Removing Office 2004?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joseph_68, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. joseph_68 macrumors member

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    I installed MS Office 2004 on my brand new MacBook and accidentally switched my first and last name in the fields. Now all of the programs reverse my name. This is especially a problem in Entourage. I tried using the uninstaller and then reinstalled with the correct order. Although my name shows up properly in the Office apps. when they launch, Entourage STILL reverses everything by default.

    Can anyone tell me how to completely remove Office 2004 and ALL the preferences, so I can do a "virgin" install and get it right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The following preference files are not removed by the uninstaller:


    • com.microsoft.Excel.plist
    • com.microsoft.OfficeNotifications.plist
    • com.microsoft.Entourage.plist
    • com.microsoft.Word.plist
    • com.microsoft.PowerPoint.plist


    They can be found in your Home Library's Preference folder. In addition, you may want to trash a folder named simply Microsoft from that same folder. :)
     
  3. joseph_68 thread starter macrumors member

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    mad jew, thank you!!! I can't wait to delete those blasted preferences that have been causing me all that grief! Happy Holidays :)
     
  4. williamh macrumors regular

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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    No worries joseph_68. Be sure to post back if it doesn't work. Happy holidays. :)
     
  6. donander macrumors newbie

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