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Compatibility problems

by hikergirl / February 9, 2009 8:27 AM PST

I need to edit a document that was created with MS Office 2007.

I have XP Pro w/SP3 and Office 2003. The compatibility software is good for XP w/SP2 - not SP3.

What do I do? I'm not very computer literate and have precious little storage space left - and no money to increase RAM either.

Thanks for any help there may be out there.

Pat

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should be that
by mementh / February 9, 2009 11:02 AM PST
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should be that anyhting compatable with sp2 is compatable with sp3. give it a try and see if it works. only way to really see.

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There Was (If Memory Serves) An Issue
by tobeach / February 9, 2009 3:28 PM PST
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about Office 2007 (in particular) no longer communicating properly with
previous (especially older) versions of Office. This may have had to do w/ new security standards (which would be in SP3). There was a
""Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System" ??

"Fortunately for us there's a $30 program called "Classic Menus for Office 2007" by Addintools.com that can give you back the Office 2003 Menu Look plus access to the new Office 2007 features. It makes the transition to 2007 a 'sweet dream' or 'piece of cake' instead of 'bad dream' or 'nightmare'."

Assorted Other posts re- 2003 v/s 2007 Office & computability problems
with mail handling etc:
http://forums.cnet.com/advanced-search-forums/5238-7813-0.html?messageType=1&kw=MS+Office+2007+conflict+with+2003&username=&forumID=&dateRange=lastyear&maxHits=30

You may have to have others here try to translate advice to find BEST course for you to follow (some suggestions are quite complicated).


Also: "that the majority of users won't be using the new 2007 style Office with ****its new file formats,****" Mark Flax Mod:
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6129_102-0.html?forumID=29&threadID=319240&messageID=2922235&tag=forums06;search-results#2922235

Hope this helps some. Happy

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