What happened to Detect and Repair?

The Detect and Repair feature that was included with Microsoft Office 2003 has been replaced in the 2007 Microsoft Office system with Microsoft Office Diagnostics. This new tool provides more comprehensive testing and repair capabilities.

Run Microsoft Office Diagnostics

Which program are you using?


Access

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Access Options.
  2. Click Resources.
  3. Click Diagnose, click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Excel Options.
  2. Click Resources.
  3. Click Diagnose, click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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InfoPath

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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OneNote

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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Outlook

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click PowerPoint Options.
  2. Click Resources.
  3. Click Diagnose, click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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Project

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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Publisher

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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SharePoint Designer

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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Visio

  1. On the Help menu, click Office Diagnostics.
  2. Click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Resources.
  3. Click Diagnose, click Continue, and then click Start Diagnostics.

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How do I run Office Diagnostics if I can't run an Office program?

If necessary, you can run Office Diagnostics from the Start menu.

  • In Microsoft Windows, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Diagnostics.

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Applies to:
InfoPath 2007, OneNote 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Project 2007, Publisher 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Visio 2007