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Windows 7: Does anyone remember the Office 2003 Companion?

04 Mar 2010   #1
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Does anyone remember the Office 2003 Companion?

My question is either going to get me flamed, or I'm going to get an answer. But heck, I'm feeling better than I have in a long time, and a bit of nostalgia has set in.

But anyway, does anyone remember the Office 2003 Companion, which was usually the now infamous "Clippy". I don't remeber it's name, but in both Office 2003, and in Windows XP itself, I usually selected the cat. And I also normally changed the companion to the cat for my customers.

Today, I saw and old customer whom I have not seen in like 6 years or so, and they still had the computer that I originally provided, and Office and XP was set to the cat. I saw this because I had to transfer their old emails and address book to a new Lenovo PC that I setup for them today.

And I realized something. I actually miss that old kitty from Office 2003. I haven't actively used Windows XP or Office 2003 since I switch over to Vista on release, but I actually miss the Office Cat!

So my question is this: Does anyone know of some sort of freeware plugin for Office 2007 and/or Window 7 Ultimate x64 that will let me have the Office 2003 Kitty back on my desktop? Yeah, I know, asking for that cat is almost as goofy someone as spending a fortune on Windows 7 and wanting to know how to switch back to the "classic XP GUI".

But I'm feeling a little nostalgic, and a what's an overworked underpaid technician supposed to do?


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04 Mar 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Peter
Think I have found the "Kitty" you are looking for. It's late here so bed calls but will get back to you on the morrow
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04 Mar 2010   #3
HJA

 

If you liked Clippy I know one that you'll love.Ever hear of Bonzi Buddy. An annoying bird that ran all the time and always "wanted to help". I had it for a day and then in a fit of rage killed it!!!!!!
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04 Mar 2010   #4
morganmad

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I had the dog (rocky)
and yes, please Microsoft bring them back!


Keith.
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05 Mar 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have been able to see the various "Help Assistants" but cannot locate them as individual images. i'm guessing that they are animated gifs but a search of my entire hard drive does not locate them. Any ideas then i can upload them for you to download if you wish
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05 Mar 2010   #6
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think it was maybe a little more complicated than animated gifs. I remember some time ago playing around with the coding of the Office Companion (The API was available as a seperate download) because I wanted to use it in my own applications, but I was never able to get it working.

Didn't Adobe at some point release a demo of sorts for the Adobe Air application?
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