"Word has detected that your computer has a version of Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker that is known to cause instabilities in Word 2002. To resolve this issue, download an update from Adobe System's web site." If you don't have reasonably recent version of Acrobat, forget that advice!
As outlined at MS site, find and rename PDFMaker.dot files to PDFMaker.old. Normally found in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup
check boxes for Word
Checkbox Add-In - Lets you put active checkboxes in your documents without protecting them as forms! But this only works if the machine has CheckboxTemplate.dot in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Startup
First rule out a temp file as the culprit. When you copy/paste between applications a temp file is created. If Word runs into a rogue temp file then many strange errors can occur.
First delete all temp (*.tmp) files:
- Exit Word and Outlook if you are using it as your email editor
- Go to Start/Find/Files or Folders
- Change "Look in" to reflect the drive/folder to the root of your Local drive.
- In the Named text box, type *.tmp
- Click the "Find Now" command
- Delete the temp files you find.
Should you encounter a "File in use" error, press <Ctrl> and click the file to deselect it.
As an additional note, the Owner file is another temporary files Word creates. If you have been experiencing multiple crashes or if Word has been hanging on you then it is best to search for Owner files (~$*.do?) and delete them as well. These can cause "file in use" and "read only" errors
hpzntp04.dll - remove the printer driver and then reinstalling when reconnecting to the network
fixes - see updates
macros (Excel) - located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\XLSTART
R & L Software conversion
utility (but this doesn't work when I download it -
How to see full menus and get rid of that annoying arrow.
Click Tools, Customize, check Always show full menus
PDFMaker - see Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker
SP1 problem workaround update for Office XP
4.1: msiexec /p c:\office\MAINSP2ff.msp /a c:\office\proplus.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb /L* c:\office\sp2Log.log
4.4: msiexec /p c:\office\Owc10SP2ff.msp /a c:\office\owc10.msi SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE /qb /L* c:\office\owc10.log
Shortcut Tip Balloons
Click Tools,Customize, check Show shortcut keys in screen tips
- Install the Windows Installer Cleanup tool found at Z:\11 IT Station information\utilities\msicuu2.exe
- Find it in Start Menu/All Programs and run.
- Reinstall Office.
WinFaxPrintAndMerge - Compile Error in Hidden Module - see Compile Error in Hidden Module: WinFaxPrintAndMerge
Word for Windows
Compile Error in Hidden Module: WinFaxPrintAndMerge - Using Windows Explorer, locate and delete the existing macro file and then choose not to use macros with WinFax. The macro file is Wfword2k.dot and is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Startup folder. If you do this, stop here--you are done.
crashes - see crash, Word and Excel crash after 10 seconds
How to Shrink Down Word Files Ten-fold
For those of you who paste a lot of graphics files into your Word XP (Word 2002) documents, have you ever noticed how big those Word document files get? Here's a tip that will shrink those Word docs down ten-fold!
1. Open the Word document and save it with a different name (this is so that you have the original copy of the document just in case something goes haywire).
2. With the Word document open, click the Edit menu and then click Select All.
3. Now that the entire document is selected, Hold down the CTRL key. With the CTRL key held down, hold down the SHIFT key. With the SHIFT key and the CTRL key held down, press the F9 key (this is the CTRL+SHIFT+F9 keyboard combination).
4. Save the document. Compare the size of the new document with the size of the old one. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
"Word has detected that your computer has a version of Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker that is known to cause instabilities in Word 2002" - see Adobe Acrobat PDFMaker
Works, Microsoft Spreadsheet file, convert to Excel - see Microsoft Works Spreadsheet file, convert to Excel