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Uninstalling Arabic options in Word 2000

Q: Uninstalling Arabic options in Word 2000

I have a user working on Word 2000 in Windows 98SE.

Her Word seems to have arabic options installed. These screw up her bullets and other symbols, as well as her dictionary and auto-correction. I don't know how the arabic stuff got there and she doesn't need them.

I haven't found any way to uninstall this option. I've looked in the menus and I've tried unistalling and reinstalling Word (but not Office), but it didn't work.

Does anyone have an idea for how I can get rid of this without reinstalling Office completely?

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A: Uninstalling Arabic options in Word 2000

Hi, Albator99. Have you tried Start > Programs > Microsoft Office Tools > Language Settings?
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Following are the specifications for the eMachines® EL1210 desktop series.

eMachines EL1210-09 Desktop PC Athlon LE-1620(2.4GHz) 2GB DDR2 160GB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Windows Vista Home Premium

Socket AM2 Energy Efficient / 65nm SOI _ LE-1620 _ 2.4GHz _ 1MB _ 45W

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AMD Athlon processor
AMD Sempron? processorClick to expand...

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Have you tried another video card?
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no love?

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It's your screen, you probably need to replace it.

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1- what type of network (Domain or workgroup )?
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AMD Build:

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Here this might make it easier for members to apply these settings.. Just download the files attached. is for DSL modems and is for Cable Modems 20Mbps or geater. Settings can be adjusted with TCP Optimizer from

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Retrieve in it word, then watch the box at the bottom of the screen as you file or save it as a .doc file, then review the ?xml info.

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Hi zomgness,

You can post your system specs directly in Edit Profile, to avoid re-posting them on future threads.

Now, what have you done! This is where the manual would have helped, plus some hardware experience, but oh well done now.

The pop, seems to have come from the motherboard, but I'd also be very concerned about your Power Supply and also the CPU.

The best option is to remove the motherboard and Bench Test and start swapping parts, until you find the problem(s).

Assuming you have extra computer parts, if not, you may need to go to your local computer tech shop. But all in all, you have killed the computer, probably M/board

Good for learning, not so good on the money to fix it. Please refer to your computer manual in future.
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The review.

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