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Chapter 2. Working with Simple Documents > Detecting and Repairing Problems

Detecting and Repairing Problems

To help you keep your Office 2003 suite of programs running at its best, Office comes with its own diagnostic and repair tools. If you find that Word is not behaving as you think it should, its core files might have been damaged or inadvertently deleted. If Word encounters a problem itself, it prompts you to run its self-diagnostic tool, Detect and Repair. Running the Detect and Repair tool restores Word's default settings and finds and fixes problems that might diminish the performance of Word. When you run Detect and Repair, you can choose to preserve any of the shortcuts that you have created. You can also choose whether you want to preserve your customized settings or return Word to its default settings. Before you begin the Detect and Repair procedure, make sure you close all programs that are running (if not, you will be prompted to do so during the procedure). If the Detect and Repair procedure doesn't fix the problem you are encountering, try reinstalling Word.

Detect and Repair Problems

Click the Help menu, and then click Detect And Repair.

To save your shortcuts, select the Restore My Shortcuts While Repairing check box.

To save the settings you have specified for your Word features, clear the Discard My Customized Settings And Restore Default Settings check box.

Click Start to begin the process.

If necessary, insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD.

Click OK when the procedure is complete.



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