Opening Word 2003 Documents With 2007

  RobCharles1981 11:07 08 Dec 2009

I'm using Word 2003 and I'm trying send a document to someone who is using Word 2007 but she can't open the document.

I've made sure I've saved the file as "Microsoft Word 2007 Document" But its not working for her.




  ambra4 11:47 08 Dec 2009

She need to download and install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel,

and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats if you are using a Office program before Office 2007

click here

Without the Office Compatibility Pack Office 2007 files will not open in Office 97, 2000, XP, &

  RobCharles1981 11:50 08 Dec 2009

Ahhh thats what I was thinking too, I'm sure that there was another way.

  Woolwell 12:18 08 Dec 2009

But it is the other way around as far as I can see. If she has Word 2007 and you have Word 2003 just send it as a Word 2003 document which 2007 is able to open.

  Woolwell 12:19 08 Dec 2009

ps with Word 2003 how did you manage to save it as a 2007 document?

  KremmenUK 12:50 08 Dec 2009

Word 2007 has built in backwards compatibility to open Word 2003 documents. (.doc v .docx)

Basically that should open OK.

The other way round I could understand.

When I converted to Office 2007 I had no problem reading all my old files.

  RobCharles1981 13:45 08 Dec 2009

Hi Woolwell I went "Save As" Save as type:
"Word 2007 Document"

She now says:

"She doesn't have the program to open it"

Saved it in 2003 Rich Text Format and see how that goes.

  baldydave 15:27 08 Dec 2009

download openoffice here
click here
open document(will open office 2000/2003/2007 doc)
view document or work on it
then pick file "save as" word 2000/2003 doc if this is what you want.
I have used this method many times as i have have had problems with microsofts converter.

  Pine Man 16:39 08 Dec 2009

KremmenUK has given you the correct answer. Don't change the file at all just send it in the format it was created by Word 2003. All versions of MS Office are backwards compatible.

  RobCharles1981 19:55 08 Dec 2009

Cheers For That folks!

  Sea Urchin 20:54 08 Dec 2009

>> ps with Word 2003 how did you manage to save it as a 2007 document? <<

This is a Word 2003 window - note Save As file types

click here

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