Downloading clips, templates, and training with the ActiveX control

ShowWhy should I download the Microsoft Office Template and Media Control?

The Clip Art and Media, Templates, and Training Web sites on Microsoft Office Online use the Microsoft Office Template and Media Control, which is an ActiveX® control that downloads and opens selected media clips, templates, and training practice files automatically, in the correct file format and location.

If you do not download the ActiveX control, you will not be able to automatically download clip art and media or templates on Office Online, and you will not be able to do practice sessions in the online training courses on Office Online.

ShowRequirements for downloading and using the Microsoft Office Template and Media Control.

If you do not meet the following requirements, you will be offered instructions on how to download the template or clip art manually.

Note    To download the ActiveX® control, you must have administrative rights on the computer that you are using. If you're not sure whether you have administrative rights on your computer, contact your system administrator.

To download the ActiveX control to download media clips, templates, and training practice files:

  • You must be running Microsoft Windows® 2000 (Service Pack 3) or any later version of Microsoft Windows.

Note    Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME do not support the ActiveX control.

  • You need Windows® Internet Explorer® version 5.01 or later.
  • The Internet zone security levels on your computer must be set to Medium, or if your Internet zone security levels are set to High, the Microsoft Office Online Web site must be listed on your computer as a trusted site.

Adding a Web site as a trusted site can have security implications. For more information, you can read about URL Security Zones.

To add the Microsoft Office Online Web site to your list of trusted sites:

  1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer®, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Trusted Sites icon, and then click Sites.
  3. Clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
  4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type http://office.microsoft.com, and then click Add.
  5. Click OK twice.

ShowIf you are having problems using the ActiveX control for downloads.

  • If you came to the Clip Art and Media, Templates, or Training Web site from an address other than http://office.microsoft.com, you may have trouble using the ActiveX® control. Go back and access the Web site through http://office.microsoft.com, and try using the control again.
  • If you are running Microsoft Windows® XP with Service Pack 2, it is possible to disable or enable ActiveX controls by using the Manage Add-ins command on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer®.

The Microsoft Office Template and Media Control may have been disabled. If so, you cannot automatically download clip art and media or templates on Office Online, or do practice sessions in online training courses on Office Online. To enable the control:

  1. In Internet Explorer®, on the Tools menu, click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Microsoft Office Template and Media Control in the list of controls.

If you do not see that control listed, click the arrow on the Show box at the top of the Manage Add-ons dialog box, and then select Add-ons that have been used by Internet Explorer®. Then select Microsoft Office Template and Media Control in the list of controls.

  1. Under Settings, click Enable. You may see a message saying that you need to restart Internet Explorer® for the change to take effect. Click OK, and then click OK again.