Re: Clippy's Demise

Subject: Re: Clippy's Demise
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 14:32:22 -0500

Disabling Clippy is not difficult, you can do it without having to uninstall and
reinstall. All you have to do is navigate to //Program Files>Microsoft
Office>Office and rename the Actors folder to something else (I use Non Actors).
Did that when I inherited this machine, and it hasn't annoyed me even once.

Jo Byrd

John Fleming wrote:

> That was what I ultimately had to do.
> Only, because it was preinstalled on original equipment, it meant a custom
> reinstall.
> I consider that to be a pretty heavy duty solution to something that should
> have been, in my opinion, possible to do with a check box under Tools -->
> Options, or by selecting something under Help.
> From: "David Berg" <dberg -at- dmpnet -dot- com>
> There was no easy way to permanently turn Clippy off in Office 97. That was,
> until MS later provided a software download with the capability.
> Sure there was, just don't install it in the first place. Office Assistant is
> included in the default install of Office 97, but it's really not that hard to
> do a custom install and uncheck Clippy and his pals.


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