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    Restore Default Settings

    I'm running into a lot of external link errors on two seperate workstations, but duplicating the same steps runs into link errors on one station, not both.

    I'm concerned that the users have changed various settings personally within their Excel 2007, but I don't know enough about the new version to know where to look and what to change back (if indeed this is the root of the problem).

    Is it possible to set the entire application back to the original defaults?

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    24th January 2003

    Re: Restoring 2007 Defaults

    Automatically repair Office programs

    Caution Choosing the Discard my customized settings and restore default settings option will set the following back to the state they appeared in when you first installed Office:

    The Assistant character selection
    Most-recently-used entries on the File menu will be removed
    The size of the application window for all applications
    Menu and toolbar position and any customizations
    The security level for each application
    View settings within the application, such as the Calendar view in Outlook
    Your User Name and Initials will also need to be re-entered when you restart your Office applications.

    On the Help menu, click Detect and Repair.

    To restore the program shortcuts to the Windows Start menu, make sure the Restore my shortcuts while repairing check box is selected.

    Click Start.


    This procedure detects and repairs problems such as missing files and registry settings associated with all installed Microsoft Office programs. It will not repair personal files, such as spreadsheets or documents.
    If the Detect and Repair command does not fix the problem, you might need to reinstall Microsoft Office.

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