How to Custom Install/Uninstall Individual Office 2016/2019/365 Apps

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The traditional MSI (Microsoft Installer) based installation allowed you to install or uninstall individual office products (e.g., Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). But the Office click-to-run (CTR) installations don’t allow installation choices. Click-to-Run is the technology used to install Microsoft 365, and most versions of Office 2013 and newer.

You won’t see the custom install screen in the Office CTR setup. All the bundled apps in the Office Setup package/SKU are installed automatically. Each app shown in the setup screen will be installed.

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The CTR setup.exe is a small installer stub that downloads the entire setup files from the Microsoft Office Content Delivery Network (CDN). MSI-based setup packages are usually provided in a DVD or USB flash drive.

Many users wonder how to install or uninstall selected app(s) (e.g., Word and Outlook) while excluding all other products in the suite during CTR installation. So, let’s see how to do custom installation/uninstallation of Office applications in this article.Read more

How to Open Excel Hyperlinks (to Folders) Without Showing the Navigation Pane in Explorer

When you click on a hyperlink in Excel that points to a folder location, it always opens the folder with navigation pane enabled, even if the user has disabled the navigation pane. This is because Excel invokes the "explore" verb instead of “open”, when launching a hyperlink to a folder. To prevent the navigation pane from being shown when clicking a hyperlink in Excel, use the steps:Read more

Office File Types .docx, .pptx, .xlsx Downloading as .zip

When you try downloading one of the Microsoft Office file types such as .docx, .pptx, .xlsx, the file may download as a .zip (Compressed Folder) file. This happens if the Office document MIME types are not registered in the web server you’re downloading the file from. There is nothing much … Read more

How to Fix Outlook Hyperlink Restrictions Error

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When you click a hyperlink in Microsoft Outlook or other Office applications, you may receive one of the following errors, depending upon the version of Office installed. Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action for you. For more info, please contact your help desk. This operation has … Read more