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    office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    I have office 2000 sr1a and update patches. I cannot insert sounds in any of the programs... Word, Publisher--

    Is there a solution? The message says can't find the server.

    Thank you,
    Joyce Turner

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Joyce have you installed the Office Sounds option???

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Mike,

    Is this a separate item? I basically did a standard install of Office Premium. Where do I check? I appreciate your help very much.!!!!
    Joyce

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Joyce, excuse me for a minute while I extract my foot from my mouth. In O97 there was an optional Office Sounds that could be installed, but now that I have a look at my set up disks for O2k I can't find it. <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> I was reading Woodys Office watch this morning and there was talk about it in O2002 also. Now to try and redeem myself what sounds are you trying to insert? are they existing or from Clipart? <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Dear Mike,

    Well, thanks to your question and willingness to help me, I went back into the problem. I had emailed microsoft a few months ago. Their final solution was to remove office, sr1a, etc and start over. I know one must remove stuff manually...files, registry entries etc and I did not feel this was worth that.

    So I just went in and tried to insert the sounds so that I could give you the message the computer kept giving me about not being able to find the server. I was poking around and clicked on the properties so I could write down the file name. I noticed the refresh button. I clicked on it, and Voila! it listed the d drive (cdrom) instead of the c: cat listing. MMMMM... I decided to try the insertion again. It inserted the sound. Wow!

    So I tried a second one. Went through the same thing and it worked. Now all of them can be inserted and it is looking at the d drive automatically. So...

    I am very happy. Thanks to your questions and being willing to help..

    The funny part is it had no trouble finding the server for the clipart and the animated gifs.

    So thank you very, very much.

    Joyce Turner

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Dear kaplinb,

    I thank you very much. I have marked the page. If I need more sounds, I will go get them. There surely are a lot of them!

    j2eturner

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Dear MikeB,

    Here is another problem.. maybe same type of problem........(it should bring up PhotoDraw)
    If I am in Publisher and go Insert>Picture>>>NewDrawing>> it will say


    Publisher cannot launch or communicate with the ole server program needed to complete this task. There may not be enough disk space, or there may be a problem with the server program. To make more disk space available, try deleting some unneeded files on your hard disk. If you suspect a problem with the server program, try reinstalling it. Then try this task again.

    Do you have any thoughts on this problem?? Could it be misdirecting itself again?

    Thank you very much,
    j2eturner

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Hi Joyce, this could be a similar problem. OLE is Object linking and Embedding. In other words the tie up between two programs when you want to insert a picture into a publication for example. I'm not sure on the best solution though, but a reinstall of Photodraw might be on the cards. That might re-establish the link between the two. <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15>

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    Re: office 2000- can't insert sounds (office 2000 sr1a and updates)

    Dear MikeB,

    I investigated further... it is supposed to link to MSDraw not MS Photodraw. I apologize.. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> I checked it out in Word and the Draw was working. So I did as you suggested and had the cds fix Office. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30> So Voila! It is now working. Thank you very much.

    Sincerely yours,
    j2eturner

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