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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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Help Detect and Repair

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Word’s new Detect and Repair feature actually scans the Office (or Word) installation and offers to replace any missing or corrupted program files from the original Office 2000 CD-ROM. Start Detect and Repair in one of two ways:

  • Use Help Detect and Repair.

  • Insert the installation CD, run Setup, and choose the Detect and Repair option.

When using Help Detect and Repair, specify whether or not Word should replace any missing default shortcuts during the process, something that is done automatically when running Detect and Repair directly from the CD. I recommend using the Detect and Repair command from within Word for more control.

Detect and Repair may find files that it thinks are corrupt but that may have just been replaced by custom utilities or add-ins installed since the initial Word installation. Using Detect and Repair should not cause you to lose any customized settings made in Word, but it may screw up custom add-ons, forcing you to reinstall them.

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Although you can run Detect and Repair manually, Word takes care of it automatically most of the time. If you attempt to launch a program or use a feature for which files are corrupted or missing, Word offers to replace them for you. Test it out if you’re feeling brave. Go into your Office program folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office) and delete the file winword.exe. No kidding; delete it! Next, try to run Word from your Start menu. Word should detect that the file is ...

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