How to use command-line switches in Office Click-to-Run for Office 2010

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Because Office Click-to-Run for Microsoft Office 2010 runs in a virtualized application space, the method for using command–line switches such as /Safe is slightly different.

Scenario 1
  • You have Office 2010 installed by using another method other than Office Click-to-Run.
  • You want to start Microsoft Word 2010 by using the /a command-line switch. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run
  2. Click Browse.  
  3. Locate the folder where Office 2010 is installed, click the Winword.exe file, and then click Open. The path of the Winword.exe file appears enclosed in quotation marks in the Open box. 

    Note
     The path Of Winword.exe is enclosed in quotation marks.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
  4. In the Open box, reposition the cursor to the right side of the closing quotation mark at the end of the path statement.
  5. Press SPACEBAR, type the switch that you want to use, and then press ENTER. 

For example, type the following command together with the quotation marks in the Open box, and then press ENTER: 

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Winword.exe" /a 

Note This command starts Microsoft Word and does not load any add-ins or global templates.

Scenario 2
  • You have installed Office 2010 by using Office Click-to-Run.
  • You want to start Microsoft Word 2010 by using the /a command-line switch. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Find the Microsoft Word 2010 icon on your Windows Start menu.
  2. Right-click the Word icon, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Target box, the extended command-line switch should already be highlighted. Press CTRL+C to copy this command to the Clipboard.
  4. Click the Close button to close the Properties dialog box.
  5. Click Start, and then click Run.
  6. In the Open box, right-click, and then select the Paste command to paste the extended command line into the Open box.
  7. In the Open box, reposition the cursor to the right side of the closing quotation mark at the end of the path statement.
  8. Press SPACEBAR, type the switch that you want to use, and then press ENTER. 

For example, type the following command together with the quotation marks in the Open box, and then press ENTER: 

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" "Microsoft Word 2010 9014006204090000" " " /a

Note This command starts Microsoft Word and does not load any add-ins or global templates. 

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More Information on Click-to-Run


Introduction to Office Click-to-Run
Office Click-to-Run is a new way for broadband customers to obtain Microsoft Office and to update Office 2010. Office Click-to-Run uses the virtualization and streaming technologies of Microsoft. 

Office Click-to-Run Technology
Office Click-to-Run products use streaming technology that is similar to watching a video on the web. When you watch a video on the web, you can watch the first part of the video before the whole file is downloaded. Similarly, you can start using Office 2010 before the whole suite or product is downloaded when you use Office Click-to-Run. Therefore, the rest of Office 2010 is being downloaded in the background quietly while you use one part of Office 2010. 

Office Click-to-Run products also use Microsoft virtualization technology that stores Office 2010 in virtualized application space. This virtual space separates Office 2010 from the regular file system and from the other applications on your computer. This separation lets Office 2010 coexist together with any existing version of Office that is already installed on your computer. There are also other benefits to Office Click-to-Run. For more information, visit the following Microsoft blog website:

http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2009/11/06/click-to-run-delivering-office-in-the-21st-century.aspx

Office Click-to-Run products 
To download Office Click-to-Run for Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 and for Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, download the installation files from Microsoft directly.

Note The Office Click-to-Run technology is also used in Microsoft Office Starter 2010.

MORE INFORMATION

If Office Click-to-Run does not meet your needs, you can uninstall it, and obtain the MSI-based Office product. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Uninstall the Office Click-to-Run version of Office 2010 by using Control Panel.
  2. Visit the site where you purchased Office 2010, and sign in by using your Live ID.
  3. Then, click My Account at the top of the home page to access your Office 2010 downloads.
  4. Click Download for the suite you purchased, and then click Advanced Options under Download Now.
  5. A version of Office 2010 is listed that is not an Office Click-to-Run product and that does not require the Q: drive to be available.

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Article ID: 982432 - Last Review: August 26, 2011 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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