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Product: Office 2003 Beta 2
Company: Microsoft
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Review By: Lin Jiaqi


Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Word 2003
Excel & PowerPoint 2003
4: Outlook & Access 2003
5: FrontPage 2003
6: SharePoint Portal Server Version 2
7: InfoPath, OneNote & Publisher 2003

Office 2003 is the successor to Microsoft Office XP. Office 2003 makes is easier for people to produce results and collaborate through innovations such as Information Rights Management, Extensible Markup Language (XML) and integration with SharePoint services. The software has slowly evolved from a suite of personal productivity products to a comprehensive and integrated business solution. Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, the Microsoft Office System includes servers, services, and desktop programs designed to work together to help address a broad array of business problems.

Installation & Setup

The Microsoft Setup User Information window will load first. Users will be required to enter their name, initials, organizations and a 25-character product key. The End-User License Agreement will load next. After accepting the EULA, users will be able to choose the type of installation. The installation options available are

  • Complete

  • Custom

  •  Minimum


Choosing Complete will install all files, including components which may not be used in the day-to-day use of Microsoft Project by the majority of users. Custom enables users to install components of Microsoft Project that are not normally installed. Minimum installs the minimum number of files needed.

Like all new Microsoft products, Office System 2003 needs to be activated. The Microsoft Activation Wizard will aid users in activating Office 2003. The installation is without doubt easy and manageable. As long as the user has prior experience in installing any Microsoft product, Office’s installation will be a breeze. Microsoft’s ability to include a consistent interface in the installation of all its products is simply amazing.

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