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    Why I hate Office 2003 (2003 SR1)

    The following is new in Office 2003:
    1. File | Open --- Double-click opens files displayed in the Open window; but pressing the wheel on a Microsoft mouse --- which is programmed to "double-click" --- USUALLY only selects the file (like a single-click). A second click of the wheel opens the file.
    2. Support --- After only two online support incidents, Microsoft's site says I've exhausted free online support for my PID.

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    Re: Why I hate Office 2003 (2003 SR1)

    I have no talent with the scroll wheel as a button, so I can't help you with the first one.

    On the second one, isn't the product so easy to use that you don't need support? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Obviously they know better or they wouldn't have a limit.

    Anyway, you've come to the right place for support. Now and then you'll get pointed to places to search and things to read, but mostly you'll get quick answers or at least commiseration. All at a price you can readily afford.

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    Re: Why I hate Office 2003 (2003 SR1)

    Hmm. I also have my MS Intellimouse scroll wheel set to Dbl-Click. I just tested this with Excel 203, AutoCAD ADT 204, and Thunderbird, and I am noticing the same behavior. Buttons set to "double-click" only single click in Office 2003 File Open dialogs, but in other apps, it seems to work properly.

    I usually blame these sorts of quirks on the dreaded MS Usability Labs" where MS's products are rigorously tested by a battery of Bonobos, sociopaths, and anti-technology Doomsday cultists. <G>

    I guess just submit an enhancement request is a person can do.

    Now, however, this will bother me every single time I open an Office file <G>

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    Re: Why I hate Office 2003 (2003 SR1)

    No watch that, I have been to the labs many times and they take to heart what is learned there.

    Most of these type of problems seem to be driver issues more than software, have you checked for new drivers?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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