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

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

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?

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

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I've experienced this problem twice in the past week. Here is my current problem:

New Windows 8 computer
Moved Office 2010 install from old computer to new computer
Copied all documents to new computer by installing the old drive in the new computer (NTFS to NTFS)

When trying to open any DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, or PPTX files that are stored in the Documents folder I get permission errors. Word will open an RTF file just fine. If I try to use any Office programs to save a file to the Documents folder, I also get permission errors. I can move the file to the Desktop and work with it just fine. I can then move it back to the Documents folder.

Here are the errors when trying to open files:
Word - Word cannot open the document: user does not have access privileges
Excel - 'C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Book1.xlsx' could not be found
Powerpoint - The path or file name for C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\Presentation1.pptx is invalid.

When I try to use one of these programs to save to the Documents folder, I get the following error:
You don't have permission to save in this location.

I tried copying the files two different ways to eliminate any lingering NTFS permissions. I used a linux box to copy from the old drive to EXT4, then to a linux formatted FAT drive. I plugged this FAT drive into the Windows machine and moved the files over but got the same errors. Next, I copied the files from the old drive to a FAT32 drive using another Windows box. Then I tool the FA... Read more

Answer:Solved: Office 2010 Can't Open Or Save Documents in My Documents Folder

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HOTFIX to correct this issue
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978551


Starting on December 11, 2009, customers who use Office 2003 will be unable to open Office 2003 documents that are protected with the Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or with Rights Management Services (RMS). Customers will also be unable to save Office 2003 documents that are protected with AD RMS/RMS.

Users may receive the following error message when they try to open AD RMS-protected or RMS-protected documents by using Office 2003:

"Unexpected error occurred. Please try again later or contact your system administrator"

Scope: This symptom affects Office 2003 products that are used together with AD RMS/RMS. This includes Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, and Outlook 2003. This does not affect the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Cause:
The expiry date for the license information within the definition file that is used by Office 2003 to enable IRM functionality is set to December 10, 2009. This problem occurs because the expiry date was not renewed. Click to expand...

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Hi,


I need to have Office 2003 and Office 2010 installed on the same computer. They won't be running at the same time, but both will be used occassionally so both of them must be installed.

I read somewhere that this is not officially supported but possible.


What's the proper way of doing so? Do I install the Office 2003 first and then 2010?

Is there a way to prevent the setup from running each time I'm switching between the versions? It takes up a lot of time and I think it's unneccessarry.

I want to set Office 2003 as default and I want Office 2010 to start ONLY if I start it manually or I choose to open a file only supported by the new version (like docx etc)

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2010 on the same computer

See if this Microsoft article helps:

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

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Hello,

since I installed SP1 for Office 2010 I have problems with opening some (not all!) older Word documents created with Word 2003 (*.doc). I get a message that Word can't read the document and it is probably corrupt.

On a other client (same OS, Office 2010 without SP1) I can open the same document without difficulty.

Has anyone an idea?

Thank a lot

Answer:Office 2010 SP1: Problem with opening Word 2003 documents

Hello curuska, welcome to the forum.

Are the two computers accessing the exact same document from the same location, or is the same file saved to their own local disk?

A quick test to try:
Open Word, select File?> Open
Choose the corrupted file (but don?t open it yet)
You will notice that next to where it says ?Open?, there is a little drop-down arrow. Click on this and change the option to ?Open and Repair?, then click on it.

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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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Suddenly I am unable, when in Word or Excel (components of Office 2003 SBE) to navigate to any documents unless they are in the main My Documents folder, ie if they are in a sub-folder within My Documents I cannot get at them. When I try, Word (or Excel) goes into Not Responding mode.However I can get at them by navigating around My Documents using Windowa Explorer, and then open them by double-clicking. I can then edit and save an edited version (though if I try Save As I get the Not Reponding problem again.I have tried removing (via Add/Remove Programs) and reinstalling Office 2003. I have also used System Restore to go back to a time I didn't have this problem. Neither of these helped. Detect an dRepair from within Word didn't help either.Any ideas?

Answer:Office 2003 SBE won't open documents

I am having the exact same problem and it started on April 14th. I even tried the service pack 3 download from Microsoft, reloading MS Office, everything and the problem persists. I am calling Microsoft on Monday, this is very odd.John

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My Office package will not open any of my documents when I click them. It opens the required program, but has no document in it, but if I then double click the document again (while the program is open) it opens fine.

I can open and save document from within the programs, its just the actual documents will not open. When I boot into diagnostic mode they work fine, when I boot inot safe mode they work fine.

I do not have any antivirus software running. I am on Windows XP service pack 2 and also my Office software is up-to-date. Any help please as I'm getting frustrated!

ps
I have read and tried the resolutions on http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/918165?

Cheers!
 

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Hi,

Every time I try to open any of my Word or Excel files, my coomputer tries to install MS Office 2003 & it asks me for the product Key Number. I don't have MS Office 2003 & so I don't have a key number. I have MS Office 2000. So I can't open any of my documents.. This has been happening ever since I downloaded MS's Windows Desktop Search. So I guess the problem is connected to that. How do I get my computer to simply use the software that I have, MS Office 2000, instead of trying to install something new that I don't have? I'm using Windows XP Home. Thanks.
 

Answer:Can't Open Documents. Keeps Trying to Install Office 2003

Did you try uninstalling the Desktop search and see if it still does it.

Not sure if it is a Windows Installer problem or not. You may need to run the Windows Installer Cleanup utility.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301
 

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I have a new computer running Windows 7 Home Premium and Office Pro 2010. Whenever I click on a hyperlink in an open Word or Excel document (or any Office document, I think) that links to a password-protected website, the log-in dialogue from Internet Explorer opens up, even though my default browser (FireFox) is already open, and I am already logged in to the password-protected site. This only happens with links to password-protected pages - others open normally in FireFox.

I have been through my default program settings and file association settings, and manually changed everything I recognize as internet-related to open in FireFox, but it's still happening. The site I can't open is a private WordPress site, so the log-in page is a php file. I tried creating a .php file association, but that didn't solve the problem. The password protection is via an htaccess file, but I don't know enough about that to speculate whether that's relevant (everything starting with http is supposed to be opening in FireFox, according to my settings).

I am in and out of that website all the time, so this is really irritating. I don't want two browsers open, and I don't want to use Internet Explorer, but I can't uninstall it, as I do need to use it to check websites I'm building from time to time. I'd be very grateful for any solutions anyone has to offer.

Thank you!

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I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta, but this morning its intro screen stays stuck at "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run." Googling it resulted in only two threads, neither of them having the answer.

I'm back to using Office 2007, by simply setting my Word and Excel documents to open by Office 2007 by default, but now my Word and Excel icons have become much less pretty, such as my Word icons becoming a very plain "DOCX" icon instead of the normal "blue W" icon. I checked, and the file types are still regular Word documents. Is there a way to get the pretty icons back?

Answer:Office 2010 Problems: "Starting Microsoft Office Click-to-Run" & Unattractive DOCX icons for Word documents.

Regarding changing the icon:
Go to either My Computer or Windows Explorer.
Click Tools, Folder Options, File Types tab.
Scroll down to the DOCX file type (file types are in alphabetical order), click on it one time to highlight it.
Click the Advanced button.
The "Edit File Type" screen appears.
There is a Change Icon button in the top right area.
Click the Change Icon button.
You should have other icon choices to pick from.
Side note: If you don't like any of those icons, you can always hit the Browse button,
and browse to where other icons are, (you can assign any icon to any file type that you want, it is a matter of personal preference).
Icons are found in .exe files (executables), some (not all) .dll (dynamic link library) files, and .ico files.

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Hello everyone, thanks for viewing.

So I logged onto my laptop to work on my university assignment some more, and poof, it won't open.
I keep getting the same error every time.

I can open the file in WordPad but I just get fifteen pages of ">:?:%<":?&:"
I can open it in OpenOffice but the formatting all changes, headers/footers disappear, images disappear, text boxes containing quotes aren't there.

I copied the Open Office version into a new blank Word page; and filled in the blanks (which took me an hour) but when I saved and opened the file; I got the same error.

Hoping it was me doing something wrong with the way I saved it or the default program to open it, I repeated the process taking up another hour; but I'd done it right, and got the same error code.

The default program to open it is Office 2003, the same format I made/saved the replacement file in.
It makes no sense to me. Also, why now? What changed? It was working fine yesterday.
Not done any downloads or scans so I don't know what the changed factor is.

Please can anyone help me, these assignments are dawning upon me and I need to get my finishing touches done before I can submit them, I also don't want to risk submitting a faulty file.

Thank you so much!

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My company recently installed Windows 7 and Office 2010. Every time I try to open a excel file, via a link on our Intranet it asks for credentials.

I ruled out IE, firewall, and the document. I narrowed it down to something in Excel except i can't find it. Its like a security setting.

I was able to open the file when I had Office XP installed but as soon as i installed Office 2010 it won't work.

I've gone into the Trust Center and change settings but nothing seems to help. A pervious answer was given (http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft...cs-2010-a.html) but it didn't work.

Any Ideas

Answer:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Does this happen with just one specific Workbook?

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I installed the Office 2010 software on my windows 7 64-bit laptop however now it doesn't open any of my Office files that are from 97-2003? It opens 2007, but nothing before do you know why? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't open 97-2003 Office docs in 2010

Try this: Overview - Batch DOC and DOCX Converter - Doc to Docx and Docx to Doc Batch Converter. - Batchwork? Software

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Hello,

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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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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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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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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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 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, 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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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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Hi,

Is it possible to have both Office 2003 and 2010 installed on the same computer? (I have licenses for both of them. Some family members prefer the old one, some prefer the new one. That's why.)

If so what are the exact steps to do it? I tried it but 2003 didn't open anymore (it showed error messages)
Also I read updates are not going to work anymore if I do this. Are there any more updates being released for the 2003 edition?
The computer is running Windows 7 Ultimate x86 so it's an x86-only Office (I know it's not possible to mix x86-x64 Office versions but it lets me install 2010 without upgrading the older one)

Also I want to set and keep the older Office as the default handler for all filetypes it supports. How do I do that? 2010 is keep overriding it.

Answer:Office 2003 & 2010 on the same computer

Hello ish4dow

I had both editions of Office 2003 and 2010 installed on my laptop but they did not work so well together
as 2010 was a trial version I just deleted it. So I am not sure if it possible or not maybe other members might be able to shed some light .

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Just bought a new laptop with Windows7 64bit installed-my first exposure to Windows7. I had Office 2007 installed on my old Dell 32 bit machine. I had also recently pruchased Office 2010 and installed that on my new machine.

Now, when I try to open those 32bit 2007 files with 64bt 2011, Iget an error message that "no picture file is available", or words to that effect. When I try to "open with", the only option displayed is "Microsoft Office" with an icon that looks like a picture file. When I try to browse to the proper office program(Excel, for example), there are none of teh Office suite programs displayed, only "Microsoft Office".

I can navigate seperately to the proper progran, Excel, etc., and drag the file into the application, and it opens, and all seems to work OK. I "save as" the proper application file, but it still will not open with double-click on the file name.

I have not seen this particular item in the forums and would appreciate very much some help in fixing this issue.

Thanks,

Grubby

Answer:Office 2010(Win7, 64bit) won't open Office 2007(WinXPr3 32 bit) files

Hello Grubby76, welcome to the forum.

We have an excellent Window 7 File Association Tutorial here:
Open With - Change Default Program

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it's possible that Office was installed improperly, i cannot open any other non Windows app, they all open to Office Word. is this a virus?
 
System Restore opens to Office, Control Panel works normally. How can I fix this?

Answer:Office 2010- the other apps have Word icons and open to Office.

Is this a legally liensed version of MS Office?
 
Sounds as if you didn't install Office...who did, in that case?
 
When was Office installed?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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I bought the 3x family pack for office 2010 but not sure how to install is it just an upgrade or a new install and do I need to uninstall office 2003 first Thank you for any help.
Ray
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3999 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1807 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292841 MB, Free - 199633 MB; D: Total - 12398 MB, Free - 1960 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3612, 09.67, 2CE9367L31
Antivirus: Shaw Secure 9.01, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:office 2003 upgrade to office 2010

There's no upgrade license for Office 2010. It should install just fine over whatever version you have, and it will install just fine on a computer without any previous version installed.
 

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Good afternoon.I am considering updating my office 2003 pro to office 2010pro, my concerns are will my email address, contacts and all my emails migrate automatically, or will I have to export/import. secondly is it possible to run the two office suites along side each other.os is win xp home sp3.many thanks

Answer:migrating from office 2003 to office 2010

"I am considering updating my office 2003 pro to office 2010pro"Why?

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I am thinking about changing from Office 2003 to office 2010 and wondered what is involved.I have quite a few word documents saved in my documents which I need to keep for a while and there will be more.What happens to these if I change to 2010.Are they still visible and will the still be readable.

Answer:How to change from Office 2003 to office 2010

All that is involved is the installation of the new version after uninstalling the old one. Once you have done that all of your documents will remain precisely where you left them and all will be readable by the new program.

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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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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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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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I am a teacher, and have had my students do some assignments on Open Office using machines that run Edubunu. They have then uploaded their assignments and I want to be able to mark them at home but I have windows based Open Office. Will I be able to open their assignments?

Answer:Can I open documents created on Open Office on a linux based system using a windows based Open Office?

Yup!
PS
Your school must be so cool if it uses Edubuntu!

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I've recently got a new machine and had copied my old PST file over. Whenever I go to open it I get "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file C:\Users\*username*\Documents\Outlook Files\*pst file name*"

I created a test archive and was able to open that one (same location ) just fine.
Is there an add-in/converter tool I need to run in order to be able to open my old PST file?

Answer:Open an Office 2007 PST file in Office 2010

How to move your personal folders (.pst) file in Outlook

Also, lots of information about transferring PST files here:
Backup and Restore | HowTo-Outlook

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Hello please help me. well I have office 2007 and office 2003 on my PC. So my friwnd gave me a ppt file that is in office 2010 and unfortunatly i dont have office 2010. if there are any converters to convert this file in offive 2007??? or if there is other way to open this 2010 file?

Answer:Open office 2010 PPT files with Office 2007

2010 doesn't have different file extensions from 2007. docx, xlsx, pptx, accdb. You should be able to open those files in 2007 without issue.Also, it's not really the best idea to have two different versions of Office installed. They can conflict, especially when it comes to macros and equations.

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I now have a new problem, before I managed to open 2007 files by opening Office 2010 and then from inside the application choosing to open a file. The problem I have though is if I just try to open an Office 2007 file then I can't open it, and I can't change the default program to open it.

How do you get Office 2010 to open all the Office 2007 files such as word, excel etc?

Answer:Can't open Office 2007 files with Office 2010!

please don't cross post

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Recently installed Office 2010 (32 bit becuz it was recommended to do so my MS) and now when I send an Office 2007 file to that PC (both PCs are Win 7 64 it) it tries to open the file in Windows Media!!

What the heck am I doing wrong? I'm beginning to think I should not have purchased Office 2010 Pro and stayed with the Office 2007 on all my machines.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Office 2007 files will not open in Office 2010

That is weird.
Could you please describe step by step how you are sending the file to another PC.
Also, please provide more details on what type of the file that is. And if you create a similar file on recipient PC, will it be opened in Windows Media as well?

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I have 2 users that are having the same problem. When they open documents it thinks they already have them open. i have not tried re installing office yet as they are both IT technicians and i do not want to break an of their other systems.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Cheers
Paul
 

Answer:Solved: Office documents think they are already open

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i've been using ms office 2002 for few months. today i when i tried to open ms word it didn't open. then i uninstalled it and installed ms office 2003. now i'm able to open ms word/excel/powerpoint but whenever i save a document i cannot reopen it. in case of ms word the prompt is "the file is unavailable" and in case of ms excel the prompt is "there is a problem with your virus scanner". i'm using norton 2005. i disabled it and again started above applications but problem remained. i was using avg free edition also. but when i uninstalled it i week before it got corrupted and uninstallation was not successful. can someone guide me???
 

Answer:Solved: cannot open ms office documents

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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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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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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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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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I have a Dell Dimension 8200, running Office XP, and I use Microsoft Office Professional 2002. (I bought this computer in 2002)

I have been having a problem for several weeks, ever since I had a number of viruses and other bad things going on with my computer which have since been resolved.

I can't open documents that I had previously created with Microsoft Office. (Word and Excel) When I try to do so, I get a message at the bottom of the screen that says "requesting virus scan" and a timer comes up, but then nothing happens.

I have tried a number of things, including uninstalling and reinstalling Microsoft Office Professional, going to the Help Menu (Detect and Repair) when I open Excel or Word, and nothing works. I was having trouble even opening Word...it would only open in Safe mode every other time I tried to open it, until I read another helpful hint in this forum today about renaming normal.dot. I am hoping that someone will be able to help me with this problem as I am pulling my hair out.

I had someone come to help me clean out my computer when I was having all my problems several weeks ago, and he was not able to figure this one out, either.
 

Answer:Solved: Can't Open Microsoft Office Documents

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3823 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 933222 MB, Free - 890063 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire M3400, , U02G102102674
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Disabled
The trial period was over for the MS Office 2007 trial that came preloaded on my new computer, so I bought and activated the MS Office Home and Student 2010 product key. Afterwards, I had been able to open and edit Word, Powerpoint, etc documents.

I recently uninstalled the MS Office 2007 trial that was on my new computer to try to get rid of "junk" that was taking up space. Now, I can't open open any of the existing documents I have saved on my desktop or anywhere else. The only way I can even save and open a document is to open the (for example) Word 2010 app, make a new document and save it to desktop, and then open the Word 2010 app, File, Open and open it from there.

The message I get when I try to open a document is "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Defaults Programs control panel."

I tried to do that and change .doc file type so that the current default of "Unknown application" would chan... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't Open MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc) Documents

Things got messed up as you uninstalled the trial version after installing the Home and Student version.
You may need to remove the H and S version and reinstall it.
 

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In my office we are using MS Office 2000 & Some of our clients are using higher version of office may be Office 2007. The problem is when we are trying to open these documents in our office it never opened. Is there anybody who can give me the solution for this problem. I know it is a small problem for you all. But please help may be any converter can help me but I don't know which

Thanks in advance

 

Answer:Solved: Unable to open Office 2007 Documents

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When my laptop was cleaned up two weeks ago and returned to factory settings the person who did the work installed office 2010 not sure which version.I did not realise it was on there soOFFICE I reinstalled my version of office 2003.I saw him yesterday and mentioned I had reinstalled 2003 and he said he had installed 2010 so now I have both versions on the laptop.Two questions which is the best and second I have some spreadsheets which were done using 2003 how would using 2010 affect these spreadsheets

Answer:Office 2010 or office 2003

If you Google for the comparison you will read several differing opinions. Lots of people did not like the new Ribbon style when they changed from 2003, it is a personal choice thing. Most say that recalculation in Excel 2010 is faster than in Excel 2003 and they like Powerpoint integration better. Spreadsheets made in 2003 can be read in 2010 but not necessarily vice versa.
Personally I am pleased with the changes, but if you have the space available on your laptop there is no reason why you cannot have both on it. Get used to the differences and then make up your mind later which you prefer.
I presume that the version of Office 2010 that was installed was a legal one and that it has been activated correctly. It would not be good to choose 2010, delete 2003 and then find 2010 will not update etc.

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I have some spread sheets on my laptop which I did using office 2003 but now when I open then they open in office 2010.I cannot remember how it happened but I have 2003 and 2010.As I said if I click on the shortcuts to these spreadsheets they open in 2010 and if I go into all programs and click on say word 2003 they open ok then if I click on 2010 it seems as thogh it is trying to set it up it says activation wizard this copy of Microsoft office is not activated.How do I get it back to how it was.

Answer:Office 2003 or Office 2010

Is it a newish laptop? It sounds to me like you have a free trial version of Office 2010, which you may not have realised, and have also installed Office 2003. The free trial of 2010 has now run out, which is why it wants you to activate it (i.e. pay for it...) If you want to keep 2003 and lose 2010 - which I'm guessing you do - then you should be able to uninstall 2010 from add/remove programs.

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Why is it that when using my laptop I am able to print from a web page, yet when I attempt to print from a program like Open Office or WordPad I invariably get a message telling me that my printer is offline? What must I do in order to be able to print an Open Office or WordPad document? I don't recall having this problem before? I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may be able to help me. Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Why am I unable to print Open Office or WordPad documents?

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My MS Office files have generic icons, and when I open them, Windows asks me which program to use. Office 2010 isn't even on the list. A trial version of Office 2007 came with my laptop. I downloaded the Office 2010 beta, then uninstalled 2007. Since I uninstalled the old Office, all my Office files are no longer associated with Office, and there seems to be no way to remarry them. Office 2010 (beta) doesn't appear in the default programs control panel. The only way I can open those files is to open Word/Excel/etc, and File>Open. I feel like this should be simple. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot associate Office 2010 (beta) with Office file types

Did you uninstall 2007 after you installed 2010?
If so you messed things up and you need to do a repair. Open Word, then the Office button, and then Word Options.
There on the Resources area, run diagnostics and do a repair.
 

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My old computer, which runs like a dream, OS XP Home SP3 512 mbRAM has MS Office Professional 2000 on it.
For my new computer I bought MS Office Home and Student 2010 with three licences.
Can I install Office 2010 onto my old computer beside Office 2000 or must I uninstall 2000 first. Its just that 2000 has some excellent components to it. But I do like the limited format of 2010.
For clarity can I have both or one or the other.

Answer:MS Office 2010 and Office Prof. 2000 on one computer?

Decided to uninstall Office 2000 - its old hat. If I need the extras such as Publisher I shall buy it separately.

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I have Microsoft Works docs saved on my new PC (copied from old PC via flash drive). My new PC (OS Windows 7) does not have MS Works so I downloaded Open Office to use as my word processor. My question-how can I transfer the MS Works docs from their location on my PC into the Open Office software.

Any input appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Open Office software-how do I transfer MS works docs into Open Office applica

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Win 7 64bit with MS Office 2003 Pro with SP3.

Tried opening a 'docx' from a known source created with Office 2007, But my Word would not open it and telling me to download 'file format converter from MS.

Downloaded and installed, still can't open 'docx' and still telling me to download and install the same file.

Opened Control Panel and the 'File Format Converter' file is not shown as being installed.

Tried installing as 'Adminstrator', no joy. My A/virus or Malware show any alarms or any logging of any problems.

Any clues

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot open 'docx' with Office 2003 Pro - Help

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Hello fellas,

i am newbie on working on outlook and webmail..

i just wondering on how can i imports contacts from my ms office outlook 2003 into ms office outlook 2010.

any helps is greatly appreciated..
thanks..
 

Answer:How can i Import ms office outlook 2003 contact into ms office outlook 2010

Here is an article that fully explains the process involved with step by step instruction: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/o...t-has-outlook-2010-installed-HA102544948.aspx
 

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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&... Read more

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

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Hello, I have Windows XP purchased in 2005, and came with Microsoft Office.

I was using Microsoft word early this morning and something happened and now it won't open.

Of all my desktop icons, everything has color except the Microsoft is WHITE, which I suspected right away had been compromised.

I don't have any Microsoft word software, it came with my computer.

Help, can I get it back? I need to write some letters.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Office Word 2003 is gone and won't open

This link should prove useful http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821593 often the installation files are left on the computer under c:\msocache however the above links gives the easy way to repair the installation.
 

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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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I installed Outlook 2003 on my new Windows 7 computer.  When I opened it, it asked for me to set up the accounts and I made the mistake of closing out of it before finishing.  Now I get two boxes that come up-one says Microsoft Office Outlook has stopped working-A problem caused the program to stop....windows will close the program. and also top box says Configuring Outlook Accounts.  but I have to close it.  I uninstalled, cleaned the cache, restarted computer and reinstalled.  Still no luck.  All other programs on the disc work.  Should I have installed it to the program folder that was not the 64bit?What do I do?

Answer:Installed Office 2003 on Windows 7 computer and now it wont open

SuzanG, Please provide some more information about your system.  Why did you not finish doing the setup as the program requested?Have you read this?Windows 7 64 bit & Outlook 2003 If not, please do. You must use compatibly mode.

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Here's the problem. I work for a school district and we have been using Office XP 2002 for years (and years and years ). We are going to be adding Office 2010. I was told they don't want to have just 2010 because some of the teachers that are set in their ways won't use it. I installed 2010 on my computer and also have 2002. When I try to open an Excel spreadsheet in a shared document it always opens in 2010. I even did "open with" and pointed it back to the Office 10 folder which contains Office 2002 and found the Excel exe. but it still opened in 2010 version. Same with Word and PowerPoint.
Personally I think we should just put 2010 on and give some workshops, but they aren't going to do that. Has anyone else ran into this? Is there a solution?
Thanks for any info you can give me!
 

Answer:Solved: using Office 2010 AND Office 2002

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Hello,

I'm having problems with all programs in Microsoft Office 2003. Here's the situation...

6 months ago I took a computer class which taught the use of Microsoft Office 2007 programs. As a part of the class, we got a trial version of Microsoft Office 2007, which is supposed to last for 180 days.

A few weeks ago the trial period ended and I could no longer use Office '07. I uninstalled the trial software and wanted to go back to using Office '03.

However, now whenever I try to start any program from Office '03, I get a message box telling me it's beginning some kind of installer. After a minute of this box, I get an error message saying:

"This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."

I downloaded and used the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility, but it didn't help. I can't run any of the Office programs, repair them using the installation CD, or even uninstall any of them. I'm running Windows XP Professional.

What are my options? Are there anyways to fix this problem?

EnvictorStrife
 

Answer:Solved: Microsoft Office 2003 Won't Open, Repair, or Uninstall

I assume you followed theses instructions
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295823

Failing that you may need to get in touch with MS click on this link and follow your nose

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/assistsupport
 

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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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Hi i am wondering if anyone knows if theres a Pdf add on for microsoft office 2010 to edit pdf files
i am using windows 8
thanks in advance

Answer:Is there a pdf add on for office 2010 to edit pdf documents ?

It can be done but it is not very satisfactory. Have a look here, Microsoft. I use this on the odd occasion I need an editor. CutePDF.

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I've just created a letter using Office 2010, saved it in this program and printed a copy - but I want to put a copy also in "My Documents".
I can't seem to find how to do this?
Any help?

Answer:MS Office 2010 document to My Documents

Copy and Paste it in.
I would have thought that your Documents Folders was the default save location?
Can you explain what you mean by "created a letter using Office 2010, saved it in this program"
Are you using XP, Vista or Windows 7 or 8 ?

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Today marks the official release date to retail stores for Office 2010 and with that Microsoft is launching a $80 Million Dollar Ad Campaign they are calling the Make it Great Campaign. The ad's will focus on selected people from the 9 million who Beta Tested Office 2010. Seventy percent of the ad's will be via online channels, with the rest spent on print ads and billboards.
With the ad's, Today, Microsoft is circulating a list of Reasons to Try Office 2010.
1. Outlook Social Connector, providing a ?people-centric view of e-mail?
2. Linked Notes in the OneNote note-taking program (enabling users to ?dock? OneNote to the side of the screen, take notes and map those notes in the presentation.
3. Sparklines in Excel which are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at a glance
4. Photo editing in Word
5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint
6. Office Web Apps, which are the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new version of Hotmail today (Windows Live Wave 4 Hotmail) that allows users to share these Office Web Apps documents via Hotmail
7. A Ribbon you can personalize by adding often-used commands (or by collapsing it to take up less space)
With the release, Microsoft is focusing on getting users to upgrade from previous versions of Office including Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007
Check out the Make it Great site Microsoft Office 2010: Make It Great with Office 2010
Office 2... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches $80Million Office 2010 Ad Campaign With todays Office 2010 Release

this time surprisingly,no office 2010 ultimate version like earlier..only upto professional plus..

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This only happens on 2 computers, the rest are all fine.

When a user creates a new Microsoft Office document and save it, it takes 30+ seconds to save.
Once the file is created, they can open and edit it and save with no issues, it is just when a new document is created and saved.

The 2 computers it is happening on are Windows 7 pro. The server is 2008 R2. It is a small domain with 10-15 computers. Everything is less than a year old, cabling, switches, sever, computers.
One computer that has this problem was ghosted from the same image as 5 other laptops and none of them have the same issue.
They are running Microsoft Security Essentials.

Anyone see this before?
 

Answer:Saving new Office 2010 documents very slow.

when does the issue occur?
when saving directly to the server?
saving to the local both?
both?
 

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I use MS Office 2010 Word to write and save documents - but recently they are being saved as "OpenDocument Text" - and while I can open these documents using MS Word, some of the recipients cannot do so! I understand that "OpenDocument Text" refers to the free Open Office suite, which I do not have installed.
Something has changed!
So how can I ensure that when I compose a document it is saved, and able to be opened by those to whom I send it, only as an MS Word Document?

Answer:Saving MS Office 2010 Word documents

Go to File in Menu SAVE AS/Word then choose the format

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Hello all,

I have Office 2010 installed. I often print an online news article to the xps format. Sometimes I have the need to convert this format to Word.


The question is how do I make the conversion without using a free software. It is preferable to use a software that would retain the original format of the article.


Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to help me find such a software.


Thank you.

Answer:How to convert MS xps documents to Word in Office 2010?

Try to convert XPS to a DOC* format is a complicated OCR task, same as trying to take a picture of an old newspaper and then trying to scan and make it editable in Word.

You need something like ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition
It keeps original formatting as much as possible.

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I have got loads of files that I have created in Office 2007, but I now have 2010 installed on my PC but I can't seem to get 2010 to print 2007 files as it is saying that I don't have permission. How do I get 2010 to have full functionality for 2007 files?

Answer:Can't get office 2010 to work with 2007 documents?

Check the Information Rights Management of Office 2010. I have 2010 and have never had problems printing 2007 files.

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Hi Guys long time reader, first time poster.

This is a on and off thing, but when we open a document on a users personal drive (which nobody else has access too), it opens as read only and they cant make changes/save the file.

Selecting "notify" when the document is ready to be edited doesnt respond.
Document has no read-only attribute, nor does the folder level they have full access to it.
This particular user is connected via wireless but the issue occurs on desktops aswell.
We have tried restarting the computer and ending the process.
Also closed the document via server but she still receives read only error.

The weird thing is, if the document is closed and opened 2-3 times on the 2nd or 3rd time it will be in editing mode.

I have searched the net and can't seem to find that much any suggestions/help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Office 2010 Read only when opening documents

I would experiment and try this:

Take Ownership Shortcut

Test it on one or two files first and do not try to takeover an entire drive or any system folders.

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Hi,

I have a 2003 SBS machine and have various clients connected through exchange to get mail. Users typically leave outlook running the whole day while they work on programs such as access/excel.

I have noticed that on some machines excel and word docs open very quickly over the network until outlook is left open and connected to exchanged. we are opening the files on a variety of win 2003 servers, however when they have their outlook exchange account connected I have seen the docs take anywhere from 3-5x the normal amount of time to open.

I have also noticed that opening email attachments such as xls and doc are also very slow while connected to exchange, but it seems to vary from file to file, some seem better than others.

does the connection to exchange complicate the process of opening docs on remote machines or does it sound like I have a misconfiguration somewhere? I would like to get the performance of opening a file (say a xls) on a network share to be the same as it is when outlook is not connected to exchange.

I do not have these PCs running in offline or cached mode as we have a shared calendar that does not display correctly when I enabled these features. Clients are running office 2003,2007,2010. Turning on cached mode does not seem to make much if any of a difference btw.

Thanks for any insight you may have
 

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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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Greetings,
I have an issue when resuming from sleep/standby/hibernation where I've left Word or Excel with a file open from a network drive. System comes back up and Word makes the document read only and shows the error:
"Word cannot establish a network connection with this document after the system resume from suspend mode. Save the document into a different file to keep any changes"
I've found and applied KB2413659 here Description of the Word 2010 hotfix package (Mso-x-none.msp, Word-x-none.msp): October 26, 2010 which offers a hotfix to sort it, but have applied that and still get the same problem.
I've also tried http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2434898
And Connection to a network document is lost in the 2007 Office system or in Office 2010 after the computer resumes from standby
None of the hotfixes or KB articles have resolved this issue. Any additional guidance you can offer would be much appreciated.

I realize that Office 2010 is a factor here but I believe this issue is being caused solely by the operating system as this problem does not occur in Windows XP. Additionally, when resuming from sleep, mapped network drives always display a red X in explorer. After clicking on a mapped drive, though, it displays the folder contents and the icon reverts back to the connected state.

This leads me to believe that Windows 7 does not immediately recognize the network connection when resuming from sleep, and because it believe... Read more

Answer:Win 7 + Office 2010 = Read-Only Documents After Resuming from Sleep

Hello SirDrewski, welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you explore the Additional Troubleshooting in this link?
Connection to a network document is lost in the 2007 Office system or in Office 2010 after the computer resumes from standby | Microsoft Knowledge Base Wiki

Please remember to backup your registry before making any changes (and only if you are familiar with and confident in that area).
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If you continue to experience the issue after you apply the appropriate hotfix and configure the NetworkAvailableTimeInSeconds registry subkey, you may have to collect additional information to correctly enable the hotfix on your system.

To collect the additional information, follow these steps:Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

For the 2007 Office system:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\TrustCenter

For Office 2010:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\TrustCenter
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Dword Value.
Type EnableLogging, and then press Enter.
Right-click EnableLogging, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Note This registry subkey creates a log file that can be found in the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\OFFICE\TCDiag
Exit Registry Editor.
Reproduce the problem.
Locate and open the log file th... Read more

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I have been using office 2003 pro for 2 years. only recently I reformated C drive (Sony laptop) using restore disks. I reinstalled office 2003.
All was going well till I started to use Word 2003. I can read but not able to edit my own documents I get the message "This modification is not allowed because the document is locked"Even a new documents cannot be done. I get same message
whatever I do is not working. I removed office completly then reinstalled it and still the same proble.
I even looked at the files properties in (my documents) and made sure that the properties is set to read/write.
I'd appreciate your advice.
Thank you in anticipation
 

Answer:Locked documents office 2003

boot into Safe Mode; login as Admin
find the directory containing the files
(may be more than one; if you only store docs in your My Documents dir, then use it)
right click->properties
click the Security Tab->Advanced->Owner
take ownership of the directory (As Admin)
[select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects]

go to Permissions
Now ADD user and give FULL CONTROL
[select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects]
 

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I have used Open Office for years with no problems. It's easy to save as a Word document. I bought a new new computer wrote several items, saved in OO. This computer doesn't have Word installed so I installed Office Start (not knowing the difference). Now every OO document on my desktop is taken over by Word - literally with a big W. I can't open it unless I agree to a long list of rules, including personalized ads, which I don't want.

I'm not very computer savvy and don't know if I should uninstall Office Starter.

Please advise.
 

Answer:Solved: Conflict between Open Office and Office Starter

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I have a windows xp computer. which of the above is better to use. I dont use either in a professional manner bt unsure of which one to install on my comuter I have discs for both.
 

Answer:office 2003 or 2010

Either is fine, but a lot changed between 2003 and 2007 so if you're not familiar with 2010 there's a learning curve to it. I generally think that going with the more recent version is better because it keeps you up to date with the current technology. You don't use it professionally now, but someday you might, and it would be good to already know it. Just my two cents.
 

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Question: Office 2010 + 2003

Hi, currently installed on my machine is Office 2010. I want install Access 2003 because I'm going to be doing a course which requires 2003. 2010 is not backward compatible to 2003!

Now I've done a duel install on my Toshiba Satellite (32bit) and they seem to have cozied up together very well. However on my main machine (64bit system) as soon as I put the 2010 Office on it seemed to have kick 2003 three out of bed
I'm assuming it’s a dust up between the 32bt system and the 64bit??????
I could do the course on the lappy but I prefer 32inch screen to 17 any day!

Access 2003 is not installed at the moment but I'm thinking should I install it to another directory "Programme Files" for win 7U or X86?
But on checking out dir's it seems that "office12/14 are in Prog files and there is "office 12" in X86 not sure if that is left over bits from when 2003 was previously Installed.

How do I get both to work on my 64bit system like they do on my 32bit system?????

Thank you for reading

Answer:Office 2010 + 2003

This is what you need, I guess.

As to our other question, uninstalling Office rarely removes the corresponding Office12 (or whatever version number) folder from ProgramFiles, so I guess that's where it's coming from.

Which version is your Office 2010? If 32 bit, then the fact that your OS is 54 bit would make no difference.

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If I save my Outlook 2003 PST file and apply it to 2010, will it contain all my folders, messages (including deleted & sent items) and contacts?
Comrades?

Answer:Office 2010: Upgrade from 2003

Click Here for a solution from the Microsoft Community but note that in Russ Valentines answer he makes suggestions at the end on how to use these links. If you read the full discussion you will see how important these suggestions are.

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I have windows 7 ultimate and I install both office 2003 and 2010 but they cannot work togther. For example if word 2003 is the defalted, when I open word 2010, it is installed agian and become the defalted. Now when I open word 2003, it is installed again.

I want office 2003 to be the deflated and I can open the document with office 2010.

I installed the two programs in different folders
 

Answer:how to work with both MS office 2003 and 2010 ?

This is normal when two or more versions of Office is installed.
You are going to have to live with this constant installing each time you change versions, or get yourself another machine or install some virtual OS.
 

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I would like to upgrade from Office 2003 to Office 2010 on my (now ancient) desktop that has Windows XP. I did find this regarding system requirements:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee624351.aspx\

I know that my hard disk has the required space and pretty sure my RAM is capable. what I'm not sure of is the display thing and "computer and processor". Can someone tell me where I look to see if my machine is compatible with this upgrade for these two things? Or if anyone knows of any issues doing this, please chime in.

thanks so much!!

Answer:upgrading to Office 2010 from 2003 on XP

If you Publish a Snapshot using Speccy, we can take an in-depth look at your computer's hardware and provide more info. I would bet your computer can run Office 2010, it's just a matter of how slow it will be (depending on the age and speed of your hardware).

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Hi,

I installed a trial for Microsoft office 2010 when I was working on some college work to see if it would be worth upgrading. I have microsoft office 2003 already on my laptop. When the trial finished I unistalled the 2010 version but now when i try to open documents from e-mails it wont open up in the 2003 version. I have to then open up e.g word and find the file from there. Any ideas how i can change the settings to make Microsoft office 2003 the default for my documents.

Thanks

Susan
 

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 & 2003

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In almost every case, Word documents open after about half a minute. I have tried various fixes, such as that offered by The Office Experts (www.theofficeexperts.com/), but to no avail. If anyone has any advice on how to solve this persistent problem, please advise.
 

Answer:Office 2003: Word documents: delayed opening

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I am doing a clean install of windows and was wondering that if, after I wipe my hard drive/registry, will I be able to reinstall the same copy of Microsft Office on the computer. I still have the CD and the CD key. I am just afriad that it won't let me register it again with the same CD key.
 

Answer:Solved: Reinstall Microsoft Office 2003 on the Same Computer

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I?ve had the 2010 version of Microsoft Office loaded on my PC for some time but haven?t really found the ?ribbon? feature particularly user friendly, especially for Word. Consequently I also loaded my old version of Word 2003 from Office 2003 onto the machine only to find that after using Word 2003 and going back to Word 2010 (which seems to be selected as the default) I get a screen saying-Configuration ProcessConfiguring Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010.This message remain on the screen for approx. 1Ĺ minutes. Is there any way of-? Stopping this screen appearing? Making the 2003 version of Word the default?Thanks.

Answer:Running Word 2003 and Office 2010 on the same PC

Microsoft's recommendation is that you don't install different versions of Office in the same PC. Do you have the original installation disk for Office 2010 from which you might be able to run a repair installation and remove Word 2010?

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Is it possible to install the 3 different version of Microsoft Office within the same PC? If so, in which sequence? ascending or decending order?

Answer:Microsoft Office (2003 + 2007 + 2010)

In short, NO, not without a bit of hassle at least.
But why would you like to do so in the first place if I may ask?

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I seem to get lots of files in office 2010 formats which with my old version (2003) i can not open
Downloading the compatibility pack does not seem to help
Any Ideas

Answer:converting files from office 2010 to 2003

First thing to check is to see if your Office 2003 has had all the updates downloaded.

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I tried to create a banner type text using word art- In office 2010- (as per office 2003), and found it was not possible, however reading up another members input, he/she suggested saving a page in 2003 mode then re-opening it.
Tried this and it worked perfect. while I had this page open, I tried some of the other commands and you get a lot more advanced options than with either 2003 or 2010.
Can any explain why this is, and what other hidden options are in Office 2010.
Terry

Answer:Microsoft office 2010 2003 options

Any comments please?

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Since support is about to end for 2003 version, I think that it may be time to change. If I go to either 2007 or 2010 version, I think that I understand that "opening and reading" an "XLS" file will not be any problem since you can use the
Compatibility Pack". I am not so sure about the templates ( XLT ) files. Will I be able to continue those files, because I use them on a daily basis. Will an XLT file open and be able to be used in either 2007 or 2010 ?

Answer:Changing from Office 2003 to either 2007 or 2010

XLS files can still be opened. Supposedly it is possible that some things might appear a little different when opening them with newer versions, but I've never found this to be true. And while I can't tell you for sure, I'm 98% sure XLT files will open just fine too. Basically you can open old format files in newer versions of Office, but you can't open newer format files with older Office versions.

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What's the difference between the 3? Or is there any difference? I was thinking about upgrading down the road sometime but not sure I will.

Currently I'm very happy with my Office 2003. It works well for me.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 vs. 2007 vs. 2003

There is a bit of information here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Office
http://reviews.cnet.com/office-suites/microsoft-office-standard-2007/4505-3524_7-32024133.html
http://knol.google.com/k/microsoft-office-2003-vs-office-2007#

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I have all my data on my PC (Windows XP)and now wish to transfer it to my new PC (Windows 8). How do I do this?

Answer:Microsft Office 2003 transfer to 2010

Please can you make it clearer what you want to do.
Is it your office 2003 personal documents and files that you now want to put on your new W8 pc that has office 2010?
If so then just copy them onto an external harddrive, or burn them to dvd, or put on usb flash drive and then plug that into your W8 machine and copy them to your Documents folder and Office 2010 will open them.

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