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Guy Hart-Davis has been using Microsoft Word for more than 15
Many wonderful people helped me during the writing of this book.
My thanks go
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Chapter 1. Installation, Repair, and Configuration
Installation should be a snap, whether you're installing Word on its own or as part of Office. You slide in the CD, make a few simple decisions, type in the product key, and let the installation roll. The first time you run one of the applications in Office XP (also known as Office 2002) or Office 2003, you have to activate Office. But after that, you're on your way.
This process gives you a default installation of Office. If
you're installing Office from scratch, you get all the Office
applications installed with the default configurations. If you're
upgrading an existing version of Office, the installation