How to install or repair and reinstall Office 2003 programs and features

For a Microsoft Office 2000 version of this article, see
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This article describes how to install or how to repair and reinstall individual programs and features in Microsoft Office 2003.

The information that is contained in this article is also available in Microsoft Office Help. For instructions about how to view this information in Help, see the "References" section.

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Use the information in this section to install or to repair and reinstall individual features in Office 2003.

How to Install Individual Features in Office 2003

Generally, when you first try to use a feature that is not installed, Office 2003 installs the feature automatically. For example, if you point to Get External Data on the Data menu in Microsoft Office Excel 2003, and then you click Run Database Query, Microsoft Query is installed automatically.

If the feature that you want is not installed automatically in Office 2003, follow these steps:
  1. Quit all programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click
    Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs, click
    Microsoft Office 2003, and then click
  4. In the Microsoft Office 2003 Setup dialog box, click Add or Remove Features, and then click
  5. Click to select the check boxes of the components that you want to install.
  6. Click to select the Choose advance customization of applications check box, and then click
  7. Expand the product that you want to customize, click the icon to the left of the feature name, and then click the installation state that you want. For example, if you want to remove a feature, set it to
    Not Available. To install a feature immediately, click
    Run from My Computer, or click Installed on First Use if you want to install the feature when it is requested for the first time.
  8. When you finish changing the installation states, click

How to Repair or Reinstall Office Programs

This procedure detects and repairs problems that are associated with installed Microsoft Office programs, such as registry settings and missing installation files. This procedure does not repair personal files, such as worksheets or templates.

The following two methods describe two ways that you can use the Detect and Repair tool to detect and repair problems with installed programs.

Method 1: Run Detect and Repair on the Help Menu

  1. On the Help menu in any Office program, click Detect and Repair.
  2. Click Start.
Note To restore program shortcuts to the Start menu, verify that the Restore my shortcuts while repairing check box is selected.

Method 2: Run the Detect and Repair Tool from Add or Remove Programs

  1. Click Start, and then click
    Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs, click
    Microsoft Office 2003, and then click
  3. In the Microsoft Office 2003 Setup dialog box, click Reinstall or Repair, and then click
  4. Click either Reinstall Office or
    Detect and Repair errors in my Office installation, and then click Install.
Note If you choose to detect and repair problems in your Microsoft Office installation, click to select the Restore my Start Menu Shortcuts check box to rebuild your Microsoft Office shortcuts


For more information about how to install or remove individual features of Microsoft Office, click Microsoft product name Help on the Help menu, type Install or remove individual components in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

Article ID: 821593 - Last Review: Sep 22, 2009 - Revision: 1