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This article contains a copy of the information that is in the Remove Office Read Me file that is included with Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition.
Microsoft Remove Office Read MeMarch 2004
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System requirementsTo run Remove Office, you must have Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later installed on your computer.
Installing and starting Remove OfficeImportant Remove Office removes files installed by Microsoft Office 98, Office 2001, Office X, Office v. X Test Drive, Office 2004, and Office 2004 Test Drive, including Microsoft shared libraries, such as Microsoft OLE, that might be required by other programs. If a program does not start after you use Remove Office, try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.
To install and start Remove Office
Moving files to a Rescued Office folder
Remove Office can rescue files that you created in Office programs — such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint documents and templates — by moving them to a Rescued Items folder that it creates on your desktop. However, if your Microsoft Office folders contain other types of documents that you want to save, you should move them elsewhere before starting Remove Office. If you forget to do this, you can find the files in the Trash.
Running the Remove Office application more than once
If Office v. X was installed by a user without administrator privileges, and later another user with administrator privileges runs the Remove Office application from the Microsoft Office 2004 folder to remove Office v. X, the following message appears:
You do not have permission to remove Office. Log in to the same Mac OS User account that you used to install Office and then try again.
And then the Remove Office application displays the message, "Remove Office has successfully removed the Office components you specified," which is not true. To remove Office v. X, you must delete the Microsoft Office X folder from your hard disk, or log on as a user without administrator privileges and then run the Remove Office application.