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Checking for Updates

Microsoft AutoUpdate is a separate program included with Office 2004 that enables you to automatically or manually check for and install updates to all Office applications. (For Microsoft AutoUpdate to work, you must have an Internet connection when it runs.)

To configure Microsoft AutoUpdate

1.
In Entourage or any other Office 2004 program, choose Help > Check for Updates.

The Microsoft AutoUpdate dialog box appears (Figure 1.50). A check for new updates may be performed.

Figure 1.50. Microsoft AutoUpdate can check for and install updates to Office 2004 applications.


2.
To specify how additional updates should be performed, do one of the following:

  • Manually. Select this option if you always want to check for updates by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

  • Automatically. Select this option if you'd like Microsoft AutoUpdate to check for updates without requiring your intervention. Specify a schedule by choosing Daily, Weekly, or Monthly from the pop-up menu.

3.
Dismiss the dialog box by clicking its close button, choosing AutoUpdate > Quit AutoUpdate, or pressing .


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