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Office 2007 - Making It Work Like Office 2003

Question: Office 2007 - Making It Work Like Office 2003

I have Office 2007 and it seems to me that most tasks require an extra click. Let me explain. In Office 2007 if I want to print I have to click on the office button on the top left and then click print. In Office 2003 there was a print icon on the taskbar that required one click. Is there anyway to setup Office 2007 so that some basic functions (print, save, open, etc.) can be accomplished with one click?

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Answer: Office 2007 - Making It Work Like Office 2003

Hi Hal06.That is the single biggest beef I've heard with 07. I'm still using 03 with the 07 conversion pack, but I think you can add commands to the quick access toolbar manualy.See if this page may be what you're looking for.

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I'm on Windows XP w/SP2. It had Office 2003. I've had my computer since 2004.
Before I installed Office 2007, Office '03 worked fine. Then I needed '07 for a college class and installed a trial. Office '07 worked fine, but the MS Word shortcut in my quicklaunch bar pointed to Word '03 still. Whenever I'd hit it by accident, it would try to install Office '03("Please wait while Windows Configures Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003). I canceled it on the second screen and it worked anyway.

The second screen had this:
Installation Error: File not Found

A required installation file SKU1E3.CAB could not be found.

Before, I'd hit cancel and MS Word '03 would get to working anyway. Then I'd close it and go into Word 07. I think there was some error message, but I don't remember it. Now, I just uninstalled an Office '07 trial. The same thing is happening again, but now when I hit cancel, it says "fatal error during installation." It's a different error message from the one I got last time.

I really need help here. I've got homework due tomorrow for some online classes, and need Word to do it.

I tried going into control panel > Add/Remove Programs > Office '03 and clicking change to do the repair thing, but it led to the same problem.

Thanks in advance. If you need any more information to help, please let me know. I can't open any Office items. This Windows Installe... Read more

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Here's the problem:

I copy two cells in Excel.
I move another two cells on top of the two cells I just copied.
I try to paste the cells I just copied, but I can't! The process of moving another cell "canceled" the copied cells.

This drives me nuts.

Is there any way to just make the Office 2007 copy/paste function work like *normal*?!

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Does Office 2003 work on Vista or do they make you buy 2007?

Considering getting the Toshiba Laptop for 550 with possible rebate from circuit city and it seems like there aren't xp drivers for the mb/power control/function keys so considering just getting it and getting an extra gig of ram.

Does Office 2003 work on Vista or did MS do something sneaky like say you need to buy 2007 that would suck.

Might just get a used xp laptop instead less hassle.

Answer:Does Office 2003 work on Vista or do they make you buy 2007?

Yup 2003 works fine on my laptop running Vista Home Premium (heavy excel and access use).

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Many users who have upgraded from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2007 may find Office 2007 a bit difficult because of the new toolbar and arrangement of buttons. So, there is a free add-on for Office 2007 called UBitMenu which will add the menu bar and toolbar of Office 2003 in Office 2007 under a ribbon named as Menu. Download Link More Info Homepage

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Good Day,

I've often used the Files and Transfer Wizard to move files in the Windows XP environment, including those for people moving from Office 2003 to 2007, however, I've just been asked to move a person from a computer that would result in them moving backwards from Office 2007 to Office 2003; is this possible? What concerns should be considered? Obviously if they have a number of documents saved in the 2007 it could be problematic, though could the compatibility pack offered by Microsoft offset that concern? Thoughts? Thanks.


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Hello all,
i am in desperate need of your help , Actually i was using XP with office 2003 and was using outlook express as my E-Mail. i use to create word file and there was icon that i use to just send E-Mail ( it went through outlook express). now i have windows 7 and it dosent have out look express i have to use office outlook. now when i create word file and send it it says there is an error. i just want my old world files to go into out box of Microsoft office outllook. please remember i use old files. the new file are going through but the old one dosent go. Please help.
Thank u in Advance

Answer:Help with Office 2003, Office 2007, Outlook Express, Windows 7

Outlook Express is not available in Windows 7. Try and use Windows Live Mail instead. It works with most e‑mail accounts, and you can import your e‑mail, contacts, and calendar from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail. Windows Live Mail puts all of your e‑mail in one place.

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I have an Excel file which has some moving objects as well as some drop down menus. I recently installed MS Office 2007 after erasing 2003. The Excel tables now are disabled, the file now looks like a picture, only the fields outside of the content are really clickable.I have tried to enable all macros, downloaded the MS compatibility pack, still same issue. Any suggestions/ideas? The file works in 2013 and 2016.I can share the file upon request ...

Answer:Office 2003 Excel file will not open with Office 2007

Thank you for your suggestions, here an update: I got the file working - how, no idea. I re-opened the original attachment, deleted the one I had on my PC and voila, it works.

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RibbonCustomize Starter Edition is a free add-in for Microsoft Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007 that allows to reproduce classic user interface typical in Office 2003: - RibbonCustomizer? Starter Edition
An official guide about main features of this free version can be found here: Classic Office 2003 menu with RibbonCustomize Starter Edition
It should work on Win7, with same suggestions for Vista.

Answer:Customize your classic Office 2003 menu on Office 2007

Interesting and useful for MS Office users
Thank you

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Can I (in addition) to an already installed Office 2003 install the Office 2007 version as well?

Or do they interfere each other?


Answer:Can Office 2003 and Office 2007 co-exist on a Win7 system?

Hi pstein,

I have had both versions installed on my Windows 7 machine without any conflicts.

This is not to say that it could happen, however mine was fine.


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Current Office Pro 2003 user. Saved .pst files and used registered MS disc to load Office 2007 SB. Sucess except for Outlook with message "The operation failed due to an installation problem. Reinstall Outlook and try again. If problem persists, please reinstall".
Tried all disc options of reinstall, repair, add, etc. to no avail. (Outlook is displayed on Add/Delete with red cross!) Aware MS Technet states "Office Outlook 2007 cannot coexist with previous version of Outlook on the same computer". Removed outlook.exe (2003) but still no advance. Cannot see how to remove Outlook 2003 in totality.
Reason for buying Office 2007 was to try and avoid frequent crashes of Outlook 2003.

Before I delete Office Pro 2003 and try a virgin installation, of Office 2007 SB, your advice, please, Bellini.

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Hey All,

Here is my issue. The Company we consult for has not transitioned all of the way to Office 2007. We have a number of machines that still have Office 2003. Compatibility Pack works on almost all issues.

Current issue is one of our users received a PowerPoint 2003 that has embedded PowerPoint 2007 files. When the user opens the PowerPoint 2007 file Office 2003 shuts down. He has to download the 2007 file to his desktop.

From what I can see this is because the file conversion process shuts down Office 2003 before attempting to open the PowerPoint 2007 file.

Another issue that may be complicating the error is we had to run a Fixit patch from Microsoft that was causing Excel, Word and PowerPoint to be scanned which caused long opening times. I don't remember the KB article for that one at the moment but will find it if I need to.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Many friends complaint the ribbon of office 2007 too hard to use, I almost recommend them Classic Menu for Office 2007, for this deserves your try. Not only brings back the classic view, but also remain the new office menus and the ribbon.
If you are experience the same problem, except this office add-in, do you have any way?

Answer:Office 2007 switch office 2003 classic view

Hi Julie,
Welcome to the forum,
What I can't make out from post. Is this a question or are you informing?
It's the way you phrase your request that does not really reflect what you want or need.

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Can anyone tell me how to re-install Microsoft Office? I've just had to do a complete re-install of Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition (as a parallel, repair function was not working on the original version) after a blue screen error nightmare followed by issues with the keyboard and mouse not being recognized. Those issues are now resolved and I was able to keep my data. I see everything in the system has been restored except Microsoft Office 2007. I can see the files but cannot access the actual program. My word and excel files are there but I cannot open them without the program. I do have the Application and Drivers & Utilities CD's (DELL Dimension E520). Any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:[SOLVED] Need to re-install MS Office 2007 in Windows XP - (actually Office 2003)

You need the Office 2007 installation cd . . If it came with the PC, Dell should have included it in the package of cd's with the system

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So this is odd. I have a user who is using office 2003, when she forwards an email to anyone using office 2007 the body of her forward is lost. However, if the email is opened via office 2003, webmail, or via a Smartphone the forwards are there. Iíve reinstalled office on computer A (the one with office 2003) but this didnít remedy the situation. Any ideas?

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I installed office 2007 ultimate alongside office 2003 professional. Microsoft outlook and publisher was removed from my office 2003 prior to office 2007 installation. I also opted not to install microsoft outlook 2007.

It seems that each time I load word 2007 or 2003 after previously opening the other version (ie. load 2003 followed by 2007 OR load 2007 followed by 2003), a window would opened up indicating that either the configuration or installation process is taking place, hence delaying the startup. However, once the program has started, it would run without problem. I do not intend to unistall my 2003. There was no problem loading excel 2003/2007, powerpoint 2003/2007 and access 2003/2007.

I am running on Windows XP SP2 that is regularly updated. Thank you

Answer:instaling issue Office 2007 alongside office 2003

Try deselecting Word as your Outlook Email editor. I suspect that will be the issue, as it reconfigures Outlook 2003 each time to the changed Word version?

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Hey guys, my wife is taking a course that requires her to install Office 2010. The issue is that she wants to preserve her current setup which includes Office 2003 and 2007 existing side-by-side on her Windows 7 (64-bit Home Edition) notebook.
The 2003/2007 setup is not one that she really wants to mess with (i.e., she has no interest whatsoever in uninstalling the two Office suites that she currently has), so ideally she would like to have Office 2010 installed temporarily (for the duration of her course) on the machine without interfering with the current setup.
What is the most painless way of doing this that does not involve shelling out for a second computer?

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a machine with Office 2003/2007

Hi, welcome to the forum,
I had a similar situation here but in the end I opted out.

I removed both Office 2003 and 2007 and installed 2010, I then used virtual XP and installed 2003 there, 2007 and 2010 are too similar and the dll's will 'bite' along the way.

Even my 2003 and 2007 gave me issues after some time.

Have you checekd what the Microsoft Support site says?

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Does anyone know if I can easily upgrade my Office 2003 Student version to Office Basic or Standard upgrade versions2007?

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 Student to Office Basic 2007

Yes, the 2007 Home and Student version of Office 2007 will do it. There's no upgrade for it, just the CD with Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note, stick it in and follow the install instructions. However, if you're going to be using Office 2007 and transferring files between versions i.e. Office 2007 at home and Office 2003 somewhere else, it's worth knowing that Office 2007 uses a new file format that isn't recognised by earlier versions of Office. For Word its .docx, for Excel its .xlsx, and Powerpoint .pptx.You can download software for earlier versions to read the new format, or alternatively, anything you may transfer can be saved in the old format. Thought I'd point it out as you mention a student version of Office 2003, and not all institutions will be using Office 2007 yet.

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I recently purchased Microsoft Office 2007 and upgraded from my 2003 installation (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) today. I can't believe how frustrated I am, I am regretting the entire purchase and upgrade. The composition of the toolbars is lacking options/icons present in 2003, the word configuration options are all over the place, and I cannot for the life of me find out where some of the most basic options are, such as fields. I didn't know the Visual Basic toolbox is gone until I read a help file on some website online, stating that Microsoft now wants you to purchase VB.NET separately.

I have used Microsoft Office since version 6.22 with Windows 3.1, I can deal with tabs instead of menus, and the new theme...but it is a serious serious pain when I can't find the location of options which I have been using for the past ten years. There is an old addage... If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT!
I think Microsoft will be losing many many customers with this one.

Is anyone aware of any guides, books, online documentation, etc which can help users to migrate?? If not, I'm going to be sending off these cds to the Salvation Army.

Answer:Migrating from MS Office 2003 to Office 2007 = PAIN

Hi animorph,
Yes, the changes are extensive. But Microsoft does have helpful interactive guides that let you choose a function in 2003 and find it in 2007. I hope these help.


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I currently have Office 2003 Student full version installed on my computer. I have received Office Professional Plus 2007 Student media version. Do I need to uninstall Version 2003 prior to installing 2007 or will installation of version 2007 automatically uninstall version 2003. Does all the information in my .pst file convert as necessary for use in Outlook 2007. There are two discs, one called "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007" and the other one called "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007". I'm guessing that the disk with the shorter title "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007" would be the correct one to install. What is the second disk with Communicator? My system is Windows XP SP2, AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor, 3800+ 1.99 Ghz 2GB Ram.
Steve Rehmann

Answer:Solved: Installing Office 2007 over Office 2003??

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Several months ago, I downloaded the beta version of Office 2007. I decided to remove it and go back to Office 2003. Ever since, I can no longer access Outlook 2003 and I am using the 2002 version. The other Office 2003 functions I am able to use. Also, I am unable to install Office Updates because when I do, Outlook 2002 and Word 2003 lose some functionality and I have to restore.

All suggestions are welcome.


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I have 2 different Windows 7 systems that have this problem. When I install Office 2007 using the "Upgrade" option it does not remove Office 2003 and leaves the system in a confused state, especially in regards to Outlook. When I initially start Outlook it will say it is configuring Outlook 2007, but subsequent screens indicate an Outlook 2003 utility is being used.

With great pain I can manually set the default email client and do other pieces of the configuration and get Outlook 2007 running, but as soon as I reboot the system, it reverts to a confused state. I have tried all four methods Microsoft prescribes in KB2639197 to remove Office 2003. I have also used 3rd party uninstallers?specifically Revo and CCleaner. It still comes back after a reboot. I have removed BOTH Office 2007 and Office 2003 and I can reboot any number of times and it stays uninstalled, but as soon as I insert the Office 2007 install disc it ONLY gives me the upgrade option and returns to this state where both 2003 and 2007 products appear installed in a confused state.

Answer:Office 2007 Upgrade - Office 2003 Remains and won't go away

You could do a System Restore, if the restore point is there from when Office 2k3 was installed. You can also try Microsoft's Fix It tool at but you need the original install disc and the key for Office 2003. Or the Office Removal Wizard

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Originally, I had Office 2003 installed in my computer, & a trial version of 2007 that had already expired.
Today I installed a full version of Microsoft Office 2007, without removing any of the other two versions from my computer. I realized that it seemed to automatically remove the older version. I`m not bother about it not being there, as I got the new version, but I wonder if this is an automatic uninstalling that Office does, or if the version is still there but I can`t see it, as I would like to remove it properly if it`s still somewhere in my computer.
I checked in Control Panel & the only thing I can see is "Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007", the full version I just installed, & everything that come with it. No 2003 anywhere.
Does this mean 2003 is fully uninstalled?
Thanks a lot!!

Answer:My office 2003 disappeared after installing office 2007

You can check to see if it is fully uninstalled (I am sure that it is) by going to search and typing the name there. If it is still present, the program will appear.

Worst case scenario, just remanants will remain. Download and use ccleaner. If you run this software, you can be certain that 2003 has gone to software heaven.

If given the option not to use the reg cleaner inculuded in ccleaner take it. I and many others at the forum feel that reg cleaners do more harm than good.

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I built a new PC today. Running Vista Home Premium and brand new copy of
Office 2007. All Brand new, both the OS and Office application.
Windows Update tells me now that I should be downloading an Important Update
for Office 2003 (SP3)....WHY???
I have installed NO viewers of any Visio viewer etc...
Any thoughts?

Answer:Office 2003 SP3 Update??? I am running Office 2007

Are you using any old Expression Studio product (such ver 1.0 of Web, Blend etc)
Visual Studio 2005 or SP1

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It is possible to open a Word 2003/Excel 2003 document in Word 2007/Excel 2007. But some time we have to work with Word 2007/Excel 2007 files at a PC where Office 2003 is installed. Can it be possible?

Answer:Office 2007 files opening in Office 2003.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

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On my laptop I was running MS Office 2003 Professional. I decided to upgrade to MS Office 2007 Professional. I thought my CD and key were legitimate. After installing, I found I couldn't activate the software. The new installation apparently wiped out the MS Office 2003.

Is there anyway for me to return to my MS Office 2003? I'm using a Dell and tried to return to a previous setpoint, but that didn't work, something about a patch missing.

Any ideas?

Answer:Installation of MS Office 2007 Wiped Out MS Office 2003

joanstev said:

On my laptop I was running MS Office 2003 Professional. I decided to upgrade to MS Office 2007 Professional. I thought my CD and key were legitimate. After installing, I found I couldn't activate the software. The new installation apparently wiped out the MS Office 2003.

Is there anyway for me to return to my MS Office 2003? I'm using a Dell and tried to return to a previous setpoint, but that didn't work, something about a patch missing.

Any ideas?Click to expand...

Where did you get the 2007 Office from?

Do you not have the 2003 Office CD to reinstall it?

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Hi all.
Is it possible to run MS Office 2003 and MS office 2007 on the same machine.
I teach I.T. and many of my students, as well as the school computer labs have office 2003. For this reason I need 2003 on my machine.
That said I also am seen as the computer guru by fellow collegues, so often find myself sorting out their computer problems or giving advice on how to merge tables in word or create mark shedules in excel. Many of them have 2007, which is very different. Thus running 2007 seems like a good idea.
So is it possible to have both versions running on the same machine?
At this point I am using windows XP - tablet edition.

Answer:Solved: Run Office 2003 and office 2007 on the same machine?

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Hello Guys,

It might be a not the best question but i was wondering is the Office fonts of 2003 the same/compatible as the 2007???

Many Thanks,

Answer:Office 2003 fonts compatible with Office 2007 ???

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My boss wants me to install Office 2003 standard edition on a client's pc that has Office 2007 standard edition already installed on it. I don't know, why but this is what he wants. Are there going to be major issues with installing and using an older version of Office on the same system as Office 2007?

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I've tried the 2007 beta and whilst I think its pretty good I cannot justify buying it when it's released. So I plan to go back to Office 2003.I've mostly saved any documents/spreadsheets in 2003 format but where I've forgotton do i just download a viewer from Microsoft (but I seem to recall there is some download that allows for reverting back?)?The bit i'm concerened about is my Outlook pst files, will outlook 2003 be able to read the pst files created by outlook 2007?Thanks

Answer:Reverting from Office 2007 beta to office 2003

Compatibility Pack click here

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I've an almost new machine that I've installed Office 2007 Home & Student. On my previous machine I had Office 2000 premium installed. Since Home & Student is just Excel and Word I was wondering if I can install Access and Outlook from my old Office 2000 CDs to compliment my Home&Student? I rarely use access and would use outlook only for the calendar so this is low priority for me and I don't want to chance screwing up my Office 2007 for something I'd only use a few times a year unless I've some assurances that it would work. Does anyone have experience doing this or something similar?

Answer:Office 2007 & Office 2003 curiosity question

Haven't tried it with 2000, but I know it works with 2003.

Courtney sends....

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win xp sp2 32-bit

i have office 2003 installed. i want to install office 2007. what are the steps? should i remove office 2003 first? any safe links to downloading office 2007?

Answer:removing office 2003 and installing office 2007

The only safe (and allowed) link is from or a reseller.

Otherwise, they co-exist, you can install or uninstall them in any order.

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I have installed Office 2007 on a new machine but need to change from Outlook data from Office 2003; that will include email, calendar and contacts.How best to do this? Simply copy the PST file? Any pointers gratefully accepted.Cheers, Dio

Answer:Move from Office 2003 to Office 2007 (Outlook)

Well, I just copied the 2003 PST file and pasted it into the Outlook 2007 folder to replace the one that was there and everything seems fine.Thanks to all who looked.Cheers, Dio

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I have been running Office 2003 since it first came out and continue to run it on virtually all my computers. I have one recently purchased computer with Win7 and thought I would try Office 2010. Aside from the amazingly awkward interface and organization of things, I have noticed:

far more problems with corrupted files in Office2010 than in Office2003
Further, when I send documents via email between computers I find that some .docx files arrive as .dat files. Does not ever happen when files are simply move across the network
xls files created in xl2003 run much faster in their native environment than when translated into xl2010 and run in that environment (benchmarks on the two computers suggest that they are about = re performance)

Has anyone had similar problems

Answer:Office 2003 vs Office 2007/2010

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Recently I got a new laptop with Vista and Office 2007 pre-installed. Since I am new to Office 2007, I would like to install Office 2003 without disturbing Office 2007. Is it possible to do so?



Answer:Office 2007 And Office 2003 With Vista

Sure is! Just uninstall whatever of Office 2007 is on there from START ORB > CONTROL PANEL > PROGRAMS > UNINSTALL A PROGRAM (organized view, not classic)

Choose Office 2007 (might say Trial, or Student and Teacher, etc etc etc)

When that's done, pop in your 2003 disc and go. You shouldn't have any problems with office 2003 running on vista.

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I have a new thinkpad laptop that came installed with Office Professional 2007 trial. I have an existing license for Office 2003 Small Business which I was running on my prior laptop.

While I like the enhancements made to 2007 (vs 2003), I definitely don't need all the modules that come with Professional (publisher, business contact manager). From what I've read, if I don't convert the trial to the same version, I will have to uninstall and re-install the version that I choose.

So, it seems that I have the following options:

1) Upgrade my existing 2003 license to 2007 Small Business (I'm not sure whether or not I will need to install 2003 before I install 2007 for the "upgrade" licensing to work)

2) Install 2003 Small Business and wait until Office 2010 comes out and upgrade at that point.

3) Buy Office Home and Student 2007 and Outlook 2007 as separate modules and install (from what I can tell this is is about $60 less than the Small Business upgrade and has the modules that I use regularly).

I would love to hear input/comments/suggestions on what my best course of action is. I don't want to be penny-wise and pound foolish and I want to keep my new laptop efficient and running smoothly.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Office 2007 vs Office 2003 for new Win 7 64-bit laptop

I would wait until Office 2010 comes out because it will have added features and most likely will work better than 2007. You don't want to buy 2007 now and then want to buy 2010 later.

That's just what I would do personally, but do whatever you feel is best for you.

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I have both Office 2003 and Office 2007 installed. I can use either or with no problems. But if I click on a file it will always open it with Office 2003. I have Office 2007 setup to run in Compatability Mode and always save the files in the .xls format. The only way I can open a file in Office 2007 is to go through the program and not just by double clicking the file. I have tried to change the Open With in the properties of the files but it changes back to Office 2003 after I set it to Office 2007. Any Ideas on how to make it always use Office 2007 as my default.

Answer:Running Both Office 2003 and Office 2007 help

Right click on the .xls file you want, and choose Open With. Select Excel 2007; then below the box with all the available programs, there should be a check box that says something like "Always use the selected program to open this type of file." Check that box, and it should always open w/Excel 2007.

hope it helps


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To replace Office 2003 with Office 2007. Do I just put the office 2007 disc in and click install, and will it automatically import outlook emails and email accounts and contacts etc ? I have the 2007 full version (not an upgrade version)

Answer:Replace Office 2003 with Office 2007

If you do not uninstall 2003 it will upgrade it depending on which version of 2007 you have.

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Dear tech Support Team,

i use ms outlook to get my emails, by default when i make a new email i just type first letter from any email address the remain appears alone.

now, i want to move my emails and contacts to another PC, i did it, but a problem appears with contacts, i can see all contacts list in my contacts folder but when i made a new email and typing the first letter the remain address doesn't appear, why???

best regards
moussa bahsoun,

Answer:MS OUTLOOK, for Office 2003 & Office 2007

You need to copy the Nickname cache, the .Nk2 files from your old computer to your new one. Here is a tutorial. Copy the AutoComplete list to another computer - Outlook

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I've been thinking about upgrading and have a few questions about doing so.1. Will office 2007 install over 2003?2. If not and I have to un-install 2003, do I have to backup all my contacts and email?3. I have noticed that 2007 has an instant search facility, do I really need that in a home environment?4. This might sound like a repeat,but, if 2007 installs over 2003 will the new program keep all my contacts and email?Thats all I can think of for the present, but if anyone who answers this epistle could tell me how they are getting along with 2007 and what are the pitfalls if any to the program itself. Thanks for listening. J.B.

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 to Office 2007

What edition of Office 2007 are you looking at buying and more importantly WHAT do you expect out of your Office 2007 experience. Yes the interface is different, there are new file formats and wizards - but if you are happy with Office 2003 then you may not find 2007 much different.That said - I used both and I prefer 2007. As a student, the obvious choice for me was Home & Student 2007 - I only upgraded to make use of the new reviewing tools in Word, such as the tri-pane review feature - which has greatly helped in writing my thesis. That said, the Home version can be installed on 3 PC's, but doesn't include Outlook - so your contact an e-mail question is moot if you want this version. (You get a useless copy of Onenote instead, why not Access?!) So you will need Office Standard and up for Outlook...If you purchase a non-upgrade edition then you can install Office 2007 alongside 2003 - the only problem here is that Outlook must either be 2003 OR 2007, can't be both. I found that my installation of Office was installed in the same place as my previous Office XP installation and the programmes were removed automatically (except for the ones that aren't included in my 2007 version.)Can't comment specifically with Outlook as I have a uni account with e-mail facilities so I don't use the software...You ask about pitfalls - well be aware that Office 2007 saves all files in a new XML format, whilst you can read older formats from previous versions, the older versions CANNOT by defa... Read more

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Sorry if this has been previously mentioned, but I am wondering. After you have installed the 2007 BETA, what happens to the 2003 version? When the BETA expires, can you re-install the 03 version? Sorry if this has been said before, but a search turned nothing up.Thanks, benny456

Answer:MS office 2007 BETA and Office 2003?

Someone asked that only a few days ago.I can't remember what the answer was though....

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Has anyone installed both Office 2003 and Office 2007 on the same PC? If so, did you have any issues? I have Office 2003 installed, and I changed the install path from Microsoft Office to Microsoft Office 2003, thinking I could do the same for Office 2007.

Answer:Office 2003 & Office 2007 at the same time?

I've done this, partially, installing Access 2003 alongside Office 2007 (including Access). I did what you did - used separate installation paths for each of the versions so that there hopefully wouldn't be any conflict with shared files/features. So far, it's worked fine...

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Can you have both MS Office 2003 and 2007 on the same computer without any issues??

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2007 on same system?

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I want to install Office 2007 on a machine that currently has Office 2003 installed.

I would like to have both versions installed concurrently on the same machine so that I can access either version independently.

Q1. Have any of the Forum members successfully had both versions installed concurrently on the same machine?

Q2. If "yes" to Q1, what precautions need to be followed at the time of installation?


Answer:Office 2007 concurrent with Office 2003

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I use now MSOffice 2003 but want to upgrade to the Student version 2010 which comes without Access.
Does the Access from MS Office 2003 work in tandem with MSOffice 2010?


Answer:does MS Office 2010 work with Access from Office 2003?

Some information on this in the following links:
Information about how to use Office 2010 suites and programs on a computer that is running another version of Office

Keep earlier versions of Office programs when installing Office 2010 - Excel -

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I have MS office 2003 installed in my desktop with windows xp. Most of the documents which I receive of late is in 'docx' format of 2007. I installed the file format converter to read word 2007 documents in my word 2003. After a couple of months, this develops errors and I am not able to read 2007 documents. Sometimes even after reinstalling the whole 2003, followed by format converter to read 2007 documents, it develops errors.

Can I install MS office 2007 in another location keeping MS office 2003 in its present location?
Can both of them co exist? or would 2007 remove 2003 and upgrade to 2007.

Kindly advise. Thank you.


Answer:MS office 2007 and MS office 2003

If you install Office 2007, 10 or 13 it will upgrade Office 2003. They cannot coexist. All old .doc documents can be read and saved as a .doc or saved as .docX
Save a Word 2007 document in .doc format - Word -

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i have a computer with office 2003 installed on it, and recently i installed office 2007 on it. however, everytime i open access 2003 the "preparing to install" wizard opens, and has to configure office 2003. same happens when i open access 2007, the "preparing to install" wizard opens and then it has to configure office 2007. i recently had this experience with word, and managed to fix that, but i don't know how to fix this problem with access. thanks for your help.

Answer:office 2003 and office 2007

See here:,76886.0.html

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hi guys,So heres my problem - I have office 2003 proffessional and office 2007 proffesional running on my machine at the moment. I have had no problems with either of them and can easily switch between one and the other however i recently bought office 2003 practice exam software and installed it on my machine but whenever i try to use any of the practice exams it keeps opening up with 2007 and I can't seem to find a way of running the software so that it opens with 2003 which i need at the moment.Any help would be appreciatedthanks

Answer:office 2003 / office 2007

Start Office 2003, go File>Open, and open what you want.

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I have a friend asking me if it's worth it to buy Office 2007 or should she buy Office 2003? (I think she has the option of either right now through her school (although that might be bad info and they might only sell her 2003 right now if she tried to buy it).

Anyone know of any compelling reason to go with one over the other?

Thanks in advance for any input you can give,


Answer:Buy Office 2007? or buy Office 2003?

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I have the Office 2003 CD with Key ect. installed works;-)

My question can I download the Office 2007, install it over the 2003.
use the key for 2003 on the 2007, or must I buy a new key...

Answer:Office 2003 to Office 2007

Originally Posted by storsett

I have the Office 2003 CD with Key ect. installed works;-)

My question can I download the Office 2007, install it over the 2003.
use the key for 2003 on the 2007, or must I buy a new key...

New Office = New Key

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I have a PC running Vista Home Premium (beautifully!) and also have Office Pro 2003 installed.I am getting Office 2007 (Full version) shortly and have read on other posts that you can use it to upgrade an existing installation of 2003.My query is can I install 2007 without it upgrading or removing 2003 and run them side by side for a while?

Answer:Office 2003 to Office 2007

Not sure about upgrade, but there are problems with 2003 reading 2007 word exel etc. you may have to download a patch from microsoft

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Just been given full Office 2007 by Microsoft (Yes, Big Bill does occasionally give away things to paying customers that don't live in the "Dark Continent"!!!)and can't make my mind up whether to upgrade from Office 2003. Suggestions/problems would be helpful.

Answer:Office 2007 or Office 2003

gofor 2007 big improvement i think,

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I have MS office 2003 installed in my desktop with windows xp. Most of the documents which I receive of late is in 'docx' format of 2007. I installed the file format converter to read word 2007 documents in my word 2003. After a couple of months, this develops errors and I am not able to read 2007 documents. Sometimes even after reinstalling the whole 2003, followed by format converter to read 2007 documents, it develops errors.

Can I install MS office 2007 in another location keeping MS office 2003 in its present location?
Can both of them co exist? or would 2007 remove 2003 and upgrade to 2007.

Kindly adv... Read more

Answer:MS office 2007 and MS office 2003

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I am considering upgrading from 2003 to 2007 I was wondering whether all my email address contacts and my pop3 smtp settings will automatically migrate to 2007or do I have to import all details etc, any comments would be appreciated many thanks

Answer:office 2003 pro to office 2007 pro

They migrate automatically - at least, mine did.

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I have Office 2007 Basic and Office 2003 Basic. I was just wondering, what is the difference between the two versions?

-- Jesse

Answer:Office 2007 Vs Office 2003

In MS Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the new Ribbon system which can get confusing, but is a real help at times. There are many cool features on Office 2007 that are nice, but not necessarily needed. Office 2007 saves its files in a different format (.docx), but still supports the standard .doc format. All in all I find MS Office 2007 very useful and more powerful than Office 2003, but 2003 is excellent, and gets the job done nicely. Most changes are GUI based in Office 2007.


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I just purchased a Win 8 laptop (HP Pavilion Notebook PC) for $400, after returning a Surface Pro 2 (total cost $1500 +).
The Surface Pro 2 with touch screen was a nightmare to use.
The HP has a no-touch screen and I like that.

I want to keep up with the technology so that is the reason for the new HP unit.
I have Office 2003 on the XP and I am aware that it most likely will not perform on the Win 8 device.
So, do I buy Office 2010 and will it work the same way, allowing me to store all my emails on the hard drive?
Or, does the new Office 2010 or 2013 store that info on a remote server (cloud)?

Additionally, is there a way to emulate Windows Xp on the
new computer, not that itís a major requirement, just curious?

Answer:Solved: Will OFFICE on WIN 8.1 work like Office 2003?

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We are wanting to up-grade our current Office suite Office 2003 to either Office 2010 or Office 2013.  Our PC's are running Windows 7
I would just like to know what peoples opinions and advice is on this?

Answer:Up-grade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 or Office 2013

 I can't speak to Office 2013, but I've done numerous upgrades to Office through 2010.  When you install the new version, you have the option to keep the old version or just replace it.  Starting with Office 2007 the familiar menu bar has been replaced with the ribbons which take a lot of getting used to for folks used to older versions.  There's a little program called UbitMenu that will add most of the menu bar functions back in the 2007 and 2010 versions that a lot of folks find helpful.  If you do opt to have two different versions installed at the same time, what happens is that when you switch from one to the other, it goes through a juggling act that takes a minute or so.  It's a bit of a pain, but if you need it, it could be a convenience.
Good luck.

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So I wasted an install of MS Office 2007 on a crappy laptop. I fully uninstalled it. I was hoping that would allow me to use the key again for an install.

After being told "no this is not possible at all"... it worked?

Any idea why?

Answer:Solved: Office 2007 - making a key good again?

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hi all i have a genuine 07 office pro that i am trying to install, i have previously tried a beta version and have also had office pro 2003 version on my laptop

when i start the cd it starts to initialize then says office 07 cannot install as previous version of 07 have been found uninstall before continuing

i have gotten rid of all traces that i can find through the registry in safe mode with uninstaller pro but i still get the same error

i am running media center with an upgrade to vista premium

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When I try to open a 2007 Word or Excel document I recieve as an attachment in Outlook 2003, I get the following message:
"This action is only valid for products that are currently installed". Office 2007 compatibility pack was installed and it still did not work.

I then uninstalled Office 2003, uninstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack and then I ran CCleaner to clean up the registry. I updated my OS (currently has Windows XP SP3) with all updates, reinstalled Office 2003, installed Office 2003 SP 3 and then reinstalled the Office 2007 compatibility pack.

I still get the same message when I try to open an Office 2007 attachment in Outlook 2003.

OS is Windows XP SP3 fully updated
Office 2003 SP 3 fully updated

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek

Answer:Solved: Cannot open Office 2007 documents even with Office 2007 compatibility pack in

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I need to make a document for an "Examination of Lifting Equipment". The document needs to have information inserted into titled boxes, and also to have "tick" boxes where an X can be inserted to indicate a Yes or No answer. I need the template to be locked, but the paragraphs where information needs to be added each time there is a different examination made, to be accesible. Is it best to use Word, or even Excel, and how to I protect the separate elements of the document.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 Making a Template & Locking

is create a form template, and here's how you do it in Word 2003:-1. The heart of the form is the fields that you create for subsequent data entry. These take the place of the blanks on a pen-and-paper form, and come in several different types.Text fieldsThese are basic data fields. They allow your users to enter text, which includes letters, numbers and symbols. You can control the length of these fields (the default length is unlimited) as well as the format of the text. You can force the text to be uppercase, lowercase, etc. Text fields can also contain numbers, and can even perform calculations with the numbers. They can also be set to contain the date or time.Check box fields To be used to mark a selection.Drop-down form fieldsThese are drop-down boxes that allow you to give the user a list to choose from. They are limited to 25 entries.2. The Forms toolbarThis has the buttons you need to create a form. To view it, go to the View menu, and select 'Toolbars' and then 'Forms'. You'll see(from left to right):a) Insert text fieldb) Insert check boxc) Insert drop-down boxd) Edit field optionse) Draw tablef) Insert tableg) Insert frameh) Turn field shading on or off (This only affects what you see while working on the form; the fields are not shaded when you print)i) Reset form fieldsj) Lock form3.Once the Forms toolbar is open, you can start placing form fields into the document.4.It's a good idea to protect your form as you go along. Go to Tools and choose 'Protect document'... Read more

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guys, i have office 2007 and 2003... and i want to run both MS Office. The reason was this... I am the only here in my home that knows about the new features of 2007 and they only familiar with 2003 so that i installed both offices in my computer. but, there was a problem. everytime we will use 2007 then later we weill 2003 it needs to re-install before we can use it. is there a any i can do to use a default office to prevent reinstalling? for example, i will make the 2003 as default then in later i can use 2007 without reinstalling it.

Answer:MS office 2007 and 2003

We need more information

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Hi All,

I want both versions of MS Office run independently on my XP Pro. However, I tried to install one, it would replace the previous one. Since certain people still don't have Office 2007, that's why I need Office 2003 runs. Can this be arranged and is it bad idea to have both running on the same windows. I know that files compatibility may be a problem. Thanks for you input.

Answer:MS Office 2003 & 2007


File compatibility isn't a problem because Microsoft Office 2007 can open files from previous versions of Office, and can also save files in the 'old' format so that they are compatible with older versions of Microsoft Office.

For example, when using Microsoft Word 2007, instead of saving the document as a .docx document (which is the new, Word 2007 format), you can save the document in the old document format instead, which is .doc.

When saving a file in any Microsoft Office 2007 application, make sure you choose to save using the format compatible with 97-2003 Office versions:

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maybe someone knows about this stuff. My employers would like to see a comparison between Office 2003 and office 2007 (beyond office 2007 is shinier)... does anyone know of any website which does a side-by-side comparison of the two, features, enchancements, whatnot? I don't want the official MS one, as it's all MS hype

Answer:Office 2003 vs 2007

Office 2007 is Beta and unfinished so any comparison is worthless at present, if their are any reviews on the two side-by-side.

some reviews

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I have just bought a new PC for my adult daughter and her two children, aged 6 and 8.I now need to get word processing etc to install on this PC.At school, the children are being taught on Office 2003.If I get Office 2007, are they likely to become confused between school (2003) and home (2007), bearing in mind their ages?Or should I confidently install the later version (2007), rather than something five years old?Unfortunately, I do not know how the two versions compare and I don't want the kids to suffer from the wrong choice, as they are just learning how to use computers.Also: I am aware of the cheap student versions of 2007, but can anyone please advise the "best" (cheapest!!) source of 2003, in case I have to get that version?Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Do I buy Office 2003 or 2007?

I would go for office 2003 you need a compatability pack to run 2003 apps. in 2007click here

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I think that ms office 2003 is better than to use 2007. It is very simple for easy to use. Company also provided an new version of 2007. There are something difference to 2003 and 2007. In 2003 you can find different time tool so go on sub menu. and the 2007 more type of is outside mean all standard tools you can easily find.

Answer:ms office 2003 and 2007

So, do you have a problem, other than your perceived preference?

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i have both office 2003 and 2007 and i'm not sure if i should load 2007 onto my new system with vista 64. i'm concerned that 2007 has too many features that i don't need and i won't like its slightly different interface.

any thoughts?

Answer:Office 2003 or 2007?

Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Office version you installed and don't want -> Remove.

It's not really that hard to play with both.

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I need to install Microsoft Professional on my daughter's laptop (Windows Vista) for her to use for community college classes, I am not sure which version the college has, 2003 or 2007.

My questions:
1. Which is better, 2003 or 2007? ( I can save about $100.00 buying 2003)

2. If she saves something from Office 2007 (word, excel, or any program) on a jump drive, and tries to open it with the Office 2003 on the college computers, will it work? (note: she is a high school dual enrollment student, and the prof. is not allowing them to bring personal laptop to class because last year some students played games instead of doing classwork on their laptops, the classroom has college owned computers in it)

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Answer:Office 2003 vs. 2007

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Question: office 2003&2007

We have both office 2007 and 2003 installed on our computers. If a user tries to click on a file it opens in 2007. A few users want it to default to office 2003 not 2007. Is this possible?

I tried changing it in folder options and pointing it to 2003 but it didn't have any effect.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:office 2003&2007

Are they using the same PC? Or is this on different pc's? \If each user have different pc's you can just uninstall one or the other to accommodate the user. If not, if they dont have different profiles, then it will take some tricks, or theres not haps in doin so.

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Was talking to a guy today at and he confuses me... maybe someone here can help me understand what he meant.

He tells me that Office 2007 licenses are out now, but the media is not available for another month.

Sooooo he tells me he will send me the 2003 media kit, and when the 2007 version becomes available I will be able to update to 2007 automatically via an update tool(Windows update??).... he seemed VERY unsure of himself, and wanted to verify is this is correct or not. OR will I have to purchase ANOTHER media kit in another month, when the 2007 becomes available?? He says no, just upgrade it online.

Thanks a ton for your guys help.

Answer:Office 2003 to 2007

Office 2007 is out for businesses with volume license agreements, MSDN, and TechNet subscribers. Plus you can probably pick up free copies at various launch events around the country if you're an MS partner.

I haven't heard a single thing about updating Office 2003 to 2007 online, so i'm gonna guess that's a load of crap.

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I have Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 installed on my PC, however when I have checked in my add and remove prgorams, Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003 still appears there as well. Can I safely uninstall the 2003 edition and its updates?

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Hello friends, my WinXP Home pc has Office 2003, not 2007. I need to have 2007 to be able to open 2007 documents. Is there an upgrade path from Office 2003 to 2007, or I will need to get 2007, uninstall 2003 and do a complete install of 2007? Please advise. Thanks.

Answer:OFFICE 2003 TO 2007

This what you need?click here

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Hello, today the automatic update performed
Cumulative update 1703 and
MS Office 2007 update, the KB numbers follow

on a machine with CZECH Windows, Office 2007 installation was also Czech.

After the update, my Outlook 2007 started to speak half Czech and half Swedish or what
(see image). Can that be fixed?

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on the same computer, as i am still unfamiliar with office 2007

Answer:is it possible to install both office 2003 n 2007

Quote: Originally Posted by kf10

on the same computer, as i am still unfamiliar with office 2007

yes it is.

I have all three 2003,2007, and 2010 on the same machine in the same partition.

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I have Office 2007 installed on Win7, but I need to use and do an online course for 2003 Exel.
Is it possible to just install the 2003 Exel and leave 2007? Any conflicts if I do this?
Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 and reinstall the complete Office 2003?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Office 2007, but need 2003 Exel?

ugh, never easy or fun...

So let me start by saying it's much easier to start from scratch (nothing installed).

You'll need to enter the advanced installation options for both 2003 and 2007 office installers.

So if you start with 2007, you'll click advanced setup and uncheck excel from that selection...

Then when you pop in your 2003 disk/iso/exe... You'll enter advanced setup and uncheck EVERYTHING but excel.

Good luck, this is usually a huge pain -- don't forget to update both suites once installed

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I now have both Office 2003 to 2007 on my computer and would like to get rid of 2003.

Is there a best way to do that? Will files be backward compatable?


Answer:Office 2003 to 2007 Uninstall

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I have both Office 2003 and Office 2007 on my computer. I want Excel and Word 2003 to be the default programs to open files when I double click on them from e-mails etc. Somehow, and I don't know what I did to accomplish it, I got Word 2003 as the default program. I tried all sorts of things to no avail to make Excel 2003 the default program, but no luck. I've tried the normal "open with" assignment, but Excel 2003 cannot be brought into the Open With Default Program List. What am I doing wrong? Any ideas on how to force this to happen? Before my HD crashed, Excel 2003 was the default program, but I set that up with help more than 2 years ago and I cannot remember what was done.

Answer:Have Office 2003 & 2007 On My Computer

It looks like you will have to mess with the registry a little bit

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SO heres what happened. I had office 2007 installed but i needed to uninstall it and install office 2003 because I am going to school from home and have to have 2003.

I uninstalled 2007 then installed 2003 and nothing would work right, all of the files that should have been word documents would not work with 2003 and anytime I tried to just open word by itself (without opening from a file) it would say it was installing the program (this happened every time i tried to open it)

I uninstalled 2003 and reinstalled 2007 hoping it would be ok because there was a file i really needed well now 2007 is doing the same thing even though the files I made were with 2007 and it is also doing the thing where every time I opened word it would try to install/configure itself.

How can i completely uninstall 2007 and any legftover traces. I'm hoping that once I do that and reinstall that all will be fixed.

Answer:Problems with office 2003 and 2007

Not sure why you are having problems re-installing Office 2007.

As for why you couldn't open Office 2007 documents with Office 2003 applications, Microsoft changed the file formats for 2007. In 2007, you should have the option to "Save as" using an older file format or you can get a Compatibility Pack for Office 2003 that will let you open Office 2007 files. More information at ...

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I have a user that is running office 2003. He had the need to use access 2007. So I removed access 2003 and installed access 2007. Ever since then he gets a windows installer, installing office professional plus 2007. So I did some reading, microsoft suggested to uninstall all office applications. So I installed office 2003 minus access. I then installed office 2007 only access. Since this time the user states that the above mentioned installer justs randomly pops up (about 2 times a day), when the installer finishes it requires the machine to reboot. Any ideas what could be causing this........

The installer window does not specify what its trying to install. It just says "office professional plus 2007"............

Answer:Office 2003 and Access 2007

There is a direct conflict between Access 2007 (or other Office 2007) programs and Office 2003 programs.
The problem appears to be in the Registry and involves the .dll files that are common to both suites of Programs. As they are not compatible each time you use a program that conflicts with the .dll file it asks you to re-install to get it's own one. So the reason that you get less since uninstalling Access 2003 is there are less conflicting .dll files involved.
This is quite well documented on other forums.

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Answer:Replace office 2003 with 2007

First, you should learn how to use the shift and/or the caps lock key on your keyboard.Post back after you've had some practice.Posting Tip: Before posting Data or VBA Code, read this How-To.

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whats the main difference for average user between MS office 2003 and 2007 beside from a redesign Interface

Answer:difference between MS Office 2003 and 2007

Couple of articles that may help explain the differences:

Comparison of MS Office 2003 & MS Office 2007 |

Interactive: Word 2003 to Word 2007 command reference guide - Word -

Office Pro Version Comparison -

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Okay, so in my other topic that I started a couple days ago, I recently posted that I reinstalled XP (with my files remaining in a temp folder during [re-]installation). Factory software automatically installed after the actual OS was installed, and boot and whatnot. So, once it all finished, I noticed on my desktop, there was a trial icon for Microsoft Office 2003...When I first got my laptop, the serial key was already there when I first ran Office; and now, it's not there! And I don't have a CD, nor have I ever...BUT, I have an Office 2007 CD and was reading around and became quite skeptical as to what I should do; whether I should install Office 2007 over 2003, or uninstall Office 2003 then install Office 2007...because I read that if I uninstall Office 2003 first, then I'll have a "better, 'cleaner'" installation of Office 2007; and vice versa, with no effect.So does it really matter what I do?Like could I keep Microsoft Office 2003 AND 2007?Upgrading, or something?And supposedly, the

Answer:Office 2003/2007 question

well, if you don't have the serial for 2003, there really would be no reason to keep it, I don't think.

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I have a problem because I need to learn to use microsoft access for a test and the thing is I have Microsoft Office 2007 while the school has Offcie 2003. I really need to know if it is possible to switch from Microsoft Office 2007 back to Microsoft Office 2003 and how?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 -> 2003?

I don't know if it is possible to revert, but would the school be willing to allow you to download access 03 for home use as you are a student there? I know that at least some colleges allow this. If you haven't already asked them it won't hurt to do so.

edit: if they did allow this you would probably have to promise to uninstall the program when no longer a student.

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Soon to get a new PC for my office desk which will come with Office 2007. I need Access for one purpose only - to open and read files created by another program which saves in the Access format. I use it for no other purpose and already have a full retail copy of the 2003 version.The full version of Office that contains Access 2007 costs a bit more than those without it. Question is - can I install the copy of Access 2003 which I already have, to a system which already has Office 2007 (minus Access)installed without messing things up.As usual grateful for any help.

Answer:Office 2007 with Access 2003

Installing office 2007 after office 2003, and all applications still work. Just make sure you change the default folder when you install access from Microsoft Office to say Microsoft Office 2003 otherwise it will overwrite your 2007 installation and cause problems. As I say both versions work fine installed alongside on my XP Pro SP2 machine so I can't see there being any problems. I'd set a system restore point then if it doesn't work you can always roll back.Good luck

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Hi guys

i just uninstalled office 2007 & installed office 2003 but my proble is outlook doesn't want to open please assist

Answer:Downgrading Office 2007 to 2003

VusiS said:

Hi guys

i just uninstalled office 2007 & installed office 2003 but my proble is outlook doesn't want to open please assistClick to expand...

Can you open Outlook in safe mode Run > "outlook.exe /safe" without the quotations....Otherwise do a repair install of MS Office

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I just bought a new computer with Vista and it came with a trial version of Office 2007. I uninstalled it and installed 2003. Every time I open Excel or Word or Access, it tries to configure BCM for Outlook 2007.
I have a CD for BCM 2003, but am not even sure I need it. I've uninstalled everything and reinstalled it. I've tried to change the registry. It still seems to want to install and configure BCM 2007. I'm at my wits end. What can I do?

Answer:Vista, Office 2003, BCM 2007

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i want to share with you all..
my company still used microsoft office 2003 and some of the users used office 2007,
so when they're send file by email, got little problem. because office 2003 can't open office 2007 file. but office 2007 can open office 2003 file.

however, it's make me got a job of that, because many users complain it.
so i try this software from microsoft. file format converter.

when my users use office 2003 and open file from office 2007, that's auto configuration, so it's can open at office 2003.

This the software for download.
Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

Answer:converter office 2003 to 2007

thanx for the heads up mate

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We have different versions of MS-Office 2003 installed on our computers at home. Our daughter needs to have Office 2007 on her laptop, running XP Home, for a college computer course starting next week. The instructor suggested that the 60 day free trial would be long enough to complete the course work. We are considering purchasing the Home and Student version in case she needs it for future class work and updating all of the computers.

Will we still be able to use the Office 2003 programs like Publisher, Outlook and FrontPage if they are not part of the 2007 version?

I remember going from Office 2000 to 2003 at work a number of years ago. The installer warned that no Office 2000 apps were compatible with Office 2003 and would be uninstalled prior to installing any Office 2003 apps. Is this the case for Office 2007 as well?

Answer:Can MS-Office 2003 and 2007 Coexisting on one PC?

A number of people here have said they run both on the same PC with no major problems with one exception - you can only have 1 version of Outlook installed, so either save your old version or uninstall it and install the 2007 version.
However, it seems that Outlook is the least changed of all the programs in 2007, so you may not notice much difference.

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I purchased, and downloaded Office 2007
I HAD 2003 and should have stuck with that.
I HATE 2007
I've lived with the File Edit View Tools, etc toolbar for well over a decade and am running 3 businesses and barely have time to sleep, much less retrain myself on Office software.
Usually there's an option to view your new software as your old software.
I'm not finding that here.
Does anyone know how to set Office 2007 to be viewed as 2003?

Answer:How to View Office 2007 as 2003


Sadly no in Office 2007 the menus and the ability to go back to the old style legacy has been removed.

Some tools emerged to give some of this functinality back, but never tried any of them as got used to the Ribbon Menu fairly quickly and use a fair amount of shortcut keys before and they still work.... did find out that the Ribbon menu did increase mine and others productivity after a month or so as tasks where easy to find as no more going through one menu to find another and another to get to the task. (their is a Starter edition that free, but limited)

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My company (day job) runs a series of Sharepoint 2007 sites, but everyone's computer still runs Office 2003. I've been getting a lot of complaints recently (since the upgrade to Sharepoint 2007) that users can't "save" documents that they have downloaded from the Sharepoint server back to the server.

I have determined that this is because they are not "Checking Out" the file before editing it.

I am running a copy of Office 2007, and I can just click on the file name, and I am prompted to "edit" or "read" the file. With Office 2003, users are not prompted for this.

Is there a way to force Office 2003 to prompt a user to choose between editing a file or just reading it when they click on the file?

I know the users can click the arrow next to the file name to check it out, and then click the file name, but with a complete roll-out of Office 2007 still at least a year away, users aren't going to want to do this.

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I have office 2003 and want to know if I install office 2007 if it will keep all my settings. Especially email contacts in outlook. I still need to be able to save things in the older format for exchanging files with other people.

Answer:Office 2003 to 2007 question

You can keep the 2003 alongside the 2007 if you want.

You can`t keep the old Outlook as it will be upgraded automatically.

Your settings and emails should be retained.

As ever back up vital data before any major changes.

Good page HERE

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