MIcrosoft Office Pro

  geedad 09:51 01 Aug 06
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If I uninstall, then install MS Office Pro, will I have lost all of my data - or will it retain all of my .docs,Excel and database info?
This version is now not supported by MS, and I occassionaly get an error message in MS Word (97), and perhaps a re-install would overcome this?
geedad

  FelixTCat 10:48 01 Aug 06

geedad,

No. But what I would suggest is that you copy them to a safe place (i.e. make a back-up). Also, if you are reinstalling the same version, make a back-up of normal.dot which contains your basic document defaults and any other macros that you want.

After the install, copy these back into the templates directory and they should automatically point to your original documents.

If you haven't changed the location of all the documents from the default, the new installation will find them anyway.

Regards,

Felix

  vinnyT 10:57 01 Aug 06

When you go to uninstall, it should give you the option to repair, try this first.

If you do try, remember to back up.

Hope this helps.

  geedad 12:15 01 Aug 06

vinnyT and FelixTcat
Many thanks to you both.
geedad

  terryf 12:23 01 Aug 06

Unless you are continually deliberately changing your normal.dot, due to a bug in Office, it will grow in size, I found that making it 'read-only' stops this growth. If you don't have any added macros, try deleting normal.dot except for your backup copy which you should rename normal.old, then look at the size of the new normal.dot that Office creates and compare it with the size of normal.old

  vinnyT 13:36 01 Aug 06

Welcome

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