3. When Setup prompts you, select the Reinstall option.
This procedure reinstalls the program. Setup detects the files that exist and replaces only those that are missing. (Setup does not detect renamed files and replaces them.)

After reinstallation is complete, the Microsoft Office Setup program restarts Windows.

REFERENCES

Getting Results with Microsoft Office for Windows 95, pages 28-29

Microsoft Office "Getting Started", pages 7-10

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 4.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 4.3 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition
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