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    Default Word and Excel have died.

    I was trying to clear disk space on my PC and I think I accidentally deleted something relating to Word and Excel.

    When I try to open either they open up but I get a window saying 'Installing components for Microsoft Excel/Word'. After a few seconds another window pops up saying 'Microsoft Office XP Professional with Front Page' 'The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available.' 'Insert the Microsoft Office' disk.'

    Problem is I have no disk.

    Is there anyway of sorting this out without the disk?

    Thanks

    DH

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    Never hust delete files. Use Windows Disk Clean tool in System Tools or a third party HD cleanup utility.
    You will have to reinstall Office. It may give you the option of repairing or full reinstall.
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    OK... but how do you re-install Office without the CD?

    DH

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    Hi - You don't. You could go here for this free office utility. It claims to be compatible with all major office programmes.Regards.

    http://www.openoffice.org/
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    Thanks.

    I can probably do without Word as I have Adobe InDesign but I have several Excel files that I use all the time that will no longer open.

    Is my only solution to buy a new copy of Excel?

    DH

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    Hi - I have been to the Openoffice site and you should be able to read existing Excel documents with the free program at the link above. Regards
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    Ta for that.

    OpenOffice does work with Excel files.
    Takes ages to open and is pretty sluggish when running. I wouldn't recommend it, but hey, its free and at least I can work on my files now.

    Thanks again for your help.

    DH

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    Glad to help
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