At work I came across a Microsoft Office 2007 Hybrid Edition licence, can anyone explain to me what is a 'hybrid edition'? and what are the major differences from the 'professional edition'? I tried to look up in the official office website and FAQ but this edition is not mentioned anywhere. Perhaps it is discontinued or available thorugh other means that direct purchase.
hehe It's not a license type silly. It's a media type. When Microsoft refers to Office 2007 Hybrid Edition, it is in reference to a special Hybrid CD/ISO availiable to install any version of Office 2007. Normally every 2007 disk is compatible with one license type such as Basic/Professional/VLK. The Hybrid disk will accept any of those licenses to install with. If you buy the 2007 tryout/OEM kit it allows you to go to http://microsoft.com/office/backup where you can register to get a copy of the Hybrid disk mailed or downloadable since there's no physical media included in the pack.
- Proposed as answer by rock99rock Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:19 PM
Another question regarding Office 2007 Hybrid. Every morning when I turn on the PC, I am prompted that Office Hybrid is installing and to wait or cancel. If I wait (approx 5 min.) I am told that changes will take place after I restart. Which I did. Next morning, same message.
If I just cancel, then the PC loads as normal and off I go.
Is there some way to turn off this message? It is more of a nusiance than anything else. My IT guy is of no help - he just looked at me blankly when I asked him was Office Hybrid even was.
I'm assuming that you're not actually using the preinstalled copy of Office that you have. Is that correct?
If so, please read this KB article:
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Just in case anyone else finds this section I just want to say that I had the same issue with the MS Hybrid message. I was actually testing some font software and had removed all the fonts that were not locked. Once I had finished I started Office and got the same message. Restoring the system fonts solved this issue.
I'd go with the advise to reinstall Office to get a fresh copy or you can manually add the fotns in if you still have them: