Re: Is Custom Installation a Feasible Tool for Improving MS Word Performance? (Was: MS Word question)

Subject: Re: Is Custom Installation a Feasible Tool for Improving MS Word Performance? (Was: MS Word question)
From: "Townsend, Emru" <etownsend -at- POSITRON -dot- QC -dot- CA>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 16:47:34 -0500

Richard,

The custom installation of Word 97 is identical to that of Word 6.0 and Word
95; it's not the same thing as how Word 2000 works.

In Word 97 (or Office 97), you can do a custom install and select which
components you want to have installed. For instance, I never bother to
install the Office Binder, because I don't yet have a need for it. (I
always do a custom install for any application that gives me a choice.
Because I do a lot of graphics and animation work as well as hardware and
software reviews, hard disk space is always at a premium. Besides, why
install stuff you don't need?)

Office 98 on the Mac works as Suzette described. If I don't install the
grammar checker, and, a week later, click on Grammar Checker in Word, Office
will then automatically install it -- without my having to exit Word to fire
up the installation program. Office 2000 will have the same capability.

Emru Townsend
Technical Communications Wiseguy - Product Integration
Positron Public Safety Systems Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
e-mail: etownsend -at- positron -dot- qc -dot- ca
My words are my own. Confuse them with my employer's at your own risk.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Feldman [SMTP:rfeldman -at- CFSLC -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 4:00 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Is Custom Installation a Feasible Tool for Improving MS Word
> Performance? (Was: MS Word question)
>
> Apologies if this has been addressed since the last digest went out:
>
> On Mon, 1 Feb 1999 10:33:00 -0500 Suzette Seveny <sseveny -at- PETVALU -dot- COM>
> responded to:
>
> >> Supposedly, the next incarnation of Word is going to offer a more
> modular
> >> installation, so you can actually leave out features you don't use.
> When
> you
> >> decide you really do want the grammar checker installed, the system
> >> automatically installs it the first time you need it. I'm curious to
> see
> how
> >> this works, but I have a feeling it's not going to work as advertised.
> If it
> >> does, it might reduce some of the overhead in Word.
>
> with:
>
> >Actually, you have this option now. When you install, select Custom
> >Installation, and select only the features you need. Grammar checking,
> etc.,
> >are all options. If you later decide you want the Grammar checker, you
> can
> >simply install that portion.
>
> Has anyone actually tried using Custom Installation to improve the
> behavior of Word 97? If so, what were your results?
>
> Richard
>
>

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