...However, many internet forums are dedicated to this issue and I have yet to see a "solution" that actually works. I have my old copy of Office Professional 2003 and, after formatting and re-installing my OS -- Windows 7, 64 bit, 4GB of RAM -- I attempted to re-install Office.
No luck. So, this is NOT a "that's the way Office works" issue at all.
Might you have a solution that works?