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10.19. 32-bit Version of Outlook

Summary

Occasionally, users will ask use why Assemblage does not support email integration with the "latest" 64 bit technology.  Often, users see a bigger number, and think that means "better".  This article provides some information about exactly what 64 bit applications are useful for, and why adding support for 64 bit Office is not a development priority.

Discussion

Using a 32 bit application is not going backwards in technology.  There is almost no practical case where a 64 bit address space is at all useful for an office application.  In fact, 64 bit applications are proven to be slower and bigger memory hogs than their 32 bit counterparts.

Conclusion

The reason that Trumpet and most of the rest of the world aren't killing themselves over creating 64 bit applications is because 64 bit is totally unnecessary for end user applications.  For big iron servers, 64 bit is awesome - for end users, it's a total waste.

So don't get caught in the marketing flap - in this case, the bigger number means that your software is actually running slower.

How to Change a Workstation from 64 Bit Office to 32 Bit Office

Per Microsoft, this involves uninstalling and re-installing Office, choosing the 32 Bit option in the installer

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