Using Customization Tool in Microsoft® Office® 2007
Get to know more about using customization tools in Microsoft Office 2007
The user could make use of the Office Customization tool or OCT to customize an installation of the Microsoft Office 2007 system. The OCT is element of the Setup program and is the suggested tool that is used for most customizations. The user could run the OCT by typing setup.exe /admin on the command line. The OCT is obtainable only with volume licensed versions of the Office 2007 system. Office Standard 2007, Office Small Business 2007, Office Professional Plus 2007, and Office Enterprise 2007 are obtainable to purchase through volume licensing. As you run the OCT, you opt to generate a new Setup customization file or to open an existing .msp file. If you are generating a new file, the OCT exhibits a list of the products that are obtainable on the network installation point. You must pick a single product that you need to customize.
Here are the features of Customization tool in Office 200. They are:
- Modify user settings
- Set feature installation states
- Add, remove or modify files
Modify user settings
With the help of this users can modify most of the settings after installing the Office. If you need to impose user settings, use Group Policy. The user could make use of the OCT to offer default user settings for the Office applications such as Microsoft Office Access 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Printing Assistant Microsoft Office Excel 2007, and Microsoft Office Groove 2007.
Set feature installation states
The user could set or modify the installation state of any feature. In order to change the installation state of a feature, you need to click the feature and choose the installation state. Some parent features comprises of multiple child features. Then you have to click the plus sign to the left of the parent feature for expanding in order to view child features. As soon as you alter the installation state, the name of the feature along with the names of its entire child features is displayed in bold font, representing that Setup could be relevant to these modifications to the installation. To get rid of a change, choose the feature and pick the Reset option or hit Reset Branch.
Then user could add files to users' computers as Office is installed. In order to make a list of files to put in to the user's system at the time of installation and then hit add. Then you need to select the file you need to insert to the list, and add again. To alter the destination path of a file, choose the file in the Add custom files list and hit remove. Then use SHIFT and CTRL keys to choose multiple files at one time.