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Q: My colleague runs the same version of Microsoft Office 2003 as I do, but my version is missing some of the functionality that hers has. Why would this happen, and what can I do about it?

A: When installing Microsoft Office 2003, the installation routine provides the option to perform either a “typical” or “complete” installation of the product. I am guessing that whoever installed Office on your computer selected the typical option.

To remedy this problem, reinstall Office using the Complete Install option. Because hard drive space is more abundant these days, most software applications (including Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007) no longer provide options to partially install the product.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.