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    Office XP upgrade (Office XP)

    Work is upgrading from Office 2k to Office XP. I work at home a lot, and need to ensure I stay at the same level as work. I know, but can't find, that Woody has strong opinions about Office XP, and what one should and should not do, especially regarding Outlook. Is there a place that lists the "do this, be aware of that, don't do this" that one needs to best survive such an upgrade?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Office XP upgrade (Office XP)

    1) word mail in officexp is very stable. only turn it off if you don't want to use it - not because someone tells you it's unstable. this isn't the same wordmail as in office 97 or 2000. Try it and judge for yourself.

    3) there are more updates - install the october one as well. i think each update has the older ones but i'm not sure, so you may need all or only the october one. A november one may be released soon, i haven't heard.

    4) NO! To backup, close outlook and find the file and make a copy. That addin is buggy and can cause outlook to remain open. Many people use a batch file to copy the pst then load outlook and make a back up everytime outlook is run.

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    Re: Office XP upgrade (Office XP)

    If you installed OUTLOOK 2002, do now:

    1. Immediately turn off WordMail - in Outlook 2002, click Tools | Options | Mail Format and uncheck the box marked "Use Microsoft Word to edit e-mail messages". That should improve your computer's stability substantially.

    2. Install Ken Slovak's Attachment Options utility from http://www.slipstick.com/files/attopt.zip . Quit Outlook, run the utility, start Outlook, click Tools | Options | Attachment Options, and click the ALL button to have all file types excluded from the "Type 1" category. That will make sure the %$#@! computer doesn't swallow files attached to email messages.

    3. Install Outlook 2002 Update: August 16, 2001 - OLK1003.EXE (or the latest, if available) http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/olk1004.aspx

    4. Install Personal Folders Backup feature from pfbackup.exe <A target="_blank" HREF=http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/pfbackup.aspx>http://office.microsoft.com/download.../pfbackup.aspx</A>

    For more information, see http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v6-n26

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    jmcging
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    Re: Office XP upgrade (Office XP)

    Thanks to both for the advice, I'm planning the upgrade and hate surprises.

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