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February 1999
 Vol. 16, No. 2



A Technology Newsletter for Extension Specialists

 

 

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Freelance to PowerPoint - Update
by Kristie Sapp

The procedures from the last Inner Circuits Newsletter assumed the Freelance converters were installed. This is not the case for most of the new Dell computers. I assure you that those instructions will work AFTER the correct converters are installed. The typical install was used to add PowerPoint to the Dell machines that went out in May/June. The typical install did not include the Freelance converters. In order for the directions from the article in the January, 1999, Inner Circuits to work, the converters will need to be added.

Extension Technology and Computer Services will be sending each county office a new Microsoft Office 97 CD about the first of March. The CD will state on it "For use on Extension Dell Computers". This will be the required CD to make any additions/deletions to the Office 97 Professional Edition Suite of programs that came installed on the Dell machines. DO NOT use any other Office 97 CD. This could result in major complications with your Office 97 on that computer.

To add the converters, do the following:

  1. Close all applications that are currently running on your machine. This includes Outlook.
  2. Locate the Microsoft Office 97 Dell Install CD and place it in the CD player. An install window will open when the PC recognizes the CD. Left click on the X to close this window.
  3. Left Click on Start, Left Click on Settings, Left Click on Control Panel.
  4. Double Left Click on the Add/Remove Software Icon.
  5. Scroll down the list of Programs and Left Click on the Microsoft Office 97, Professional Edition.
  6. Left Click on the Add/Remove button.
  7. A screen will appear asking you to insert the CD. Left Click on OK. The CD should already be in the CD Player. The install will go and check your hard drive for previously installed components.
  8. Left Click on this Add/Remove button. The next screen that appears is a very critical one. Be careful where you click.
  9. Left Click on the words "Microsoft PowerPoint". DO NOT click on any of the check boxes as this could cause other components to be installed or removed.
  10. Left Click on the Change Options button.
  11. In the next window there will be more check boxes. Again, DO NOT click on any of the check boxes, as this could cause other components to be installed or removed.
  12. Left Click IN THE BOX beside Presentation Translators. This will put a check mark in the box.
  13. Left Click on OK.
  14. Left Click on Continue.
  15. Close any windows that are still open.
  16. The Translators should now be installed and the instructions from the article in the January, 1999, Inner Circuits can be used.
 

 

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