OFF97: Error Enabling Feedback with Sound Option

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SYMPTOMS

When you turn on the "Provide feedback with sound" option in any of the Microsoft Office programs, you may receive the following error message after clicking OK in the Options dialog box:
Microsoft Office Sounds are not installed on your system. To install them, point to Microsoft on the Web (Help menu) and click Free Stuff to connect to the Microsoft Web site. Look for the Sounds folder, and then download and run the file to install and turn on the sounds.

CAUSE

The Microsoft Office Sounds files are not installed when you run the Setup program for Microsoft Office. In order to install the Sounds, you need to run a separate installation program for these files.

RESOLUTION

In order to install the Sounds files, you do not have to connect to the Microsoft World Wide Web site; they are included in the \Valupack folder on the Microsoft Office compact disc. To install the Sounds files, do the following:
  1. Open the \Valupack\Sounds folder on your Microsoft Office compact disc.
  2. Double-click the Sounds.exe file in this folder.

    A warning message will appear, alerting you that Sounds will only run under Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0. Click Yes if you are using either of these two operating systems and click No if you are not.
  3. If you clicked Yes in Step 2, read the Microsoft Office 97 Sounds licensing agreement, and then click Yes if you accept the terms of the agreement.
  4. Click OK when the installation is finished.
NOTE: If you do not have the compact disc version of Office, you can download the sound files from the follow World Wide Web address:
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/sounds.aspx
To verify the "Provide feedback with sound" setting is working, do the following in Microsoft Excel:
  1. Enter the following into a new workbook:
    A1: 4
    A2: 3
    A3: 7
  2. Select cell A1 and click Sort on the Data menu.
  3. In the Sort dialog box, click OK.

    You should hear a sound as the data is sorted.

MORE INFORMATION

The Microsoft Office 97 Sounds provided in the Office 97 ValuPack add fun audio cues to screen elements as you work with them in any Office 97 program.

How to Turn On the Sound Option

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click the General tab in the Options dialog box.
  3. Click to select the "Provide feedback with sound" check box, and then click OK.

How to Preview, Change, or Remove Sounds for Office Program Events

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click the Sounds icon.
  3. In the Sounds Properties dialog box, scroll down the list of Events until you see "Microsoft Office."

    All the sounds listed below "Microsoft Office" are those related to events in the Office programs.
  4. To preview any of the sounds, select an event, and then click the Play button (black triangle) under Preview.
  5. To change the sound for an event, select an Event, and then click Browse. Locate any .wav file, and then click OK.
  6. To remove the sound for an event, select the event, click the Name drop-down arrow, and then click (None). Click Yes when asked whether or not you want the sound removed for the event.
  7. Click OK to exit the Sounds Properties dialog box.

REFERENCES

For more information about Microsoft Office 97 Sounds, do the following:
  1. Double-click the Valupk8.hlp file in the \Valupack folder on your Microsoft Office compact disc.
  2. In the "Welcome to the Microsoft Office 97 ValuPack" Help topic that appears, click the button next to "Microsoft Office 97 Sounds."

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Article ID: 159751 - Last Review: October 4, 2013 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition
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