Convert Excel 2007

  The Sweeper 12:56 02 Mar 2009

I have a PC with Excel 2000 and have some Excel 2007 files that I wish to work on. I have downloaded the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack but when I try to open a file I get an error message 'file failed to convert'. Any solutions?

  mgmcc 13:34 02 Mar 2009

To use the Compatibility Pack with Office 2000 requires that you have Service Pack 3 installed. Does your Office 2000 have SP3?

  The Sweeper 16:29 02 Mar 2009

Thanks mgmcc. No it doesnt and when I try and install the Office 2000 SP3 I get an error message stating that 'the expected version of your product was not found on your system'.


  mgmcc 23:21 02 Mar 2009

I don't know for certain, but SP3 for Office 2000 may not be a "cumulative" service pack. In other words, you may have to install SP1, then SP2 and finally SP3.

  The Sweeper 11:18 03 Mar 2009

Thanks mgmcc. You may well be right and good thinking. I'm off on holiday later so will give your thoughts a try on my return. Thanks again.

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