To keep Word 2007 operating smoothly, regularly run Microsoft Word update.
Critical updates usually include security patches and bug fixes for Microsoft Word, so it is important to check for them often.
Because Word is part of Office 2007, Word patches are included in Microsoft Office updates.
If Automatic Update is turned on, your computer will automatically download and install the Microsoft Word update for you...you won't have to remember to do it yourself every month.
Tech Note: Automatic Update downloads patches for the Microsoft Office programs you have installed, even components of some earlier versions of Office. You must have genuine Microsoft software installed to be eligible for automatic security updates.
Because it sometimes causes slow performance, some users prefer to turn off automatic security updates, then download and install Microsoft Office updates at their own convenience.
If you turn off automatic update, make sure you manually download Microsoft Office Updates on a regular schedule.
If you do not want automatic security updates for Microsoft Office, you can manually update your software through the Word Options tool. You should manually update each month, preferably within a few days of "Patch Tuesday" (2nd Tuesday of the month).
To manually update Microsoft Office, follow these steps:
"Security updates". Microsoft. February 10, 2009. http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/bulletins/default.mspx. Retrieved on 02-10-2009.
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