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Article ID: 165812 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

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The Microsoft Photo Editor is installed only with Microsoft Office 97 and the stand-alone versions of Microsoft Word 97 or Microsoft PowerPoint 97. The Microsoft Photo Editor is not available in the stand-alone versions of Microsoft Excel 97, Microsoft Access 97, or as part of the Microsoft Office 97 ValuPack.

This behavior differs from early marketing advertisements that indicate that the Microsoft Photo Editor is available as part of the Microsoft Office ValuPack. The Microsoft Photo Editor is not part of the ValuPack.

More information

The Microsoft Photo Editor allows you to customize graphic images you create, scan, or open. To install the Microsoft Photo Editor, use the following steps:
  1. Run Setup and click Custom.
  2. In the list of components, click Office Tools. Click Change Option.
  3. Click to select the check box next to Microsoft Photo Editor.
  4. Click OK and continue running the Setup program.
The Microsoft Office 97 ValuPack contains components that complement Microsoft Office 97 and the individual Office programs. You can install most of the components separately using their own Setup programs. You can open some components within a Microsoft Office 97 program or from the Windows Start menu.


For additional information about the Microsoft Photo Editor, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
157083  ( ) Word 97: Graphics Filters Installed During Typical Setup

Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition
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