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)
(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
Starting the Office Shortcut Bar
If you start the Office Shortcut Bar from the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar shortcut in the Office Tools folder, the following message appears
Would you like to configure the Office Shortcut Bar to startautomatically whenever Windows is started?
and you can click Yes
. If you click Yes
, the Autostart
registry value is set to 1 (one) in the following key:
The 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 are closing the Office Shortcut Bar. The Office Shortcut Bar willstart again automatically when you start Windows. Do you want the OfficeShortcut Bar to start automatically when you start Windows?
You can then click Yes
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.