Installing Photoshop 5.0 and Office 98

Installing Photoshop 5.0 and Office 98

Kevin Browne, of Microsoft, offers the following installation advice for using Office 98 and Photoshop together (it is consistent with advice previously posted here at MacFixIt):

If neither application is installed:

  1. Install Photoshop 5.0
  2. Move the OLE Automation 2.06 library from the System Folder to the Photoshop program folder
  3. Install Office 98 and run an app to execute the First Run Install

If Office 98 already installed:

  1. Remove OLE Automation and OLE Library files from System Folder:Extensions
  2. Install Photoshop
  3. Move the OLE Automation 2.06 library from the System Folder to the Photoshop program folder
  4. Run Word 98 to restore the proper OLE versions using First Run Install

Notes:

Microsoft and Adobe are investigating the claim that the Photoshop installer may overwrite a newer version of the Automation file (as previously mentioned here). They have been unable to duplicate this so far.

Office 98 shared library files that were newly released with Office 98 or not potentially used by other applications will be either in the MS Libraries Folder subfolder of the Extensions folder or in the Office 98 folder. The remaining files (including the Automation file discussed here) will be in the root level of the Extensions folder, so as to remain accessible to the other applications that may use them.

 

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