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    Problems with 'Whats This' (Word 2K SR1)

    In finding out some of the more obscure functions listed in Dialogue boxes I have quite happily been right clicking on a feature, then left clicking on the "What's This" pop up box. Not any longer. The pop up box appears for an instant then disappears for good. No amount of left clicking on the "What's This" button can coax it to re-appear. I have run Repair from the installation disk but to no avail.

    <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15> please.

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    Re: Problems with 'Whats This' (Word 2K SR1)

    Hi Mike:
    This was disabled in one of the security updates for Office (ouactrl.exe). The same functionality that creates the pop-up can be exploited to crackers. IF you decide that you want to take the chance because the functionality outweighs the risk, you can do so by:
    renaming Ouactrl.ocx in C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice to Ouactrl.oldocx. Then restart Word and the Office Installer will ask for Office 2K CD. It should then work OK.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Problems with 'Whats This' (Word 2K SR1)

    Thanks Phil
    Tried renameing and restarting, but still no go. Still no help tip after the first panel flashes up quickly, and then nothing
    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: Problems with 'Whats This' (Word 2K SR1)

    Hi Mike:
    When you restarted Word, did it ask for the CD. It should have copied the old one. The one I have is Version 1.01.0009, 103,464 bytes, & dated 3/2/99. Is that what you have now?

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