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Solved: Solution for Loss of MS Office Assistant in Windows 7 (MS Office 97-2003)

Question: Solved: Solution for Loss of MS Office Assistant in Windows 7 (MS Office 97-2003)

For those still using Legacy Office (97-2003) on Windows 7, any time you try to activate the animated Office Assistant, you receive a message that "The Office Assistant Requires Microsoft Agent 2.0 or better. The product is available in the Office System Pack." Read the following before installing:

1.) MS removed the MS Agent, which controls the Office Assistant on Windows 7 and above. The Hot Fix below, is contained in a zip file which restores the Office Assistant functionality to legacy Office users on Windows 7. The following link below will show you how to download the instructions to get the Hot Fix back. Note, if you are running Windows XP or below, you already have this installed and need not run it. See the separate Help documentation in MS Office, if your Office Assistant fails to appear in Windows XP or below.

2.) Furthermore, this fix is for Windows 7 only! Not Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or the Windows 10 Preview. You also will need to make sure you know the correct version of Windows 7 on your computer For example 32 or 64 bit. MS should sense the version of Windows 7 you are running, when they email you the instructions for downloading the Hotfix.

3.) The instructions say that this Fix only restores Merlin the Wizard, but it gave me "Clippy" which is the default Office 97-2003 animation.

4.) I was not able to get the Zip file to extract in the C directory or able to find the default file location the first time. But by clicking "Browse" and saving the download link to my Downloads folder, I was able to find and run the zip file extractor and the main Hotfix itself.

Link to further MS Hotfix instructions to Restore Legacy Animated MS Office Assistant to Windows 7 users:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/969168

Jack

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Answer: Solved: Solution for Loss of MS Office Assistant in Windows 7 (MS Office 97-2003)

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Installed Office 2003 on new computer which is running Vista Home Premium 64 bit. Unable to change the Office Assistant image from the paper clip. Receive message "not enough memory to perform this operation.: Computer has 4g of memory! Microsoft says this is an unresolved compatability problem with Office 2003. Any one able to help?

Answer:Office 2003 Office Assistant image

Trust me. I have tried and tried. There isn't a way (that I have found) to get around that message. Sorry .

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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.

Thanks,
Karen

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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When I bought my new laptop I naturally removed all the extra programs and useless crap that came with it. Now I have an entry in the Add/Remove Programs list that I can't remove; Office 2003 Trial Assistant. When I try to remove it, a box pops up that states "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." Then it gives me the option to specify a new path for the file. It is looking for AssistantSetup.msi, but this file obviously doesn't exist since I removed everything.

I've tried to look for the program and file on the Recovery/Driver disc but could not locate it. My next approach will be to download the Office 2003 trial version from Windows.com in hopes that when I install it, the missing file will be restored and then I will be able to completely uninstall the trial version.

If anyone has any other suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Office 2003 Trial Assistant

It may be tied to Microsoft Works. Try the Microsoft Office 2003 Update patch http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_dtlViewDL.jsp?ct=DL&soid=1084051&ref=EV&[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccaddhdlhmgddcgfkceghdgngdgmm.0

Another toy to have is the Windows Installer Cleanup, which may work http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301
 

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Is there is a way to 'schedule' the Out of Office Assistant to turn on automatically? For example, I want to schedule it to turn on today at 5:00 automatically in case I forget to turn it on before I leave work. Any idea? Macro maybe? Thanks!
 

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I have several users reporting the Out Of Office Assistant in Outlook 2003 isn't working. It works fine for others. Here is what I found:

This is Outlook 2003 SP3 running on Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2 in a Terminal Services configuration.

When starting Outlook, the following message is displayed:

Outlook experienced a serious error the last time the add-in 'outex.dll' was opened. Would you like to disable this add-in? To reactivate this add-in, click About Microsoft Office Outlook on the Help menu, and then click Disabled Items.

If you choose to NOT disable the add-in, Out Of Office Assistant works just fine. If you choose to disable the add-in, Out Of Office Assistant no longer works. If you disable the add-in, you no longer get the error when starting the program.

I have re-enabled the add-in by going to Help, About, Disabled Items and by deleting the Resiliency key located at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Resiliency. This is described in this Tech Support Guy thread. Re-enabling the add-in only starts the process over again. I still get the error on launch until I disable the add-in. Mr. Google told me about this error over and over but the fix was always the same and it doesn't work.

The following error is logged in Event Viewer-Application when I launch with the add-in enabled:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Microsoft Office 11
Event Category: None
Event ID: 2000
Date: 6/11/2013
Time: 3:20:23 PM
User: N/A
Compu... Read more

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One person (#1) in our office was away for a few days and put on his Office Assistant to let people know he was away. When he returned, he turned it off. Another person (#2) in our office still keeps getting a return email from #1 with the message that he is out of the office, per the Office Assistant from #1. When #1 tries to open the Office Assistant, he is not able to do that. It appears that the Office Assistant is not there, and we cannot locate it. I checked the HELP in Outlook, and it doesn't seem to even think that that could ever happen. Can anyone HERE help and get the Office Assistant back?

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Every time I start or reboot my computer the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft opens. All that's in it is the folder Office Trial Assistant 2003. It's not in the startup menu. Why does it come up and how do I get rid of it?

Answer:Office Assistant 2003 Folder Open On Startup

It will probably be in the registry somewhere, you can look up the registry entries and find it or get a freeware utility to do the job for you. As for why I really don't know.

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One of our colleagues John is leaving today. His successor Henry is replacing him. As Systems Administrator, I have been asked to re-direct all e-mail messages incoming to John to Henry's email address. So I went into Exchange Server 5.5, puuled up John's properties and selected Delivery Options tab. Inside Alternate recipient, I checked the radio button next to the text box at the bottom and entered Henry's name. I also checked Deliver messages to both recipient and alternate recipient box. Now that all messages sent to John are successfully redirected to Henry.

John's supervisor required me to do 1 more thing. He wants Senders who send messages to John will receive a message "John has left the company. Please contact Henry from now on" as a reply. So I went to John's Outlook 2003, went to Options and chose Out Of Office Assistant to bring up the Dialog box. I checked I am currently Out of the office radio button and entered the text "John has left the company. Please contact Henry from now on", then clicked OK to complete the Out Of Office Assistant arrangement.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work!! What have I done wrongly? Anyone who can help will be greatly greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Best regards
 

Answer:MS Outlook 2003: Out of Office Assistant - reply not received.

Hope this helps:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=262352
 

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I'm running Windows 7 on my new computer, which came with a trial version of Office 2010. Rather than buy the full version when the trial expired, I installed the Office 2003 I had on my old -- now dead -- computer. I now find that I can't open the Word and Excel files I created with the 2010 version. Is there a 'cloud' site where I could send the 2010 files and have them returned to me as standard .xls and .doc files? Or is there a free converter available for download?
 

Answer:Solved: How can I open Office 2010 documents on a computer that has only Office 2003?

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Hello
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.
Thanks
Steve Rehmann
 

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

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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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I have recently had to re-install Microsoft Office 2000 and it has installed the default Office Assistant the paperclip and I miss the cat called Links.

It says it is available from the Office Assistant options but a message says there is not enough memory.

It is on the first CD of the software but I cannot see how to download it.

Can anyone help please?

mygoose
 

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Does anyone know if I can upgrade MS Office XP to 2003? If I can I just buy the MS Office 2003 Upgrade software or do I have to buy something else? I currently have Windows XP as my operating system if that helps!
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: MS Office XP upgrade to MS Office 2003

You should be able to purchase an upgrade to Office 2003, as long as you have a qualifying program in your computer. Once you have upgraded, don't get rid of the older program! You'll never be able to do an uninstall/reinstall without the qualifying program (which I found out to my disgust and chagrin).
 

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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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I still use Microsoft Office 2003. I have a database built that I have used for years with the Access. Since I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro, I have been unable to get it to open so I can add information. Well, it opens but only as "Read-only". I tried everything to get this to work. I finally called Microsoft and tried to get the Windows 7 group to help but they told me they would have to get the Office group involved in a three-way conversation. Anyway, long-story- short, they each blamed the other for the problem. No one wanted to say it was their issue. Finally the Office tech support said they would help but it would cost me because of the software being so old. Even though it worked great until the upgrade to Windows 7.

So, I fixed it myself. This is how. I downloaded the New Microsoft Office 2007 trial version and installed it. Opened my old database and it worked fine. So, I saved that datebase again with a different name. Closed the Office 2007, uninstalled it. Ran my database with Access 2003 and it now works.

Don't ask me! I can't say why or how but it works now.

Believe me ... I tried everything before installing that trial version of Office. I could not get it to quit telling me it was "Read-only". I changed everything I could find.

Anyway, it works now. Just in case one of you out there in the world runs into this same issue and doesn't want to pay the Office Tech Support group to try and fix it ... and then tell you they... Read more

Answer:Office 2003 with Window 7 Issue solution

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Yochanan


I still use Microsoft Office 2003. I have a database built that I have used for years with the Access. Since I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro, I have been unable to get it to open so I can add information. Well, it opens but only as "Read-only". I tried everything to get this to work. I finally called Microsoft and tried to get the Windows 7 group to help but they told me they would have to get the Office group involved in a three-way conversation. Anyway, long-story- short, they each blamed the other for the problem. No one wanted to say it was their issue. Finally the Office tech support said they would help but it would cost me because of the software being so old. Even though it worked great until the upgrade to Windows 7.

So, I fixed it myself. This is how. I downloaded the New Microsoft Office 2007 trial version and installed it. Opened my old database and it worked fine. So, I saved that datebase again with a different name. Closed the Office 2007, uninstalled it. Ran my database with Access 2003 and it now works.

Don't ask me! I can't say why or how but it works now.

Believe me ... I tried everything before installing that trial version of Office. I could not get it to quit telling me it was "Read-only". I changed everything I could find.

Anyway, it works now. Just in case one of you out there in the world runs into this same issue and doesn't want to pay the Office Tech ... Read more

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Hello,

I am running Office 2003 on Windows 7. My PC is only 6 months old and everything has been running like butter. All of a sudden Office files open slowly when double-clicked from their respective locations (they would normally blink up). If I open Word or Excel and then open the files from there, they open quick. Outlook on the other hand, is just slow to load up...which it wasn't before.

I did a ton of research online and couldn't get a clear fix. My thoughts are:
Anti Virus? (I'm using AVG Free)
Ad-Aware Free? (Ad-Watch live is on...however it was on before)
Windows update or office update?

But obviously I'm here to get your thoughts. It's a pain in the ass when I bought a new PC so it could perform quick, and now spreadsheets and email take 20 seconds or more to open.

Openfaced

Answer:Office files open slowly (Office 2003 / Windows 7)

I just wanted to add that when I disconnect the PC from the internet, the problem seems to go away?

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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
Rafaqat

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

Hi,
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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My PC OS is Windows 7 Pro and I am using Office 2003
 
I want to install Office 2010 on it.
 
I don't want two Office programs but I do want to keep My Doc's etc in the new Office 2010.
 
What is the procedure? 
 
fred93

Answer:Installing Office 2010 on a PC that is running Windows 7 and Office 2003

Hi fred93 The documents you created with Office programs aren't related to it. You can simply uninstall Microsoft Office 2003, and install Office 2010 and you'll be able to use them again. Simple as that.

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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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Hello, please help, this is really bugging me.

Office 2000 works absolutely fine for quite a while, and then all of a sudden...

When I click on the Office Assistant button or try to use a wizard I get this error message:

There was a problem starting the Office Assistant. Would you like to try reinstalling it?

This happens across all Office apps, and just happened out of the blue, one day, I have no idea why!

I noticed the Office Assistant wasn't coming up, and click on it, then got these problems.

When I click yes to the error, it does try to reinstall, but in the end gives me another message:

The Office Assistant could not be started. Please repair the Assistant by running Office 2000 setup and selecting "Repair Office 2000".

I then try this to no avail. Also I have looked on Microsoft support and have overwritten my oleaut32.dll file, then reinstalled Office as suggested, no improvement. Also tried to set the Office Assistant to run from my computer instead of CD-ROM as shown in another Microsoft support artice, but it was already set to run from my computer, so Office Assistant still doesn't work!!!

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks guys, love this forum.
 

Answer:Office Assistant Problem - All Office 2000 Applications

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Hello,

Just wondering if some of you guys can list some of the problems you guys encountered working with Windows/Mac Office files.. Such as PPT, DOC, XLS etc

Im created a excel sheet with problems that users might encounter when opening files on a Mac office that was created on Windows Office..... Or vise versa..

Thanks guys!!
 

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A bit of background for my issue/question:

In order to sync my Windows Mobile phone to my computer I have to have Microsoft Outlook installed. However, my version is Office 2000. I cannot use Virtual XP on this particular computer (it's just a netbook) to use Office 2000 that way, but I did try that on my other computer, which runs Virtual XP beautifully. Unfortunately, it would not allow the syncing of the phone via the Virtual Machine. The more research I do on this issue, it seems Office 2000 is not really compatible with Win7, thus why I tried the Virtual XP thing in the first place.

So, my actual question is:

Does anyone have experience with Office 2003 and Win7? Are there issues running that? I'm sure Office 2007 is recommended, but I'm just looking for any insight anyone might have to offer from your own personal experience with running Office 2003 and Windows 7.

Just some additional information I thought I would put out there and if any one has any insight/solutions into these, that is welcome as well!

Windows 7 does install and run Office 2000, there are just some annoying quirks:

1. I had to copy over wab32.dll and wab32res.dll from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System into C:\Windows\System32 to get the address book to work in order to send messages or really do anything useful in Outlook.

2. I cannot select Microsoft Outlook as the default mail program. It doesn't even come up in the default programs list. That is why I cannot sync my phone up, because it... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Vs. Office 2000 Vs. Office 2003

Look here:

- Google Search

I know Office XP is mostly compatible with Win 7, but I think the Outlook component is not.

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i'm running windows xp, and i have Micorsoft outlook version 2002.
i went to put on the out of office assistant, but i couldn't find it under the tools menu.
so i went to tools, options, other (tab), advanced, then clicked on add-in to add it in, however i found only one option "Exchange extension property pages" , nothing else and that option was already checked off.
now i went to install, i selected randomn files from the ones displayed ,and clicked open, it just went to the previous windows where it shows the add-in options with check marks next to them.
another computer with the same OS and version of Microsoft Outlook, the out of office assistant is under the tool menu and it's working fine.

i really need some help on this.

thanks
 

Answer:Solved: out of office assistant

Do you connect to an Exchange server?
 

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Hello. I have some .xls files on a cd which I could open fine until yesterday. The files were created on my Acer Aspire 5732Z (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium system x64 - based pc) using Microsoft Office Excel 97-2003.

Yesterday, I opened the cd on a different laptop (Acer Aspire 5733 64 bit operating system - windows 7 home premium, service pack 1). This laptop opened the files using Microsoft Excel starter 2010. I saved the files back to my cd when I'd finished, then safely ejected the CD using the correct method.

Now when I insert the CD into either pc, it show the CD drive but there are no visible files, so I can't open anything. I tried the error checking tool, but it can't check for errors as it says "windows cannot access the disk".

Can anyone help me open the files please? I have all the files backed up elsewhere, except for the two I worked on yesterday, but I really don't want to have to type them up again unless I absolutely have to as it will take me many hours. Any help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot access Office excel 97-2003 .xls files after opening in Office Excel S

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Our out of office assistant is only replying internally, never seen this before. Has anyone got any ideas?

Cheers,
Dan
 

Answer:[SOLVED] Out Of Office Assistant only working internally (Anyone?)

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Will Office 2003 run on a new installation of Windows ME or does ME need some type of service packs or updates first?

Somebody at work is trying to resurrect an old computer at home and asked me for help. They said it came with Windows ME and at least MS-Word installed when they bought it. They also said they later installed a full retail version of an Office 2003 package with no problems. They stopped using the computer a year or so later because of possible viruses and/or corrupt systems files and it was easier to just buy a new computer.

They said they still had the original set-up discs that came with the PC and still had the Office 2003 package. I suggested the best thing might be to wipe the hard drive with DBAN and start over. They wiped the HD and re-installed Win ME with no problems.

The Office 2003 installer seemed to go through most of the default installation OK but at the very end it reported that Office 2003 was not compatible with the current version of Windows. No Office programs appear in the start menu.

If Office 2003 is supposed to be able to run on Windows ME, what are they doing wrong?
 

Answer:Solved: Installing Office 2003 on Windows ME?

It was the first Google hit.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822129

No, it's not compatible with Windows ME which would explain why a message stating such is displaying.
 

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Hey Guys,

I am getting a new computer next week with Windows 7. I have MS Office Student Teacher Edition 2003. I think I have one install left for it. My question is if I am able to install it successfully and do the product activation, will I get the Service Pack (MS Office 2003 SP-3) through Windows Update? Since Office 2003 is supported until April 8, 2014, I would assume yes that should not be a problem. I know I can also download the Office 2003 SP3 manually.

I don't want a newer version of MS Office, because I hate the ribbon. If I can't get MS Office 2003 to install and activate on Windows 7, I am getting Open Office.

Jack
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 and Office 2003 Student/Teacher Edition?

I have Office 2003 under Win7 and get the updates.
Kingsoft Office free is smaller and more like MS Office. Softmaker Office has some free versions and is very good even if you pay for it and they do educational Licences which are interesting. I have a paid for 2012 Softmaker licence £20 that allows Portable use on USB stick.
 

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I was successful in installing Office 2003, activating it, and updating in Windows 7, but every time I open any one of the Office apps I have to click accept on the EULA box.† Is there any workaround to make the box go away permanently?

Answer:Office 2003 installs but EULA box appears every time I open an Office application

right-click on a shortcut to one of the apps, and select "Run as Administrator".After you do this once, you won't have to do it again.

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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.

Regards,
Jeff
 

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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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Having upgraded my desktop PC to Office 2010, I need to import three seperate letter template files for use in Word. These were lost during the upgrade but are on my laptop, which still runs Office 2003, as .dot type files and I also have them copied to a memory stick. However, I am at a loss as to how and where to save them into the new programme on my desktop PC. If it makes a difference, I should add that I do not use Libraries and have disabled them.
Can anyone advise please?

Answer:Importing template files from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Problem solved - with a bit of advice from a friend! Unsurprisingly, it's very simple.

- Open the document in Word
- Click "Save As"
- Scroll to top of folder list and, under "Microsoft Word", click "Templates"
- Name the template and select "Word Template" in the "Save As Type" list
- Save it

I still don't know where they are saved to but I can now call them up and use them.

Cheers

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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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Hi
I had to restore a PC running XP Pro SP2 from the recovery partition. Having done so I had to re-register the Office suite installed on it (Office 2003 Basic Edition).
I had to register the software via the telephone as I do not have the original Cds.
This went fine.

Problem is, every time I open any office app I get a dialog box saying I must accept the licence agreement - If I decline the app will quit. I have accepted in every app and rebooted the PC. But still it appears

Any clues anyone?
 

Answer:Office 2003 askes for licence acceptance everytime an office app is used

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884202
 

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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: pschmid.net - 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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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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Hi,
I plan to update Office Pro 2003 to Office 2013 with Outlook. I need some Advice on how to move all of my Outlook info in 2003 to Outlook 2013.
Thank you, Richard
 

Answer:Update from Office 2003 to Office 2013 saving Outlook

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I did an upgrade installation from Office 2003 PRO to Office 2010 PRO. I had several issues with Access denied on C:\Config.msi. I usually select retry and all is well. I think I may have missed one of the retries before I did the system restart.
Now I get an error 2203 whenever I reboot, and the Office 2003 installer keeps popping up anytime I try to do anything.
I tried uninstalling Office 2003 and was told that I had a corrupted install. I tried re-installing it and it seems to just hang.
I also tried to uninstall and repair Office 2010.

I'm at a loss at this point.

Alan

Answer:Problems after Upgrade Installation from Office 2003 to Office 2010

Do a restore point to before you installed office 2010. then uninstall the office 2003 and do not upgrade.

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Hello,  I recently "Upgraded" my Office 2000 to Office 2003 and now my prior documents will not print?  Searching/asking for assistance on how to rectify!!

Answer:Printing problem after upgrading Office 2000 to Office 2003

I'd start by updating the printer driver, or reinstalling for printer.Dave

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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?

Peter

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.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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As my old Office has more stuff on it than Home and Student, should I uninstall the old programme before installing the nwq 2010 Home and Student version or can I retain the benefit of Outlook,Access and Publisher from the old versions if I install Home and Student without uninstalling the old version?

Answer:Changing from MS Office 2003 pro to MS Office Home and Student 2010

You can run both on the same PC with no problems. Just put the shortcuts you want from each programme on the desktop.

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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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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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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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Hello

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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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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Hi all

I am using Windows XP and office 2003. I am using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to view tif files.

PROBLEM:

1. I open a tif file.
2. I make an annotation change eg: Use the hightlighting tool to hightlight some text. Fine, no problem!
3. I save the document.
4. I close the document and try reopening it:

I get this error:

"The file selected is not a valid Microsoft Document Imaging file"



I recreated my Windows XP profile and this resolved the problem

That was two weeks ago........now the problem is back!

Any ideas?

Pileyrei
 

Answer:Problems with Microsoft office document imaging in Office 2003

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I am new to the site so please forgive any posts I put in the wrong place until I get used to things.

I have just purchased my first laptop and have loaded Microsoft Office 2003 onto it. it is the L300 series.
My problem is that , although I have only loaded Word and Powerpoint sections of the Word suite, it looks like I am out of memory to install the various office assisstants in Word.

When I try to install any other assistants rather than the paper clip, I get a little box that says' you do not have enough memory to install any other assistants'

The laptop details are
Intel celeron t1600
3gb Ram
160GB hard Drive
Wndows Vista Home Premium

Any ideas greatfully received as I am a bit confused as to why I cannot install the other assistants.
I have very little on the laptop at present.
Doty

Answer:Satellite L300 - Can't install various office assistans for Office 2003

I googled and found this solution;

1 ) Download the MSAgent technology
http://activex.microsoft.com/activex/controls/agent2/MSagent.exe

2)Download the MSAgent2.exe file from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E11BF712-7862-45BA-826D-44AE3A11836F&displaylang=en
Run the download, accepting the UAC prompt (the security prompt) and select the option "This program installed correctly"

3) Start the console (command prompt) (type in RUN cmd)

4) type the following commands into the prompt
+copy c:\windows\msagent\agentdpv.dll c:\windows\system32+
+regsvr32 c:\windows\msagent\agentdpv.dll+

I found this advice here:
http://uksbsguy.com/blogs/doverton/archive/2007/07/23/how-to-get-the-office-assistant-office-2003-to-work-in-windows-vista-i-e-remove-the-quot-not-enough-memory-quot-error-messages.aspx

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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.

Outlook
Word
Excel
Access
PowerPoint
 

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Hi
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 description...no Visio viewer etc...
Any thoughts?
Rgds
Rod

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)
or
Visual Studio 2005 or SP1

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This isn't an upgrade. I bought the full version Office Professional 2003 and would like to install it over what I have now. I had Office 97 and an upgrade CD to Office 2000. Will I lose anything to install Office 2003 over Office 2000? I have WinXP home if that makes a difference.
 

Answer:Can you install Office 2003 Professional over Office 2000

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Hi,

I need an advice. I currently have Office xp 2002 with frontpage installed and got Office 2003.
DoI need to uninstall my Office xp before installing Office 2003? if so how do I save data from my Outlook 2002 and transfer it to Outlook 2003?

Or do I just install it? I'm a newbie on this, good advice is appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Installing Office 2003 over Office xp/2002 with frontpage

Im no expert but when I put 2003 after office XP it brought all my addresses with it, but dont delete 2002, thats when I had problems but that might just be me.
 

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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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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?

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 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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Just about to install office 2003, but want to check if it is possible to open Office 2003 files with Office 2000 with minimum loss.Any experience?

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

you should have no problems as i run office 2003 and my co-workers run office 2000 and they can open fine.I think it is only if you start encryting them that causes a few problems

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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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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 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3/140b4079-8899-4f15-a86c-608babe588bb?auth=1 but you need the original install disc and the key for Office 2003. Or the Office Removal Wizard http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office-2003-resource-kit/office-removal-wizard-HA001140177.aspx
 

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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.

Thanks!
 

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Hi, all. I hope you can help me.
 
1. I was previously working on a 32-bit Compaq computer that ran Windows XP, and I used Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 for my work.
 
2. I bought a new computer, a 64-bit Dell running Windows 7 Professional, which came equipped with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010.
 
3. Because I prefer the MS Word program on Office 2003 to 2010, I installed that on my new computer with the proper keycode. (During setup, I chose only to install the old Word 2003 -- not the old Outlook, Excel or Powerpoint programs.)
 
4. Installation was successful. The Office 2010 files reside in the Programs directory; the Office 2003 files reside in the Programs (x86) directory.
 
5. I then instructed Windows 7 to open .doc and .docx files with the 2003 Office Word program.
 
6. The problem is: Whenever I choose Word 2003 from the Program menu (or click on an actual doc file), I receive the msinstall message, "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition" for about ten seconds. Then Word 2003 opens. I checked the Windows Event Viewer, which indicates that during this hang, either Word 2003 or Word 2010 is apparently looking for components it can't find.
 
7. Curiously, if I navigate directly to the Office 2003 folder (called OFFICE 11) and double-click directly on the Winword.exe file, Word comes up immediately. It's only when I double-click on an actual file (or invoke Word 2003 from ... Read more

Answer:PLEASE HELP RESOLVE OFFICE 2003 AND OFFICE 2010 CONFLICT

 When you switch between an Office 2010 program and an older Office program, it goes through that configuring process.  I read somewhere that this is because each version of Office has entries in the registry with the same names but are set differently so it has to go through this little gooney bird dance.  If it's the ribbons (and lack of the menu bar) you don't like in Office 2010, there's a neat little program called Ubitmenu you can download and install that gives you an old style menu bar with most of the Office 2003 features on it.
 
Good luck.

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Hello all, the entire Office 2003 suite one day looks old like 2000 or Windows 2000 icons in general.

Does anyone know why this happened and how it could be fixed?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

This had happened to me once but in office 2007. It happened when I tried to open an older file type so It went into compatibility mode, which also changes the layout.

Not sure if its the same thing with office 2003 but go into options, advanced, and see if you can find something like compatibility options or layout.

Anyway if its not their your looking for some kind of option like that so snoop around all the options, views, and windows menus.
 

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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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Is it possible to make Office 2003 works like Office 2000? I like some functions in Office 2003, e.g. Embed TrueType Fonts (I use some special fonts which not many people installed), format protection (the document will be looked the same on my machine as well as other people) and "docuement integrity protection" (other people can read it but not change it).However, GUI and the way of interaction with 2003 are not samething I want. Basically, it is too clever for me. I like the way of 2000 in which I can decide the structure of my docuement. Onc of most critical problem which prevent me to switch to 2003 completly is the copy and paste function in powerpoint 2003, I ask in here, but no solution yet click here.To restate my difficult, my slide in powerpoint does not follow standard structure which powerpoint 2003 forces on users. Each of my slides may have several objects, some Equations (generated by MS Equation editor or Mathtype) one or two graph from MS Visio. In PP 2000, I just Copy and Paste if I need to duplicate a object and modify it later. But I cannot do it with PP2003, the object do not copy properly (size changed) and the whole slide rearranged (possibly follow standard slide structure). I can do it use Paste Special and select correct object type to paste, but this could waste a lot of time if I do it regularly which I do.What I need is some kind of switch (setting change) to make Office 2003 either work as Ofiice 2000 way (such as classic view in Win EXplorer) a... Read more

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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.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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Good Day TSG members

Just would like to do a bit of sharing about upgrading of office 2000/97 - 2003

Currently I am doing an office upgrade for my company and these are some of the problems i encountered. Taking this chance to ask for advises as well.

1. Several office documents (Word, Excel,Powerpoint) images turn upside down when opened in office 2003. I have tried searching for solutions to this problems. However, the closest information i found in in this microsoft white paper regarding office XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;822228

2. Many of my users who migrated from outlook 2000 to outlook 2003 experinced numerous incidents where their email appears blank when it is being sent out to the clients.
The only information i found regarding this is from the microsoft website

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;833986&Product=out2003

I have yet to find a solution to this problem as this hotfix came with a price.

3. The Microsoft Photo editor is taken away in office 2003 and now the users can no longer edit pictures, this is a big problems as most of my users find this software useful in simple graphic editing.

I tried to reinstall the feature from the office 2000 cd... it does work, however, the users can no longer print from the photo editor as it keeps crashing when the print command is issued

4. The photo editor is now replaced by a microsoft picture manager which allows the user to see the graphic file. Howev... Read more

Answer:Upgrading from previous office to office 2003 suites

tben said:

Good Day TSG members

but it seems impossible to solve such problems.And i am starting to be skeptical about the purpose of upgrading of such software, I am starting to feel that it is simply,a piece of junk. Advises anyone?Click to expand...

...as though a non-answer is the answer. I am over on techrepublic too and we are sharing some of the same problems.

Thanks for the link to this site! Very interesting...

Warm regards,
 

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Hiya Everyone.

Here is the little problem I have encounted.
This evening, I installed in my computer Microsoft Professional Office suite 2003.I installed all the components, ie, Word, Publisher, powerpoint, excel and access.
All the applications worked immediatley and correctly except, Access. This application will neither open or run ? I have uninstalled it, re-installed twice, but that particular component will not run.
Any advise would be appreciated.

regards,
Tony.

Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Have you tried downloading Office service pack 2?http://office.microsoft.com/Nice bike, still wish I had my '67Mark

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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'm confused - I'm running Office 2003 as an upgarde from Office 2000 - I keep getting recommendations for upgrades to Office 2000 (e.g Service Packs) - difficult to know whether the upgrades are relevant.....Sheila B

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 service packs

I have Office 2003 Standard (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook) - upgraded from Office XP (2002). However, I also have Frontpage 2002 and Publisher 2002. Office Update therefore offers me service packs and updates for Offixe XP. When it installs, it only updates the components for Frontpage and Publisher - I know because it asks for the relevant CDs.Maybe something similar applies to you?

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Hello,
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 microsoft.com or a reseller.

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

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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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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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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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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?

Karl

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 - Office.com

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Under the title of the portion of the worksheet that I am working with, I want to use text to describe the worksheet that is to follow. I don't want a box that refers to one cell. I want to write continuously, the whole width between the margins of the page, on multiple lines if necessary, just like I was in a text document. I have tried every way I can think of, but can't get it to do what I want - something like how a title works, but without the centering. I want this space to be independent of the rows and columns that are set up in the worksheet. I know there is alt-enter, and I've tried wrap-around. I am hoping that this can be accomplished without importing to or from Word.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows xp, MS Office 2003, Excel. Using text to describe contents of worksh

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To whom may solve this problem,

Since the most recent major Windows 10 update, nothing but trouble and annoyances at several levels.

A galling one is the total disappearance of the well-know MS Office Assistant (whether or not using the animated figures like the paperclip, wizard, etc.).

I am still using an old version of Word (installed when I was still running on XP SP3) - simply because I am used to it and do not like the so-called bells and whistles coming with the newer Office.

Since Windows 7 (whose demise I very much regret because I found it far more stable and less prone to problems than Windows 10), the Office Assistant had been "deprecated" (to use Microsoft's quaint euphemism). But through Windows 7, 8 and 10 prior to that dreadful latest major update, which played havoc with many of my installed programs, there was a way around that particular "deprecation" by downloading and installing a hotfix, using MsAgent 2.0 among other things.

That is no longer the case. Even when downloading Microsoft's still available hotfix, there is no way to regain access to that useful assistant. When trying to install said hotfix installer, one gets an error message saying: "Installer encountered an error: 0x80096002". And no way to get around that error!

When trying to install an available MsAgent 2.0 exe, even by setting its compatibility to a former OS, one gets the error message that it is no longer compatible with Windows 10 (please note that... Read more

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Product
Microsoft Office Excel
Problem
Stopped working
Date
4/4/2010 2:22 PM
Status
Solution Available
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: EXCEL.EXE
Application Version: 12.0.4518.1014
Application Timestamp: 45428263
Fault Module Name: OLEAUT32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a74f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004580
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.2
Locale ID: 17417
Extra information about the problem
LCID: 1033
Brand: Office12Crash
skulcid: 1033
Bucket ID: 645573241
I really appreciate all the good people out there could offer me a solution to solve my MS Excel crashing each time-by teaching me the 'step by step' to put the above solution generated after each crashed to good effect. Thanks. - Marc.
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft office Excel-Pls help to decipher solution

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Hi,

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?

Regards,

Sreeram

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 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a Dell Studio 17. It came with Office 2007 trial which was a bad experience.

I have a MS Basic Office 2003 license and want the best legal way to upgrade at minimum cost.

In the end I need a license for 2010.

1) via Dell
2) via MS
3) box store
4) on line store amazon ?
 

Answer:Going from MS Basic Office 2003 to MS Office 2010

I would say, BOX Store, and get only what you need. If Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Onenotes is fine, then get the Home and student. This comes with a license for three (3) machines, for less than $150.00 US.
But if you need Outlook, then you will have to get the Pro version or better.
 

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I understand that Office 2003 does not have the Office shortcut bar. Is it possible to use the bar from Office XP with 2003? If so, how?
 

Answer:Microsoft Office shortcut bar in Office 2003

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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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I have been a user of Office 2000 since it's inception and always downloaded and applied all service packs, etc. to keep it up-to-date.
Recently a friend had me try Office 2003 to see if I liked it better. I did some data backups, uninstalled 2000 and installed 2003. After several weeks of trial and error I have decided to go back to the simplicity of Office 2000. I mainly use Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point.
I want to completely uninstall 2003 and remove all traces of it then install 2000.
Is this possible to go back to a previous version without any problems?
I know where all of my Word and Excel files are stored and will back them up to be reintroduced to 2000. What about my Outlook files, namely the personal folders containing my address book and existing emails, sent items and deleted items? Is a newer .pst file created using Outlook 2003 recognizable by the older Outlook 2000?Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Goodbyb Office 2003, Hello Office 2000

OL 2003 PST files cannot be read in 2K. If the PST file was created in 2K, then you should be OK.
 

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Last spring, I had to fresh install XP Pro on my laptop and thought that it would be a good idea to buy Office 2003 Professional to replace my old Office 2000. I love it and find that I am very frustrated with the 2000 Pro on my office computer. So, I just bought another 2003 Pro and I have no idea how to proceed to upgrade. Do I uninstall all of the current Office programs? Do I simply stick the disk in the CD drive and let Windows figure it out? Do I build a fire in the parking lot and do a dance? I was successful with a new installation when I did the fresh install. But I do not want to lose all of my Outlook e-mails attachments, and contacts. I have benefited a great deal from the help here in the past. I hope that someone can guide me in the simplest possible way. I am a relative novice/greenhorn.

Answer:Up grade MS Office 2000 Pro to MS Office 2003 Pro?

Each MS Office edition...is a distinct entity, there really is no such thing as an "upgrade" from one version to another.

You could conceivably install each and they would both work, because they are independent of each other.

I suggest uninstalling the version you don't like...install the version that you do like . That's what I do.

You will need the CD for each to uninstall or install.

Louis

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Hi Tech Guys,

I currently use Office XP (2002) and need to install Office 2003 to use emails I was using on another machine.

I deleted Office XP using Control Panel add and Remove Programs, backed up my Outlook .pst file, changed the name of my .pst file from Outlook to Outlook2 for extra security, and ran the disk to install Office 2003 (this disk has been used before and should work).

The Office 2003 disk would not complete as it does not find some .cab files. When I check the disk these .cab files are there so I don't understand.

My machine is a little old but works well, Toshiba Portege 4010 P3 933MHz, 750MB RAM, Windows XP Pro SP3. I have AVG and Malawarebytes installed. 28 GB HD Capacity with 7.26 GB free.

Cookiegal has been helping me with some ther quetions and has seen scan logs etc to know it is pretty clean of malware and other junk.

Is there a solution to this? I have some important stuff I need to access from emails done in Office 2003. Can I open these somehow in Office 2002 Outlook?

All good ideas welcomed.

Thanks
David
 

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A friend of mine has just installed Office 10, which I believe should more accurately be described as Office 2010. Multi page spreadsheets prepared in Office 2003, of certain finances I look after for him, display without lines or columns on his machine. Can anyone throw any light on this please?
Abel

Answer:Office 2003 versus Office 2010

I think your friend will need this

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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,
Lebanon

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 recently switched from Office 98 to 2003 and was used to being able to go to data, export in new Access database (or something like that). This doesn't appear to be an option anymore. Does anyone know of a work-around or MS download or add-in that will allow this?

Thanks in advance....
 

Answer:Office 2003 - no more Office Links in Excel?

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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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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?

TiA
 

Answer:Office 2007 concurrent with Office 2003

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Today, I install Office 2003 on a machine which has Office 2000 on it. According to advices gave on this forum and microsoft web site. This can be done, but I find they are not happy to live together.All other applications are OK but not Word. When I used 2003 and want to back to use 2000, 2000 ask the set up disk to set it up, it find something on disk and work OK. After use 2000 and I want to go to use 2003, again 2003 also ask for disk for setup. Basically, everytime switch from one to another, it ask for set up. This only happens for Word. Any advices would be appreciated.

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 are not happy together

Microsoft state that this will happen ,quote - If you have multiple versions of Word installed on your computer, when you start Office Word 2003, the Windows Installer may run and display a message that states that it is preparing to install before actually starting Word.unquote.Taken from click here .

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