Microsoft Office suite is a very useful software. Most home and offices, big or small, can not operate properly with out the Microsoft Office. An Office component such as the Word is used in making school works and almost anything that should be written, printed and submitted. The Office spreadsheet, Excel, is an indispensable tool in offices that needs to do computations and compilation of data. Accounting firms and business offices can’t operate properly without it. The PowerPoint is useful in places where presentation is important. So what happens if these applications fail to start up or stop running in the middle of a task? Well that would be a disaster isn’t it?
An average Office user should be equipped with a tool on how to fix common MS Office errors to prevent disaster. It would be good to start the learning process by identifying the problems and find solutions. Here are lists of common Office Problems and some suggested solutions.
Office Start up problem
There are many possible problems that would prevent Microsoft Office from starting up. It could be caused by a missing office component. This usually happens if an important file is corrupted by a virus or mistakenly deleted. An error in the windows registry will also cause the problem. The best possible solution is to use the Microsoft office repair option. You may need the original MS Office installation disk to start and complete this operation. To do this, insert the installation disk, enter setup, choose repair and follow the succeeding instructions.
Missing Office component or feature
During the installation process the user is given a choice to install all Office completely or to choose only those that he may need. Choosing the components to include in the installation is good for those who don’t have enough disk space to include all components. There are times, however, that uninstalled components are needed for special tasks. This will create a problem to a person when he will need to use the feature but an error message will show up that the component is either missing or uninstalled. There is a solution to that because Office has an Add/remove feature. To start the feature you will need the installation disk.
Office cannot open a file
There are many version of Office and some versions are not compatible with another especially in saving and opening files. Files that are saved in a particular Office version will cause an error when tried to be opened in another version. Some people know the problem and save the file to a compatible file type. But there are instances that this problem is neglected and only found out when the file is being opened to another computer using a different version. This can be solved by downloading the Ms Office
File compatibility pack or use file conversion software. This problem is commonly encountered by people who use Microsoft Office 2007. Files saved using this version usually creates problem when opened in earlier version of office. Files saved in MS Office 2007 should be saved using a file extension that is recognized by earlier versions.