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For a Microsoft Office XP version of this article, see 290122
For a Microsoft Office 97 version of this article, see 156447
When you run the Setup program for Microsoft Office 2000, the Office Shortcut Bar (OSB) may not be installed. This behavior is different from earlier versions of Office.
In addition, when you close the Office Shortcut Bar, it prompts you whether to start it automatically when you start Microsoft Windows.
The following tables list the installation types for Office and whether the Setup program installs the Office Shortcut Bar when you select a particular installation type.
Setup Type ---------------------------- Install Now Yes(1) Upgrade Now Yes(2) Custom Yes(3) Run from Network No(4) Run from CD No(4)
Notes:(1) An icon is installed in the Microsoft Office Tools subfolder in the Programs folder of the Start menu, however when clicked it will install the OSB on first use.
(2) Only if it is installed under the version of Office you are upgrading from.
(3) If you click Microsoft Office and click "Run all from My Computer", "Run all from the Network", "Run all from the CD", or specifically choose the OSB from the Office Tools list of components.
(4) The Office Shortcut Bar is not started automatically, however a shortcut to the Office Shortcut Bar is installed in the Microsoft Office Tools subfolder of the Programs folder on Start menu.
Starting the Office Shortcut BarIf you start the Office Shortcut Bar from the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar shortcut in the Office Tools folder, the following message appears
and you can click Yes or No. If you click Yes, the Autostart registry value is set to 1 (one) in the following key:
Would you like to configure the Office Shortcut Bar to start automatically whenever Windows is started?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Shortcut BarThe next time you start Windows, the Office Shortcut Bar is automatically started.
NOTE: A shortcut to the Microsoft Office (Osa9.exe) program must be in your StartUp folder in order for the Office Shortcut Bar to run at startup. The Osa9.exe program contains a -l (lowercase letter L) switch that starts the Office Shortcut Bar.
If you click No, the Office Shortcut Bar starts, but the Autostart registry value is set to 0 (zero) and the OSB does not automatically start the next time you start Windows.
Exiting the Office Shortcut Bar
With the Office Shortcut Bar running, if you right-click the Office Shortcut Bar title bar, and then click Exit on the shortcut menu, the following message appears:
You can then click Yes or No.
You are closing the Office Shortcut Bar. The Office Shortcut Bar will start again automatically when you start Windows. Do you want the Office Shortcut Bar to start automatically when you start Windows?
If you click Yes, the Office Shortcut Bar continues to appear every time you restart your computer.
If you click No, the next time you restart your computer, the Office Shortcut Bar is not started because it has reset the Autostart registry value (see above) to 0 (zero).
NOTE: If you run the Office Setup program in Maintenance Mode, the Setup program indicates that the Office Shortcut Bar is installed.
Article ID: 203078 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.4