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OFF2000: How to Get Bookshelf Basics Support in Office 2000

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Office 2000 does not ship with Bookshelf Basics, which is a change from the previous version of Office, and when you upgrade from Office 97 to Office 2000, this functionality is missing.

This article explains how to configure Office 2000 so that you can access the resources in Bookshelf Basics (on the Office 97 CD).

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The way you integrate Bookshelf Basics (from Office 97) with Office 2000 depends on whether you currently have Office 97 installed.

If Office 97 Is Currently Installed

If you have Office 97 installed on your computer and you are upgrading to Office 2000, do the following to get Bookshelf Basics support in Office 2000:
  1. Perform a Custom installation of Office 2000.
  2. In the Microsoft Office 2000 Installation Location dialog box, specify a location that is different from your Office 97 installation.

    NOTE: The default location for both Office 97 and Office 2000 is c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office.
  3. In the Microsoft Office 2000: Removing Previous Versions dialog box, select Keep these programs, and click Next.
  4. Finish your Office 2000 installation with the selections you want.
The above steps do not remove Office 97. If you want to uninstall Office 97 and still have integration with Bookshelf Basics, do the following:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. In the list of installed programs, double-click the Office 97 entry.
  3. In the Microsoft Office 97 Setup dialog box, click Add/Remove.
  4. In the Microsoft Office 97 - Maintenance dialog box, clear all check boxes except the one for Microsoft Bookshelf Basics, and then click Continue.
These last four steps may remove the Office icons on the Programs menu. To reinstall the icons, do the following:
  1. Insert your Office 2000 CD.
  2. On the Start menu, click Run.
  3. In the Open dialog box, type the following and then click OK:
    <path>\Setup.exe /fs Data1.msi
    where <path> is the path to your Office 2000 source.

If Office 97 Is Not Installed

  1. Install Office 2000 if you do not have it installed.
  2. When Office 2000 has been installed, run Setup for Office 97.
  3. In the Microsoft Office 97 Setup dialog box, click Change Folder. In the Change Folder dialog box, specify a folder that is different from the folder where you installed Office 2000.

    NOTE: The default location for both Office 97 and Office 2000 is c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office.
  4. Select Custom in the list of installation methods.
  5. Clear all check boxes except the Microsoft Bookshelf Basics check box, and then click Continue.

Integrating Bookshelf Basics with Excel 2000

Regardless of the method you use above, there will not be any Bookshelf Basics integration with Excel 2000. To get this integration, do the following:
  1. Start Excel 2000.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Add-Ins.
  3. In the Add-Ins dialog box, click Browse.
  4. Locate and select Bshxl.xla, and then click OK.

    NOTE: This file is installed by Office 97 in the \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Library folder.
  5. Click OK in the Add-Ins dialog box. The Look Up Reference menu item now appears on the Tools menu.

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Article Info
Article ID : 243180
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/25/2007
Published on : 1/25/2007
Exists online : False
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