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Microsoft Office Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Microsoft Office and wondering how to fix it?”    - Paul R., United Kingdom

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the Windows proprietary, commercial suite of office products. These products command a large share of the word processing and office software market, partially because all Windows operating systems ship with at least a trial version of Microsoft Office.

The Microsoft Office suite includes the Microsoft Word word processing software, with which users can create everything from short letters to full-length books. With so many word processing items created using Microsoft’s DOC format, many other word processing programs also offer the option of saving in this format to increase compatibility.

Other popular parts of the Microsoft Office suite include the spreadsheet program, Excel, and the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. Though these three remain the core of the Microsoft Office suite, other features have become standard additions: Microsoft OneNote, a popular note taking software; Access, a database manager; Project, for project management; and Publisher, Microsoft’s desktop publishing software.

These and other programs, including Outlook, Microsoft’s personal information and email manager, make up the bulk of the various Microsoft Office suites, which include student, professional, home and business versions.

What Problems are Associated with Microsoft Office?

One of the primary complaints about Microsoft Office over the years is that Windows takes unfair advantage of both consumers and other businesses by shipping the Microsoft Office suite with its operating system. All Windows computers come with at least a trial version of the Microsoft Office suite, and many new computer users are unaware there are other options.

Some Microsoft Office trial version users have complained of an inability to access their work, even using a different program, once the trial is over unless they pay the licensing fee.

Security holes and vulnerabilities have been an ongoing problem with Microsoft Office, though updates and fixes are provided by Microsoft to fix these vulnerabilities.

Software compatibility between Microsoft Office programs and other programs is sometimes an issue, though because of its dominance in the market other software makers often strive to make their products compatible with Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Office will likely continue to innovate, streamline their product while offering more options and be the dominant office suite in use for a long time due to their marketing practices and software offerings.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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