Start Menu Office 2007 Shortcuts Have Stopped Working
Mar 25, 2008
when I go to the Start menu, click on a recently used Office 2007 program or a pinned Office 2007 program, nothing happens. They don't launch. When I open an actual office 2007 file, the apps load fine however.My other pinned and recent apps shortcuts work - for example, Quickbooks, Epson Scan, MS Email, MS Internet
Office 07 shortcuts from the start menu no longer work. Nothing happens when you click on them - the start menu stays open. Also, the icons of the shortcuts have turned into just a paper icon.
I should also note that even the icons on the documents have changed. Though, when I double click on documents, they still open the corresponding program. Another way I can open the programs is by going into the Program Files. I have searched with Google with only a handful of people having my problem, though their thread isn't answered.
I did some digging and found some situations that sound similar to my problem, but none covered the same issue I'm seeing. I've been running Vista for several months now. At some time in the last week or two, many of my Start Menu shortcuts have stopped working. If I look at the properties of those shortcuts, it seems to be the ones that don't have an actual path in the Target field. E.g. Word as "Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003" instead of an actual path to WINWORD.EXE, and that shortcut doesn't work. Nothin happens when you select it. However the shortcut to Notepad has "%SystemRoot%system32otepad.exe" in its Target field, and it works just fine.
This only happens with SOME of the shortcuts. E.g. the "recently used" list of shortcuts in the Start menu does this, and if I type WinKey-WORD and select the Microsoft Word shortcut that shows up there, it doesn't work. But if I select the Word shortcut under Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office, it works just fine -- even though it also has the non-path Target field. What has happened to these "special" shortcuts? How do I fix it and prevent this from happening again?
I have vista home premium 32bit and i have been recently getting error messages like the following: "the program has stopped working". Microsoft office 2007 was working for about couple of weeks when i installed it, but later on, it started not to work. I tried the repair function, reinstalling it, manually deleting the files and reinstalling it afterwards. I have also tried installing service pack 1 RTM to see if it will fix the problem. But so far, nothing works. Will the offical service pack fix this problem?
I am setting up a Vista Home Premium laptop for a friend. I created a standard user account for him, but I am using the administrator account myself while installing software and configuring everything. I disabled User Account Control for the admin account, because I was overwhelmed by warnings and prompts when doing all the installs and configs.
When logged in as administrator, I installed various apps including Start menu shortcuts and Quick Launch icons. However, when the standard user logs in, he doesn't see any of those shortcuts. Likewise, I want to place some folders on the desktop that will give him tips on how to use his new laptop and shortcuts to maintenance tasks. But, when I place them on "my" desktop, they are not available to him when he logs in as his standard user.
Is there some method that administrators use when setting up a new Vista system, so they can place Start menu shortcuts, Quick Launch icons, documents on desktop, etc. that will then be available in all user accounts (or even in specified user accounts)? Is there some way to do what I want, or am I asking the wrong questions?
At first I had problems with outlook freezing on start up. I tried to repair the installation and that didn't work so I tried to uninstall but going through add/remove programs didn't work so I had to follow the microsoft guide to manually uninstall it. That seemed to work but now I can't get it to install, the installer just hangs and doesn't go anywhere. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of and my next move is reformatting which I don't really want to do.
I have shortcuts to web pages on my desktop. They recently stopped working. When I click one, the arrow changes to a blue spinning circle and nothing else happens. If I click the IE icon, it opens and functions normally. I have Vista Home Basic and IE7. I ran Windows Update. It installed a bunch of updates, including IE8. But the problem remains.
I am running vista business edtion, office 2007, gif animations do not work. I have contacted microsoft support, no answer, been through technet, no answer. Am I to assume that microsoft has decided to simply deny me the right to use my computer as I see fit?
I have a problem with microsoft office programs that will not open in the vista start menu? When clicking on a program from the start menu, won't run. When clicking the same program from the start menu -> program folder, it will run. What could be? I am not using the classic menu. I have tried to re-pin them,but still they will not open??, all other programs are ok.
I tried doing the same as in 'Word has stopped working' and it did not work for me. I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit and I have Office 2007 (licensed). For a few months Word was working fine and one not-so-fine-day it decided to work errantly. It opens up fine but
- the scroll up and down button stopped working, (also the scroll-bar) - does not open a word file if the file icon is clicked, - when I click the Office-button and then 'Word-Options' the options like 'Trust Center' etc do not work. These do not even get the focus when mouse moves over it - When I close word. It consistently pops up 'Word has stopped working' I guess this has something to do with user-interface icons, buttons etc. I have installed, re-installed Word and also all HP drivers..
Originally, I had Office 2003 installed in my computer, & a trial version of 2007 that had already expired.
Today I installed a full version of Microsoft Office 2007, without removing any of the other two versions from my computer. I realized that it seemed to automatically remove the older version. I`m not bother about it not being there, as I got the new version, but I wonder if this is an automatic uninstalling that Office does, or if the version is still there but I can`t see it, as I would like to remove it properly if it`s still somewhere in my computer.
I checked in Control Panel & the only thing I can see is "Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007", the full version I just installed, & everything that come with it. No 2003 anywhere.
I got a new laptot with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32bit)... sometimes and randomly happens that the Start Menu stops working! The Menu opens and shows program icons and all the rest, but I can't launch any program anymore!!! Left or right clicking on icons just make the start menu to close. Icons on desktop (and those on the tray)fortunatly keep on working, but I have to terminate explorer.exe and then restart it to reset start menu working fine!What could it be?
I am having trouble with my start menu. My main links work but my sub-menus are not clickable. If I scroll over to them and click then the start menu closes. This even goes for my shut down link. I am new with Vista and have tried all I can think to do.
I just replaced my 10-year-old PC and am trying to install Office Home and Student 2007 on my new Vista 64 machine. Unfortunately, whether I use the autorun or manually double-click setup.exe on the disc, nothing happens. I get an hourglass briefly, the disc spins in the drive, and setup.exe appears in the task manager for about three seconds then disappears. Nothing else happens.
I've downloaded every available update from Microsoft. I'm logged in as an administrator, I've tried to right-click on setup.exe and select run as admin from there, I've tried changing compatibility mode to XP SP2, and nothing seems to work.
I've been searching online for awhile now and can't find anything with regard to this issue. Has anyone seen this before? Or, can anyone give me some suggestions? I didn't anticipate any problems because I read in many places that Office 2007 runs fine on Vista 64, so I uninstalled Works and the free 60-day Office trial from my new PC before I tried to install the full version of Office to avoid conflicts. Unfortunately, I don't have access to Word or Excel now, and it's going to be a problem.
I just bought a new PC ACER M5711 that comes with preloaded Trial version of above. I wanted to install Office 2003 Student and Home Version which I bought previously, but I am not able to uninstall Office 2007. I tried using the Uninstall from Control Panel, but nothing seems to happen.
With all the hoopla about SP2 for Vista, I guess no one noticed that Microsoft has released SP2 for Microsoft Office 2007 through Windows Update… Haven't had a chance to install yet as I'm in the niddle of working on some office apps at the moment, so..
The Office 2007 icon on my start menu inexplicably became nonfunctional this week. I'm running Vista Home Premium x32. I tried uninstalling Office 2007, but I get the message: "Setup could not find any available products to install. Please contact your system administrator." If I try to reinstall using the original disc, I get the message: "Setup has stopped working." I've tried to follow the instructions at 'How to uninstall the 2007 Office system if you cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218/en-us) for uninstalling without using the add/remove program, but I am unable to go to any "choose details" menu on the view tab ... it doesn't exist, so I can't continue the instructions from there. I don't have a second drive to try installing the disc from there. The disc is brand-new, not dirty or damaged. I've defragged the computer.
Have to Remove Student Home Office 2007 Trial(non-commercial)first. Cannot remove through programs, Ccleaner or Revo Uninstaller. Somehow it mysteriously just went from "Trial" to "non commercial Trial"? I also had trouble when I originally installed the triall, they turned it off after a week, til I emailed them and they sent me a link. Probably Reman issue again, they probably thought I already had my trial period.
Getting same 1402 error as many others here...since I cannot uninstall through Programs...going by "Article ID: 928218"....tried 4 times. I should point out this is a reman computer and I did have Office 2000 on here before, before trying out the trial. May be some remnants left over. So there may also be possible remnants of Office 2000. Can I run the Installer Cleanup Utility(290301)after removing Office 2007, or will that mess up other programs? I'd rather not use it. What a mess....I know!................
I repaired and uninstalled then installed Office 2007. I opened Excel up and search for my Excel Spread Sheet and open it and then save as on my desktop like I always do. Then when I double click on the Icon I get "Windows can not find C:User etc. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Any excel spreadsheet I have I get the same message when I double click on it. I check the path and it is correct.
Whenever I try to access the help (F1) from any of my office applications the help window appears but is blank. Neither my online or offline help are working for any office applications. I get the index displayed but that's all. When I click on an item in the index nothing happens. I'm running Office 2007 SP2 with Vista Ultimate SP2 & IE 8.
I need to uninstalled the trial version of Office 2007 (because I have Office 2003), but when I go to programs to uninstall it is not shown as being installed. As a matter of fact, several programs are not showing. In researching this I found that it is a common bug in Vista and found a fix through Microsoft, but too complicated for me to perform. The problem it has caused is an automatic update, updated 2007 and now my 2003 is not working properly.
I bought a PC with Vista Home preinstalled. Needed Vista Business. I had to format the drive to get it to install. Now, after working fine for 3 months, when I try to upgrade to Office 2007 Vista stops the installer service and pops up a message stating that "this is a beta copy that is no longer supported by Microsoft, please upgrade".
In every way that I check, I am the Administrator. Nevertheless, everytime I try to update Office 2007 with MS patches, it tells me that I must be and Administrator in order to update. What on earth do I have to do? I tried going directly to MS home page, by clicking Windows update from my Start Menu, but it just ends with the same message with no choice to respond. If I check the User Accounts, it shows me as an Administrator. Suggestions?
I have just installed ms office professional recently. I usually open this program for a game. When i open it it gives me this -- Imageshack - 85374956. It happened with this program. I dont think it does with the other ones. This has not happened until i installed ms office 2007. im really pissed now because i have had quite alot of problems with it. I might just uninstall it and never install it again because its interfeiring with other programs.
Everytime when I try to open Microsoft Office 2007 I'm getting message: this file could not be found, (C:Windowssystem32Files.doc. After this I press OK button and I'm getting second one: The directory name is not valid. (C:Windowssystem32(x86) Microsoft.doc) I press Ok and program open and works fine. I know that I can use it but this things really bother me because I know that something is wrong and maybe later it will be bigger problem.
I'm considering upgrading my processor to 64 bit when Windows 7 comes out and would like to know if my current 32 bit version of Office 2007 can be upgraded without cost to 64bit. Cost is a big factor in my considering an upgrade.