Salesforce "Connect for Office" Workaround

By Jason Viado

We’ve had good luck with this workaround that gets the current “Connect for Office” (ver. 1.8.1.2) to work with Office 2010.  The current installation of “Connect for Office” installs with no error for Office 2010, but the corresponding ribbons are missing in both Excel and Word.

If you have an Office 2007 installation with “Connect for Office” installed on another machine, you can copy the following files

Word 2007 to Word 2010

from here:

sforce.dot
sforce12.dotm

or from C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12STARTUP (on your machine that runs Office 2007)

to C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14STARTUP (on your machine that runs Office 2010)

Excel 2007 to Excel 2010

from here:

SFDC.xla
SFDC12.xlam

or from C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12XLSTART (on your machine that runs Office 2007)
to C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14XLSTART (on your machine that runs Office 2010)

Enjoy!