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Microsoft Office allowing access to multiple users

by spencerh / January 15, 2006 3:52 AM PST

I just recently installed MS Office Student Teacher on my computer.
There are four users set up on my computer, one for each member of my family.

Everyone has access to MS Outlook and Powerpoint.

However, it appears that only under my user name that I have access to MS Word & Excel.

How do I get the rest of my family access under their user accounts.

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Re: access to MS Office
by Kees Bakker / January 15, 2006 6:09 AM PST

1. I assume the EULA allows multiple users for all parts of this (what?) version of Office. It doesn't make sense if this were limited.

2. What do you mean with "have access to"? What happens if they try to make a shortcut to Winword.exe or Excel.exe (or whatever these programs are called in your version of Office) on their desktop or in their Start>Programs? Can't they see the program in Explorer, can't they make a shortcut, does running the shortcut give an error message? Or does it work as expected? Please tell, and quote any error message you get. Also tell your OS.


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User access con'td
by spencerh / January 15, 2006 6:20 AM PST

I am running Windowx XP Home Edition, and have loaded the 2003 MS Office Student Teacher Edition.

I can have access to all programs.

When we switch users to my wife's for example, from the start - Programs menu we can only see MS Outlook and MS Powerpoint and not the other two programs.

Hope this info helps.

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Missing shortcut? If so..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2006 6:54 AM PST
In reply to: User access con'td

Here's a simple test.

Press Start, Run and put in ... WINWORD Press OK or enter and tell what happens.

If Word appears, then you only need shortcuts.


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Reply to mssing shortcut
by spencerh / January 15, 2006 7:48 AM PST

Bob, okay that worked.

I typed in winword, and it opened up MS Word. do I add a shortcut?

What is the code for Excel?

Thanks for your help.

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How to add a shortcut.
by Kees Bakker / January 15, 2006 4:29 PM PST

Right click on an empty part of the desktop. Choose new. Choose shortcut. Browse to Winword.exe. Give a nice description. OK. Same for excel.
If you don't know where the programs are, have a look at the properties (right click>properties) of your own shortcut.

Now it's on the desktop and you can just doubleclick it to run the program. Somebody else might give a lesson on moving or copying it to Start>Programs or making a new shortcut there (also).

You might find it helpful to choose Start>Help and Support and search for shortcut. One of the items is putting a shortcut on the desktop. Another is putting a shortcut in a folder (loke your Start>Programs folder).

Hope this helps.


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It Worked!!!
by spencerh / January 16, 2006 9:22 AM PST
In reply to: How to add a shortcut.

Kees, many thanks for all your help provided in solving this issue.

You are a good person!!


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You're welcome.
by Kees Bakker / January 16, 2006 5:15 PM PST
In reply to: It Worked!!!

You should thank Bob also for his very clear, short and effective help.


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(NT) Thanks Bob!
by spencerh / January 17, 2006 8:54 AM PST

Bob, just a quick note to say thanks for you help in solving my dilema.

This is a great site, and it is because of people like you. Appreciate your words of wisdom.


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You're welcome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: (NT) Thanks Bob!

BTW I knew you knew it was a team effort...

Glad it worked out.


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