Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\Graeme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\Candy Technote-small.jpgExcel Starter


Microsoft Office Starter 2010, a new base productivity suite that replaces Microsoft Works, consists of limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel and includes advertising. It does not include PowerPoint or Outlook.

Office Starter 2010 is available only on new PCs in conjunction with preloaded Office 2010 suites and is designed for home users who are not ready to buy a full version of Office 2010. It allows users to upgrade easily to a complete Office 2010 suite whenever they are ready.

Excel Starter is not supported by Candy export to excel.


All Candy exports to excel fail when using excel starter.

Excel starter also fails to open XML files.


Candy requires Office standard or better to perform excel exports.

Detecting if you are running Office starter

When Excel starter loads you will see the following splash box.

Once excel has started there will be a bar on the right hand side which cannot be removed it displays upgrade options and an advert at the bottom.