Re: Word97

Subject: Re: Word97
From: Pat Gantt <pagantt -at- POSTOFFICE -dot- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 06:53:22 -0500

Bless you brother!

The problem is that Word was meant to work
as part of a suite. Not really just isolated
to MicroSnot's software. Most "standalone"
applications don't stand alone.

Invariably programmers "forget" a shared
application call or two or... assuming of
course these are "honest" mistakes.

Best advice is go ahead and load the full
suite if you have it.

If not suffer the patches and pray.

> I have Word97, but not Office97.
> I have twice downloaded the Service Release purported to fix Office97
> incompatibility with previous versions.
> I have also downloaded the Word97 fix wrd6ex32.exe that is supposed to
> fix Word97 incompatibilities.
> In both cases, following the download, the package attempts to install
> itself.
> I get the message *Application not found* and failure of the
> installation. The fix apparently then deletes itself. ARGHHHHHHHHH.

I share your pain. ;-(

> I have attempted to reach Microsoft TechSupport to no avail.

<Ha ha ha!> Sorry ;-(

Been there, done that...

> Has anyone else had these same problems? Fixed them? How?

See above. Yes, dear friend, we all share your pain.
Fellow sufferer and full harddrive owner.


Pat Gantt

*~Electronic Media Design & Support~*

The University of Tennessee
M.S., Human Resource Development
Persn'l email: pagantt -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net


*~There is no substitute for individual effort.~*

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