Can I remove Office components...?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by doowrehs, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. doowrehs macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    Just a quick question I'd be grateful for any help with: Is is possible for me to safely delete the contents of my Microsoft Office folder apart from Word (which is the only app from the suite that I use)? For that matter, would it be possible, just to delete the whole folder and move Word into my applications folder? I only ask because I'd like to have as much free HDD space as possible, but I'm unsure if there are 'under-the-hood' components contained in that folder which are necessary for Word to run.

    Advice much appreciated!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No, you need more than just the "Word" application. There are libraries and other such files that it needs in order to run.
     
  3. doowrehs thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You might be able to remove Office entirely and reinstall it from the disc, choosing "Custom" install and selecting only Word. I'm not positive about this, but I think you can do it.
     

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