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6.3 Additional Tips and Tricks

You can review shortcut keys for various versions of Word, Access, Excel and Outlook by referring to this page:

Keyboard Assistance

by MSeng See Profile
last modified: 2003-09-19 20:26:53

Yes...there is a compilation of tips and how-to's for Office products located on this TechNet page:

Microsoft Office How-Tos

by MSeng See Profile
last modified: 2002-09-02 12:05:53

The question was answered in this Microsoft Help forum thread by scorcho:

How To Create a Slipstream OfficeXP SP-1 CD

by MSeng See Profile
last modified: 2003-02-11 21:04:11

    •Put the Microsoft Office XP CD-ROM into the Drive (Not the SP1)•Create 2 Temporary Directory C:\Office and C:\Update•Start/Run... type: X:\SETUP.EXE /a and click OK(where x indicates ur hard disk drive)
    •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:
    Files(directory)
    INSTMSI(exe)
    INSTMSIW(exe)
    SETUP(Exe)
    readme(html)
    autorun(ini)
    owc10
    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)

    •Start/Run... type:
    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

    by Lanik See Profile edited by MSeng See Profile
    last modified: 2003-01-15 22:37:51

    Microsoft provides free tools for download to remove Office 97 and Office 2000 from your system:

    Office 2000
    Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office CD1 Files and Registry Entries

    Office 97
    OFF97: Utility to Completely Remove Remaining Office 97 Files and Registry Entries

    by MSeng See Profile
    last modified: 2002-12-12 20:32:07

    Please choose the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article below specific to your version:
    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.

    by MSeng See Profile

      •From Microsoft Word 2003, choose "Tools" then "Options".•When the "Options" multi-tabbed dialog box appears, select the "View" tab.•Uncheck "Startup Task Pane".•Click "OK" to close the dialog box.


    Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
    • Thank you! I've been frustrated with this for years!

      2014-09-23 18:07:56

    • Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you, that "getting started" panel was driving me up the wall!

      2014-08-12 18:10:03

    • THANKS FOR MAKING IT SO EASY!

      2014-03-15 23:00:43

    • Love it when the solution is this easy, thank you!

      2013-12-27 19:20:04

    • Yay thanks!

      2012-09-28 08:49:53

    • So simple--why didn't I see that? Thank you. - lacasagrande

      2011-12-18 13:13:27



    by MSeng See Profile

    As you know by now, the familiar icon and menu toolbars have been replaced with 'the Ribbon'.

    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).

    by SpyderWoman See Profile edited by MSeng See Profile
    last modified: 2006-12-29 08:47:40