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6.3 Additional Tips and Tricks
Microsoft Office How-Tos
How To Create a Slipstream OfficeXP SP-1 CD
•Browse the Install Location and type the Product Key. Click Next, accept the License Agreement and click Install
•The directory C:\Office must have the following files in it:
proplus•Download the Office XP Service Pack2 Administrative update from Microsoft (50224 KB)
•Unpack the oxpsp2a.exe into the create directory C:\Update (it will contain 2 files)
msiexec /p C:\Update\MAINSP2ff.msp /a C:\Office\PROPLUS.MSI SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb
and click OK
•This is the new directory C:\Office containing the: Microsoft Office XP SP2 Full
•Burn it to a cd and To Install the "Microsoft Office XP SP2" click SETUP.EXE now delete the C:\Update and burn the C:\Office
Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office CD1 Files and Registry Entries
OFF97: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office 97 Files and Registry Entries
•OL97: How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
•OL98: (CW) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
•OL2000: (IMO) How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
•How to back up, restore, or move Outlook data in Outlook 2000 (CW)
•OL2002: How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
Microsoft has also provided Outlook 2000, 2002 and 2003 users with an add-on to automatically backup the .pst file on a schedule. The latest release can be found here - Personal Folders Backup.
More information on tool usage can be found by reviewing the information available at Office Online - Using the Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool.
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To assist you in both understanding the reasoning behind the new interface and to help find where your favorite commands are, you may find these links helpful.
The new Microsoft Office user interface overview
Crabby Office Lady intro to the Ribbon - and links to more help with them.
Getting to know you...again: The Ribbon
Guide to the Access 2007 user interface
Interactive: Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 command reference guide
Reference: Locations of Excel 2003 commands in Excel 2007 (there is also an Excel workbook available for download near the bottom of that page).
Interactive: Word 2003 to Word 2007 command reference guide
Reference: Locations of Word 2003 commands in Word 2007 (there is also an Excel workbook available for download near the bottom of that page).