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About the CD

About the CD

The companion CD that ships with this book contains many tools and resources to help you get the most out of your Inside Out book.

What’s On the CD

Your Inside Out CD includes the following:

  • Complete eBook In this section you’ll find the an electronic version of Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Inside Out. The eBook is in PDF format.

  • Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition eBook Here you’ll find the full electronic version of the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition. Suitable for home and office, the dictionary contains more than 10,000 entries.

  • Microsoft Resources In this section, you’ll find information about additional resources from Microsoft that will help you get the most out of the Microsoft Office System. Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, the Microsoft Office System includes servers, services, and desktop programs to help address a broad array of business needs.

  • Extending Visio In this section, you’ll find great information about third-party utilities and tools you use to further enhance your experience with Visio 2003.

The companion CD provides detailed information about the files on this CD and links to Microsoft and third-party sites on the Internet. All the files on this CD are designed to be accessed through Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.01 or higher).


Please note that the links to third-party sites are not under the control of Microsoft Corporation, and Microsoft is therefore not responsible for their content, nor should their inclusion on this CD be construed as an endorsement of the product or the site.

Software provided on this CD is in English language only and may be incompatible with non-English language operating systems and software.

Using the CD

To use the companion CD, insert it into your CD-ROM. Accept the license agreement that is presented to access the starting menu. If AutoRun is not enabled on your system, run StartCD.exe in the root of the CD or refer to the Readme.txt file.

System Requirements

Following are the minimum system requirements necessary to run the CD:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later or Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

  • 266-MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU

  • 64 megabytes (MB) RAM

  • 8X CD-ROM drive or faster

  • Microsoft Windows–compatible sound card and speakers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device


System requirements may be higher for the add-ins available on the CD. Individual add-in system requirements are specified on the CD. An Internet connection is necessary to access the some of the hyperlinks. Connect time charges may apply.

Support Information

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the book and the contents of this companion CD. For feedback on the book content or this companion CD, please contact us by using any of the addresses listed in the “We’d Like to Hear From You” section (page xxv).

Microsoft Press provides corrections for books through the World Wide Web at http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/support/. To connect directly to the Microsoft Press Knowledge Base and enter a query regarding a question or issue that you may have, go to http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/support/search.asp.

For support information regarding Office 2003, you can connect to Microsoft Technical Support on the Web at http://support.microsoft.com/.

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