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    Specifications (Office 2000)

    I don't know if I am posting this is the right area. I am trying to find out the general specifications for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Basically, I need add something trivial to the IT section of the company newsletter each month <img src=/S/doze.gif border=0 alt=doze width=15 height=15> such as Excel has only x amount of columns per worksheet; the maximum file size for Word is.

    About a year ago, I found the Word and Excel specifications on the Microsoft Support Site, but I cannot locate them now.

    Any advice on where to look?

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    The specification for Word 2000 is in MSKB article 211489.

    That for Excel 2000 is in MSKB article 264626.

    A quick search didn't yield similar articles for PowerPoint and Outlook. Something like this was asked for Powerpoint recently in <post#=198080>post 198080</post#>; unfortunately, there was no complete answer.

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    All you need to do is go to Help and search for specifications for Word, Excel and Access. For some reason, PowerPoint doesn't have them, and neither does Outlook (my frame of reference is Office XP with it's miserable help, so you may get better results in 2000). Nothing useful shows up in the MS KB either.
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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    Dear Hans and Wendell

    Thanks very much.

    I see that the Support Site you gave says United States. I usually look under the section for the UK. Apart from language, text and currency specs, does this mean that the bulk of information available is drastically different between locations? And if so, which is the best for me to look at?

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    Hi Hetty,

    I live in The Netherlands; the information available in the Dutch section of the KnowledgeBase is very limited, so I always search the US section; I don't know about the UK section, but I suspect it might also be more limited than the US section.

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29>

    John Walkenbach's web site has some interesting facts about Excel that I used in a Excel presentation.

    http://j-walk.com/ss/excel/odd/index.htm

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    The basic specifications (# rows, columns, max size, etc.) shouldn't be different country to country, but you may find some short-cut keys that behave a bit differently.
    Wendell

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    For Excel, at least for Excel 2002, enter "specifications", without the quotes in Excel's Help.

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    I have known about Excel Page for some time and have found it very useful. The first thing I do when I get to work in the morning is get a cup of tea, go straight to WOPR, J-Walk to read the Blog and to Arizona Central to look at the comics... A simple trio of sites that help me make it through the day!

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    Howard
    We are only using Office 2000, but straying from the thread, I looked at your site and was very interested to read what you said about WordBasic. We have 48 sets of templates (each with 28+ templates with macros)for our offices. They were all written in WordBasic and it caused no end of trouble when we upgraded. At least I will have some information to back me up when I tell them during the next upgrade, that we are going to have to make the change to VB. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

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    Re: Specifications (Office 2000)

    The support costs and compatibility issues are lower if WB is converted to VBA.

    Also, I would guess that it may be more difficult to convert WB to a .NET-ized Office.

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