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Workflows I: Basics you should know

PowerPoint file open with the Edit this task button on the Message Bar

This button may be missing.

As you’ve seen, the Edit this task button is great to use to complete a workflow task. However, if the people in your workflow don’t see this button in Word 2007, Excel 2007, or PowerPoint 2007, then they might have turned off the Message Bar. They can always turn the Message Bar back on by using the View tab.

However, if the button is still not available, they can complete the task on the SharePoint site itself, using their Web browser. Details on how to do that are in the Quick Reference Card at the end of this course.

Why wouldn’t the Edit this task button be available? Because it is only available when someone has purchased one of the following suites:

  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

It is also in the stand-alone versions of Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. However, it is not available in other Office suites such as Microsoft Office Standard 2007.

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