Office 2007 - backwards compatability

  ZootHornRollo 16:22 08 Feb 2007

I am about to buy a new Student edition of Office. It will be used mainly for Word processing.

Will documents prepared in Office 2000 and 2003 be capable of being read /modified in Office 2007?

I assume so but more importantly if I buy Office 2007 will the documents I create on that be modifiable on older machines running Office 2000 and 2003. A slight loss of functionality would be acceptable.

  VoG II 17:04 08 Feb 2007
  ZootHornRollo 22:49 08 Feb 2007

i am more concerned about doing something at home that i won't be able to use at work where we have office 03 or at my son's college which also uses 03

  terryf 00:28 09 Feb 2007

Why not get Open Office for FREE? it is compatible with Office 2000 and 2003

  powerless 10:29 09 Feb 2007

In that case save all yours files in a format that WILL be compatiable with Office 2003.

In other words do not use *.docx but use *.doc instead.

When you save a file choose:

Save as type: Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc)


Or to have this as the default save type, click the office ORB [the circle thing with the office logo in it] top left.

Then select: Word Options [at bottom]

Then select: Save [at left]

Then select: Save files in this format:

You now can choose the default save type.

This applies to word but do the same for excel...

  powerless 10:34 09 Feb 2007

^ ...and 2000 will be included in the above ;-))

  wednesday 13 23:40 10 Feb 2007

I have it. files dont always work unless its in a file originally saved by office 07. So... if files dont open correctly ( a load of squares and the odd random word) create an empty document, save it as 97-03 document and copy the content from the one document to the blank one.

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