Microsoft Office Setup: Type of Installation

Microsoft Office Setup

Microsoft Office Setup: Type of Installation

Typical Install

This option installs all of the files most commonly used to run the Microsoft Office 2003 programs. Also included are Office tools, such as the spelling checker and the grammar and thesaurus proofing tools.

If you are installing the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack, selecting Typical Install installs Office 2003 MUI Pack with the same components installed by Office. If you are installing Office 2003 Proofing Tools, selecting Install Now installs Microsoft Office Proofing Tools with the default settings, including the most commonly used components.

To view or install items that are not installed automatically, click Custom Install. A list of programs and features will appear on the screen. In the list, you will see items that are already selected; those items are installed automatically when you choose the Typical Install option.


If a previous version of Microsoft Office is installed, this option installs the new version of the product based on your current configuration. Setup will remove the previous version. If you wish to keep the previous version rather than remove it, choose Custom Install, which lets you specify the applications you want to keep. If there isn't a previous version of Microsoft Office installed, Upgrade is not an available option.

Other Install Types

Complete Install    A complete installation installs all Microsoft Office products and tools.

Minimal Install    A minimal installation installs only the minimal required components. The majority of other features will be installed when they are first used. This option is not available if you are installing the Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack or Office 2003 Proofing Tools.

Custom    A custom installation lets you select from a list of all available Office features and components, choose how you want them installed, and decide whether you want to keep your previous versions of Office programs.

Proofing Tools Only    Available only if you are installing Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack. This option installs only the proofing tools and other editing tools in Office 2003 MUI Pack.

Install to

The installation path shows where Microsoft Office will be installed. If you would like to install the programs in a different location, type the location or click Browse and then select the location you want.

Keep previous versions of Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack

Available if you are upgrading from a previous version of Office 2003 MUI Pack (formerly known as MultiLanguage Pack). This option allows you to keep your previous version instead of removing it.

Note  To use Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003, you must have Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later installed on your computer. If you do not already have Internet Explorer 6.0, you can download it from the Microsoft Internet Explorer home page.