About 6 months ago i created a Word template for our company reports. I at the time had Word 2007 whilst the rest of the company (about 20 of us) were using 2003 version of Word. The other users were unable to open the template i'd created without there being serious issues, both in the template itself, and documents created from the template. The document would open, and display only about 10-15 pages, if you continued to scroll past page 10 then the pages would be corrupted and not display. At the time, the most sensible option seemed to be to re-install Word 2003 on my machine and start again, so everyone had the same. The company has since replaced half the computers, so now there is a 50:50 split between Word 2003 and Word 2007.
Users with Word 2007 cannot open the 2003 template document. It is corrupt and opens only the first 10 or so pages.
Unfortunately not. The problem is that Word 2007 will not open a 2003 template correctly. It is not a 'backward computability' issue, but rather a 'forward' compatibility issue. The patch that Microsoft offer is so that old versions of Word will read the new .docx files. That is of no use here.
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