OFF98: How to Install and Run the Microsoft Office 98 Updater

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SUMMARY

This article contains information about installing the Microsoft Office 98 Updater for Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition.

For information about the problem that the update fixes, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
189376 OFF98: Contents of the Microsoft Office 98 Updater Read Me

MORE INFORMATION

To obtain and install the Microsoft Office 98 Updater, see the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/macoffice/productinfo/98dl/offi98patch.htm
To run the Microsoft Office 98 Updater, follow these steps:

  1. Double-click Microsoft Office 98 Updater.
  2. In the dialog box that displays the Readme file for the Microsoft Office 98 Updater, click Continue.
  3. In the Microsoft Office 98 Updater dialog box, click Update.

    The following 4 files will be updated on your hard disk drive.
          File                            Old Version    New Version
          ----------------------------------------------------------
    
          Microsoft Office First Run      1.0            1.0.1
          Visual Basic for Applications   8.0 or 8.1     8.2
          Microsoft PowerPoint            8.0 (4927)     8.0 (5508)
          PP Translator 8-4               8.0 or 8.02    8.04
  4. Click Continue to the message that tells you the update was successful.
  5. In the Microsoft Office First Run dialog box, click Install.

    The following 3 files will be updated in your Extensions folder.
          File                           Old Version     New Version
          ----------------------------------------------------------
    
          Microsoft Component Library    2.22            2.24
          Microsoft OLE Library          2.22            2.24
          Microsoft Structured Storage   2.22            2.24
     

    NOTE: At this step, it may appear that 60 files are being updated. The first run installation process will copy over any of the 60 files that are displayed in the dialog box. However, only the 3 files that are listed are updated.

    For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    179217 OFF98: Using First Run Installation to Troubleshoot Mac Office
  6. Click Quit to the message that tells you the installation was successful.
  7. The files that were updated by the Microsoft Office 98 Updater are now in the Trash. To delete these files, click Empty Trash on the Special menu.
NOTE: The Updater creates a file called "MS Office 98 Updater Log", without quotation marks, on the root of your System hard disk drive. This file can be opened in any text editor and will list the items that were updated on your hard disk drive.

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Article ID: 189496 - Last Review: October 9, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
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