Save Word Documents in Different Versions – Install Missing Components in MS-Word

If you are a person who regularly keeps on changing between work stations that have Word 97, 2003 ,2007 or higher versions installed, you might want to save your documents in these formats. Let us see how you can enable Word to provide you with this feature, in case it’s not already installed.

To make Microsoft Word to install missing components, Open Control Panel To install or remove any file from the Windows program, you need to access the “Add and Remove” utility in the Windows Control Panel by clicking "Start > Control Panel" and click on "Add or Remove Programs".

To Change the configuration locate Microsoft Office in the program list displayed in "Add or Remove Programs". You can install Microsoft Word as a part of Microsoft Office or as an individual program. Depending on the manner in which you have installed Word, the item that you need to locate in the program list will vary. In this case, we are using Microsoft Word that has been installed as part of the Microsoft Office package.

  • Click on "Microsoft Office Professional Edition". This can vary with the version of Office installed on your machine.
  • Now, click on "Change". This will display Microsoft Office’s Standard Configuration Wizard.
  • Select the "Add or Remove Features" radio button.
  • Click on "Next". This will display the "Custom Setup" screen.
  • If you want to install the converter only for Word, clear all the check boxes except for Word
  • To access the advanced customization options, select the "Choose advanced customization of applications" check box.
  • Click on  "Next".
  • On the "Advanced Customization" screen that appears, click on the "+" sign next to the "Office Shared Features" group to expand it.
  • Now, expand the "Converters and Filters" group.
  • Expand the "Text Converters" group.
  • Click on the down arrow next to "Word 97-2003 & 6.0/95 RTF Converter".
  • Next, from the drop-down menu that appears, click on "Run from My Computer"
  • Repeat the procedure for all the converters that you want.
  • Click on "Update" and follow the onscreen instructions .
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July 10, 2010 by: Prasanth Chandra

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