Typical installation does not install all the clip art in Publisher 2000

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For a Microsoft Publisher 98 version of this article, see 187761.
When you attempt to insert a clip from Microsoft Clip Gallery, included with Microsoft Publisher, if you do not have the Publisher compact disc in the CD-ROM drive, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
The file filename is stored on a disk called 'Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 2' Please insert the disk.
where filename is the file name used for the clip art. The specific compact disc requested may be listed differently, depending on whether or not Microsoft Publisher was installed standalone.
The clip you are attempting to insert into your publication is located on the Publisher compact disc, and it is not currently in the CD-ROM drive.
Insert the Publisher compact disc into the CD-ROM drive, wait 5 seconds for the computer to identify it, and click Retry. If you no longer have the option to Retry, click to select the clip, and click the insert icon. The clip should then appear in your publication.

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When you install Publisher, if you select the Typical installation option, the Setup program installs only the clip art used by the wizards. The rest of the clip art is represented by indexes and thumbnails contained in media catalog (MMC) files.

A Typical Publisher installation leaves the clip art files on the compact disc because they take up a lot of space on the hard disk. If you copy all the clip art files to your hard disk, it may take an additional 270 megabytes (MB) or more of hard disk space.
NOTE: Because there are several versions of Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, please consult your product documentation to complete these steps.

To work around this problem, it is possible to install all the clip art to the hard disk. Make sure that you have at least 270 MB of available space on your C drive.

To install all of the Publisher clip art from the compact disc, follow these steps:
  1. With the Publisher compact disc in the CD-ROM drive. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Publisher 2000 from the list of installed programs, and click Add/Remove.
  4. Click Add or Remove Features from the Microsoft Publisher Maintenance Mode window that appears. This will bring you to an Update Features window where you can add or remove components from Publisher.
  5. Open the Office Tools, Clip Gallery, Clip Files item.
  6. Click the computer icon for Clip Files, and click Run from My Computer.
  7. Click Update Now.
The Installer will then copy the clip art files to your system.

Clip Gallery will now have access to all of the Publisher clip art without needing to access the CD-ROM.
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Article ID: 212542 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 18:04:00 - Revision: 2.0

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