Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications, servers, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on 1 August 1988, at COMDEX in Las Vegas. Initially a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. On 10 July 2012, Softpedia reported that Office is used by over a billion people worldwide. Office Support allows you to create a file in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint and then, right from that program, attach your file to a Write task. In addition to adding attachments to tasks you can use the add-in to: create tasks, edit what folders a task is in, change a task’s status, and schedule the task’s end date. Did you get an Outlook not responding error? Is Outlook stuck on a screen that simply says “Processing”? Or does Outlook hang, freeze, or stop working when you’re opening a file or sending an email message?
There are a number of possible reasons for Outlook to behave this way. We’ve presented the potential solutions in order from quickest to most time consuming.
Start Outlook in safe mode to fix “Processing” screen
If Outlook stops responding at a screen that says “Processing,” you can close Outlook, start it in safe mode, then close it and open it normally to fix the problem.
- Close Outlook.
- Launch Outlook in safe mode by choosing one of the following options.
- In Windows 10, choose Start, type Outlook.exe /safe, and press Enter.
- In Windows 7, choose Start, and in the Search programs and filesbox, type Outlook /safe, and then press Enter.
- In Windows 8, on the Apps menu, choose Run, type Outlook /safe, and then choose OK.
- Close Outlook, and then open it normally.
If Outlook isn’t stuck at a screen that says “Processing,” or this didn’t resolve your issue, continue to the steps below. When a user installs Office from an administrative installation point, Setup uses the organization name you specify without prompting the user. Because you must enter the 25-character Office Setup Product Key when you create an administrative installation point, users are not prompted for a product key when they run Setup from an administrative image, nor are they required to activate the key. A clean installation of the basic set of Office XP Professional or Premium applications with standard options requires about 284MB of free disk space.