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Question: Microsoft Office 2010 & 2003


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.



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Answer: Microsoft Office 2010 & 2003

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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:

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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.

Answer:Microsoft office 2010 2003 options

Any comments please?

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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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Where I work we use multiple versions of Office (XP, 2003 & 2007) later next month our organisation is rolling Microsoft Office 2010 out system wide.

What I really wanted to ask is, has anybody come across a sort of conversion guide from say Office 2003 to Office 2010 so people who have been using 2003 etc. and have very little experience with other newer versions of Office can find out where all the functions (the basics even) are located in 2010?

2007 to 2010 isn't a big jump but 2003 to 2010 is and that's mainly what we have been using.

Let me know if you have as I've been looking on Google today but have yet to find anything good enough that I can use.



EDIT: As luck would have it, I may have stumbled upon something I can use, still open to others though

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 To 2010 Conversion Guide


Maybe this will help:

Free MSOffice 2007 Training/Reference Manuals

Although its specific to Office 2007, Office 2010 isn't that different and I think its still pertinent.

Attached are some 2010 quick reference guides from the same site. I found them useful when making the transition.

Good luck,

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In 2003 I purchased a laptop and installed Microsoft Office 2003 using a disk and the numerical key. I should note that I no longer have that disk but I still had the numerical key. In 2013 Microsoft had a special offer to upgrade to Office 2010 using a download from their website and using a new numerical key. I have now purchased a new computer (and will be scrapping the old computer ) and would like to bring this Microsoft office 2010 from the old laptop to the new one. Since I no longer have the original disk can I just download the file from the Microsoft website? If I can which numerical key should I try to use?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition & 2010 Upgrade

The 2010 office key worked.

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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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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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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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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.


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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? 

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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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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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.


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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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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I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business. I will be receiving Office 2010 Professional Plus. Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 Small Business or can I install Office 2010 over it. What is the best way to handle the upgrade. I have a lot of files on word and excell. Will they transfer over.

Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation.


Answer:Microsoft Office 2010/ Replace Office 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by rottikid

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business. I will be receiving Office 2010 Professional Plus. Do I have to uninstall Office 2007 Small Business or can I install Office 2010 over it. What is the best way to handle the upgrade. I have a lot of files on word and excell. Will they transfer over.

Thanks in advance for all your help and cooperation.


Hi rottikid & welcome,

You are strongly advised to uninstall Office 2007 first.
Links below for you to peruse.

Make sure you have a copy of all that you wish to transfer / use on the new Office 2010.

If you require more help let us know.


How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?

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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


 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?


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

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

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

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The Microsoft Office Blog is giving away 2,010 copies of Microsoft Office 2010!
You are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes if you are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, and are 18 years of age or older.
Details: The Microsoft Office Blog

Answer:Microsoft is giving away 2010 licenses of Office 2010

nice give away...but,sad since it is not a global for USA

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well my cousin convinced my mom that she needed microsoft access so he brings over microsoft office 2000 and installs it... including everything im pretty sure, i wasnt here when it happened. but he installed word outlook excel powerpoint and access, but we already have the 2003 version of everything except access. and now the old microsoft outlook (2000) has taken over all email rights, as in the links from start menu and internet explorer. So is there a way to get rid of all of microsoft office 2000 except for access? Because when i tried uninstalling microsoft office 2000 it said are you sure you want to uninstall all components? so i wasnt sure so i clicked cancel, well hopefully that made sense, and please help!

Answer:microsoft office 2000 + microsoft office 2003 = bad idea

Check the Tips & Trick area for a thread I wrote on removing MS Office completely....
all versions...
Then reinstall.

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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 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 -

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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.
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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 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?

Answer:Office 2003 versus Office 2010

I think your friend will need this

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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 Office 2010 Standard Open License Version installed on 7 XP Pro machines. We discovered, when trying to open a .tif file, that Document Imaging has been removed from Office 2010. I found and followed instructions in KB982760 from the MS web site. I got lots of parts of Office 2007, including Word, but still no Document Imaging. I tried going through Add/Remove Programs to add the feature; still no luck. Has anyone been successful getting Document Imaging from a previous version of Office to run under 2010?


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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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Today Microsoft has made a download available an Ebook for Group Policy Settings in Office 2010 Overview of Group Policy for Office 2010This article provides a brief overview of Group Policy concepts. The intended audience for this article is the IT administrator who plans to use Group Policy to configure and enforce settings for Microsoft Office 2010 applications. In this article: Local and Active Directory-based Group PolicyGroup Policy processingChanging how Group Policy processes GPOsAdministrative TemplatesTrue policies vs. user preferencesGroup Policy management toolsOffice Customization Tool and Group Policy Download via the Microsoft Download Center: For IT professionals: Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010 Available in Doc.,PDF. or XPS. documents.

Answer:Microsoft EBook: For IT professionals: Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2010

Thanks for this!

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Microsoft Press is offering Security and Privacy for Microsoft Office 2010 Users by Mitch Tulloch as a Free e-book in various formats. While the Print Ed is priced at $9.99 and can be obtained from Security and Privacy for Microsoft? Office 2010 Users-O'Reilly Media
Take control—and put the built-in security and privacy features in Microsoft Office to work! Whether downloading documents, publishing a presentation, or collaborating online—this guide offers concise, how-to guidance and best practices to help protect your documents and your ideas. Get practical, proactive guidance for using the security and privacy management features in Office 2010 and Office 365Walk through everyday scenarios, and discover everyday techniques that help you take chargeUnderstand common risks and learn best practices you can apply right away
Here’s the Table of Contents of the Book - Chapter 1 : Why Should I Care? Hey, It’s Not My Responsibility!
What’s My Role in This?
SummaryChapter 2 : Alice Downloads a Document
Working with Protected View
Understanding Trust
SummaryChapter 3 : Bob Prepares a Policy Understanding Document Properties
Working with Document Inspector
Working with Digital Signatures
What About Office 365?
SummaryChapter 4 : Carol Collaborates on Some Content
Encrypting a Document
Restricting Editing
SummaryAppendix : Learn More General Resources on Office 2010 Security and Privacy
Protected View
Trusted Documents
Trusted Locations
Document ... Read more

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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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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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Microsoft Office 2010 is installed on my PC (Dell Studio XPS8100, Windows 7). Another member of the household has asked whether she can install Microsoft Works 9.0 on my PC, now that her PC is on its last legs. (She greatly prefers Works over Office, for its simplicity and because of her long-term familiarity with Works.) If Works 9.0 is installed onto my PC, would this cause problems for Office 2010, Works 9.0, and/or my PC? If so, are there workarounds? Thanks.

Answer:Microsoft Works 9.0 and Microsoft Office 2010 compatibility

The official "word" from Microsoft (pun intended) is that Office & Works can co-exist on the same PC.

Provided you do not intend to share documents between Office & Works (ie both suites will be used separately), there are no "workarounds" or special procedures you need to remember when using them.

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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.


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 the problem is back!

Any ideas?


Answer:Problems with Microsoft office document imaging in Office 2003

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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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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 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:\

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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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?

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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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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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.


Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Have you tried downloading Office service pack 2? bike, still wish I had my '67Mark

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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 ( 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?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. 1 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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Hi everyone..

Installed MSO 2010 Beta, separately from my MSO 2003 (alongside 2003) found 2010 a little too difficult to configure/use(that ribbon thing), so I uninstalled it. It appeared to go ok, but upon my using 2003, everything is bolded now (appears unread) and clicking on an email, doesnt mark an email "read" when I click on it. Doesnt change if I "Mark All Read" either.

Anyone have anything similar? Cant mark emails read?


Answer:Office 2010 Beta goombed my MSO 2003 :/

Just uninstall office 2003 and reinstall it. You could try a repair, but it might not work.

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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Producer 2003 for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 - Final Release Candidate is the next release of this very popular add-in for PowerPoint 2003 and PowerPoint 2002. Producer 2003 provides users with many powerful new features that make it easier to synchronize audio, video, slides, and images to create engaging and effective rich-media presentations. Producer 2003 gives content and media professionals, as well as everyday PowerPoint users a host of new content authoring features.

Refer to the Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Privacy Statement for important privacy information.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP

This download works with the following Office applications:

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2002



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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 have installed office 2010 and in excel i need to save files in wk4 file formate .. and excel 2010 is lacking this feature. whereas excell 2003 has this feature.

can i install excell 2003 alongside office 2010 ?
i need word/outlook/access/onenote/ in 2010 format . whereas excel in 2003.

what are its implications?

Answer:install excell 2003 alongside office 2010

Are you aware that Microsoft will no longer support Office 2003 after April 8, 2014. So you will lose support & updates on Excel 2003, which could make it very vulnerable to virus attacks etc..

Is the wk4 file format used in saving Lotus 123 spreadsheets?. With the above in mind is there any way, you can change over to the fully Excel system, as it would seem you are getting forced into a corner & have to eventually change over.

Whether Excel 2003 will work alongside Office 2010 is something I don't know.

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I really am not sure if anyone can help with this problem without restoring to factory settings or reinstalling windows because i don't want to do any of these.

Here's the problem, my brother and i were using the computer for work stuff and this is a new laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 preinstalled so we installed it using Office Starter to use Word.
Basically i uninstalled it by mistake and had to do a system restore and since then it was saying there was a problem with licensing but because it was preinstalled there is no key and since then i've been trying to sort things with system restore and made them a whole lot worse, i can now not install Office starter at all it's saying is:

"There is a problem setting up Microsoft Office Starter 2010"

"Windows cannot find c:\program data\microsoft\OEMoffice14\ostarter\en-us\welcomedocument.dotx"

"Unable to install Microsoft Office because of missing or corrupt files. Contact your computer manufacturer"

So im thinking im a lost cause unless anyone has suggestions but as i said i dont want to do any drastic measures like restoring to factory settings.

Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

hello toria,

try these stets

Repair Office Click-to-Run products

IMPORTANT Repairing Office Click-to-Run products require an Internet connection to be available during the entire repair process.

The files you created by using Microsoft Office are not deleted. However, you can choose to save the Microsoft Office settings or customizations that you created in the Office programs.

In Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Programs and Features.
NOTE In Classic view, double-click Programs and Features.

Click Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, or Microsoft Office Starter 2010, and then click Change.
For the Remove Office user settings check box, do one of the following:
If you want to save Microsoft Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, do not select the check box.
If you don't want to save the Office settings, such as Ribbon customizations, or if you are having a problem with settings that you want to fix, select the check box.
NOTE If you want to save the Ribbon customizations but not the other Office settings, export the Ribbon customizations first (Ribbon customizations are not available in Office Starter 2010).
Click Repair.

I dislike that when they preinstall office and you have the retail version on top of that.

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Does Microsoft Windows 8 support Microsoft Office 2010 [home and business]?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

Have a look win 8 compatibility, here.
Win 8.1 compatibility here.

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Hi guys and gals, Quick question Ive got Microsoft office 2010 and micrsoft 2010 starter pack installed on my PC. I have not bought the full version, is it safe to uninstall the Microsoft office 2010 or does the starter pack need it to run? Thanks Jabba69

Answer:Microsoft office 2010


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hi all my lad has just bought student office 2010he uses a dell mini laptop windows 7 we have been using a external cd drive and external hard drive if he needs to load anything or transfer files problem is that the cds for office 2010 are on dvd format and the external cd drive only reads cds not question is would it be possible to create a iso image onto my external hard drive using the desktop then loading on to laptop. if this is possible could you point me in the right directionor is it a case of buying a external dvd drive.many thanks

Answer:microsoft office 2010

If you have network and the Netbook can see other machines on your network then set up the DVD drive on one of the others for shareing put the DVD in that drive and access it from the netbook to install.That is what I used to do for my sons netbook before he got USB DVD drive.

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I have been using Microsoft word 2003 updated to 2007 for a few years.I started getting the "Genuine" notice and found I needed to pay $99 for a legal copy.I then saw a download for Office 2010 with a ZWT KMS-Keygen mini activator supplied as Microsoft service.I have read some details on this and it appears it is due on the shelves in June.What is being released appears to be for "feed-back".
When I came to uninstall word 2007 I found a number of security updates for 2003 on my list of programs so I removed these as well.
Are these copies "pirated" if so will the activator be negated at a later time?

Answer:Microsoft office 2010

pay the $99

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somehow my ribbon changed from having the office button to a file tab. someone told me this might be classic so how do i change it back?

Answer:help with microsoft office 2010

Can you post a picture please?

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Microsoft Office 2010

Yup it's out on Beta. Got the email notice on it the other day. Anyone else get it and try it yet before this post ??

Thoughts on it so far ??

For the ones who haven't and want it. here ya go.

Microsoft Office Online

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

It's been out for quite awhile now. You can go to the Microsoft Office Forum here on the Sevens to got more information along with getting some great insight as to what has been added.

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i just tried to install the office 2010 beta software
but as my internet connection was lagging i disconnected that procedure
and then i deleted all related file to that set up
and cleaned the system with the microsoft install clean up
but now i have the click to run icon in my control panel which doesnt work
is there any way to remove that??????????????????
thanks for the reply in advance

Answer:microsoft office 2010

Try Ccleaner from piriform,a free program and small download,that should get rid of the rest of the registry entries that office 2010 has left behind.

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\\\When I first bought my laptop, it was running windows 7 and home and student 2010, I then upgraded to the win8 release preview,and i was still able to use word, powerpoint, etc. Now when i upgraded to windows 8, they are in the "windows.old " folder, when i try to open them, an error message pops up saying that the file is not installed. How to i get these programs back??? I paid money for this!!!

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 gone?

You will need to re-install Office 2010. Sounds like to me when you did the upgrade you didn't upgrade with the apps setting.

Hope that helps. You should be able to use the Office Key you have for 2010 as long as it's on the same computer it was originally installed.

Hope that helps.

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hey i just downloaded the beta for Microsoft office 2010..
i was wondering what you guys thought about it?
did you notice any major changes, because i didn't

Answer:microsoft office 2010

Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios

hey i just downloaded the beta for Microsoft office 2010..
i was wondering what you guys thought about it?
did you notice any major changes, because i didn't

Depends what you mean, Major Changes from the Tech Preview to the Beta or from 2007 to the Beta?

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I am trying to uninstall Microsoft office professional plus 2010 from my comp and it won't uninstall, running win 7 home premium Dell Dimension E521, I have Office 2007 pro plus, I'm okay with that, I tried AVG uninstaller, still won't do it, suggestions? thank you

Answer:microsoft office pro 2010

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Up dated lately from windows 7 to windows 8.1 pro. Have my own copy of office 2010 would like to use it in my 8.1 pro. Any suggestions on how I might do that?

Answer:Microsoft office 2010

If you have the install disks, install it on your new system. Unless you have multiple licenses, uninstall from old system.

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I purchased a used laptop without a CD Rom/DVD player. Though, it does have an SD slot. I want to install my Office 2010 on this computer but obviously, it's on a CD Disc. Is it possible to copy the Office disc to a SD card and install? Yes, I know I can purchase an external CD/DVD drive, but I rarely use it and wanted to avoid purchasing something I will rarely use. Though, if that's my only option, then I'll do so, but wanted to see if there were other options.
Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft office 2010

Having just "one" great pal with a clean computer and a DVD/CD writer will work for a start!
Next you would need to extract the ISO file and inject it into the SD card..this is where another BC member who has
knowledge of a program that works with ISO to SD cards can step in!

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Please can you advise if somebody purchases the license from Microsoft for me to have ms office installed on my pc, does this mean that person sees all my emails that are running through the program?

Answer:microsoft office 2010

No, it doesn't.

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Seen it about in Play, Amazon etc. Think the beta of it runs out in October or there abouts, will probs pick it up then.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 is out now.

Deal for the students out there

Click here

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The installation of microsoft office 2010 requires that msxml version 6.10.1129.0 be installed on your computer. Install the component and re-run the setup.Correct the issue(s) and re-run the setup."

I downloaded MSXML but it won't install
Anyone got this issue??

Sorry> installing that on windows xp pro.. and i also have office 2007 and office 2003 installed on my pc..

Answer:Microsoft office 2010

might want to uninstall the other versions of office first. just save your .pst files etc and give it a whirl then, having more than one office is like having more than one anti-virus - they fight for who gets to open it.

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I'm just wondering if the jump from 32-bit to 64-bit Office 2010 is worth the effort just like the jump from 32-bit OS's to 64-bit seems to be for the industry.

I read that Microsoft advised not to make the jump for Office 64-bit as it's too early and will give organisations some kind of compatability issues. They were saying to let 64-bit mature and consider it in the 2013 Office. What will you do?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit vs 64-bit?

Not sure why they'd make a 64 bit Office and then say don't jump on it.

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I see office 2010 version. it's having great new features. There is no ribbon in interface.
How you consider this change?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

Office 2010 does have the Ribbon. In fact it has taken the Ribbon and expanded upon it by allowing the user to modify it how they want it to look.

Top 10 reasons to try Office 2010 - Products - Microsoft Office

Even in the reasons to try Office 2010 Microsoft shows the Ribbon UI in their screen shots.

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I can't install microsoft office 2010, it just keeps me error at the end... I have try to use windows install clean up, registry cleanup, etc. but it's not working for me... what do I have do to????

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

What error are you getting?

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I just installed Microsoft Office 2010. How do you create envelops? Thank You

Answer:Microsoft office 2010

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I tried the download off the beta site but it installed the 32-bit version. Please, please tell me 64-bit is not exclusively available to the web installer. I'd be quite sad if that's the case.

Answer:Where can I get Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit)?

I know when I went through the process, it offered me the choice of 32- and 64-bit installers.

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My husband tried to email a word document and an excel spreadsheet from his office to his home laptop but is having problems.

The document from the office was created in MS Office 2010 32-bit but saved as a 97-2003 compatible document since not everyone is on 2010.

His new home laptop is set up with MS 2010 64-bit, but when tried to open the word document, it would not open until he saved it as a MS Word 2010 document, and Excel would not open.

Does it make any difference that the home pc is 64-bit MS Office for compatability problems?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit vs 64-bit?

When you have pressed 'Open' and get the list of files available, ensure that in the drop-down menu to the right of the 'file name' box', it says ALL Word Documents, not just Word Documents.

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I been trying to download office 2010, but when code is enter a valid code, it does not allowed me to work on documents, also I can not delete some software installed, I do this by using control panel

Answer:Microsoft office 2010

Where did you download Office 2010 from?
Do you have a MS Key code and did you activate it?

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Who has product key for microsoft office 2010...
can share it with me...plzz

Answer:MIcrosoft Office 2010

nobody can. Please read the rules at

Closing thread.

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When ever I start a Microsoft Office 2010 application I always get an error. It's Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student.

Excel- "Not enough memory to start Excel. Please close other applications and try again"
Word- Crashes as soon as I start it
OneNote- "OneNote cannot start because the Microsoft Office installation is missing the required files. Run Office setup again to repair the installation"
PowerPoint- Splash screen flashes and nothing else happens

I have also tried going to install and clicking repair but it still doesn't work.

Can somebody please help me.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Can't use Microsoft Office 2010

How much drive space do you have available?

You can get this error if your hard drive is getting towards being full.

Also, how much RAM do you have?

Whenever you post a new thread it always helps if you also post your full computer specifications.

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Zukona reported that RTM will be released on April 15

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 RTM

Thats far away.

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I am trying to edit an equation within a powerpoint slide and I get an error everytime when I try to edit.

Error : In order to complete setup, a system reboot is necessary. Would you like to reboot now?

I am running office 2010 , Windows 7

Any help is appreciated



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I have installed Office Home And Student, however when i attempt to open it, says enter Product Key which i have done many times. however some of the Office programs open but not all??

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

Hi there

1) Can you post a screen shot -- the only time I've ever been asked for an Office product key is when you start the INSTALL process. After installation you will get an Activate Office screen the first time you run any office application.

2) what Office programs open ?. you should only basically have Powerpoint, EXCEL and WORD applications in the student and teacher office editions.

3) Although this should really be 1) - Did you INSTALL office 2010 correctly. It's possible also you had some other versions of office on the machine too --these should really be removed before installing Office 2010.


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I just installed Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus on my netbook, but whenever I close Microsoft Word, it doesn't close and leads to it being "not responsive". How do I fix this? Nothing else has the same effect...except for Microsoft Word.
I had Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Plus installed, but since this weekend the Microsoft Word just wasn't working properly. Thus, I gave it a go and tried to uninstall then reinstall it a few times. None of those times worked out.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

Whenever installations get borked, I always recommend uninstalling with Revo Uninstaller before attempting to reinstall. Be sure to do the "Advanced" search, and delete everything that is found (Office leaves a lot behind).While you're at it, Publish a Snapshot using Speccy. I could probably guess at what hardware your netbook has, but I'm still curious. Sometimes large programs freeze on netbooks due to a low-power processor like the Intel Atom. I'd blame Office first, but we'll check both options before making a conclusion.

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My Power Point 2010 error when I open 2003 and got message. Open it in saft mode
Plez help me
Thank you

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

Not sure that this will work, but maybe worth a try:
Office 2010 PowerPoint. Some 1997-2003 ppt files will not open. - Microsoft Community

I found this to be a patch to the problem...
Easier solution to the above problem. It would appear that when downloaded normally, the browsers are flagging the file as being potentially unsafe, whereas DownThemAll! is not. It would also appear the the PowerPoint 2010 programmers failed to handle this in the code. So, the easiest way to get around this error is to navigate to the file on your computer, right-click it and go down to properties. In the box that pops up, go down to the security section (at the bottom) and unblock the file. Open file.

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I just got a new desktop computer that is running Windows 8. My old computer, which was hit by lightning and made inoperable, had Microsoft Office 2010 on it.

I bought the new computer, which has no Microsoft Office on it, other than an offer to buy Office 2013.

This may be a dumb question but can I download Office 2010 since I had it before or will I need to buy it again or buy a newer vesion ? I have no product key for it because it was pre-loaded onto my old computer.

If so, as an alternative, are there any free programs out there that operate like Microsoft Office ? I have a few thumb drives that I cannot get into now because they are requiring Office to open them.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010?

It was probably an OEM license which means it died with your old computer. You would need a full office license for it to be transferable which would mean you would have disks and a box with a license key or you would have an MS store login where you could manage your purchased products.

Try this Apache OpenOffice - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

or this LibreOffice 4 is here!

They are free.

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I'm running Office 2007 at the moment but I've a full copy of 2010. Is it possible to install it "over" 2007 and retain all my settings or has it got to be a clean install?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010

You can install without removing 2007 but you can only have one version of Outlook, so any older version will be removed during the installation (retaining all your stuff).

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What all comes with Microsoft Office 2010 Office ??? is it worthy of trying.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 Office's currently just a Beta, but will be available for purchase in the Fall of this year.I use it on both my PC's, as I don't have a Office 2007 disc. It's free (for now). Works fine.The interface is slightly different than previous versions, but it's still pretty nice. Try it out and see if you like it. You've got nothing to lose.

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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..

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:

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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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I am actually trying to install Excel 2010 through SCCM 2007 on computers that already having Office 2003.

The company policy is to keep office 2003. I did the .msp and it runs fine.

The problem is that when i try to install Excel 2010 on all the computers, I have this error message :

AN OFFICE 2003 installation on your computer is corrupted and setup cannot continue. Remove or repair the office 2003 product and re-run setup

I already repaired and reinstalled but I still have that error message.

Somebody has an idea of what is going on.

Feel free to ask me more informations, I will response to your question as soon as possible.

Thanks for your help.

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Hi all, 
Can anyone please investigate me how to  open my damaged rtf format document in Microsoft Word? When I try to open it I am getting "Loading error " message.
Any advice how to repair rtf document? Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this. 

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 issue

Perhaps have a look here:
From MS:
Google search also turned up these, offered "as is" (I have not tried either the links or the methods they suggest):


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Any opinions on Microsoft Office 2010? I have the beta, and hope it's free forever. Can anyone confirm that?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 Opinions

I didn't beta test it because I was happy with my Office 2007 Enteprise, but I will be buying a disc later on this month.

Microsoft haven't mentioned the giveaway of office 2010 for free to the beta testers, but I think that there is a good chance that they will. You can hope There have been rumours, they may have been confirmed but I don't know, that if you buy office 2007 before a certain date, Microsoft will issue a free upgrade to 2010.

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Hi guys, first of all, let me apologize if my english is not that good, I'm from Argentina and it's not my native language.

So, the thing is that I bought a new computer (check my specs) which came with Microsoft Office 2010 included. I started using it like a month ago, and a notification pop up appeared everytime I ran any of the office programs, asking to activate it. I tried once or twice to do it, I couldn't, but I was still able to use Word, etc so I didn't try hard.

Since yesterday, the activation is required mandatory in order to use Office. And this is what happens:

Activate software via internet---> Connecting --> Error not specified. Your petition cannot be processed right now. Try again later. (0XC004C032) *(I translated it, it may say something a bit different)
Well, I tried using the Microsoft Fix It but when I try to install it it says "This Microsoft Fix it does not apply to your operating system or application version".
Any ideas??

Thanks a lot!!

Answer:Microsoft Office 2010 Activation

Welcome to the forums.
Your english is (very) good.

I've also had an Office 2010 which came preinstalled and required activation. Same story: I wasn't able to activate it and it seemed to be a trial version, wasn't sure if I had a key...

Afterwards I bought a full version and I was able to activate it online each time after a reinstall of the system.

If you have the key inserted, that's good. You might also try the phone activation system if everything fails.

If you need to activate often on the same machine due to reinstalls, OS-testing:
Once you got it activated, you can backup the activation for later (can be used on same pc after a format/reinstall) by using Advanced Tokens Manager. This saves time and works even if you are offline when trying.

Links regarding the activation error:

Activation error 0xC004C032

Error 0xC004C032 When Activating Office 2010 Trial - Microsoft Community


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I hope Microsoft can help me. a few days ago I reformatted my desktop PC which was running Vista and also ran Microsoft Office 2010 Professional. I installed Windows 7 on it plus my other software, but when I re-installed Office 2010 Professional and tried to activate it, I got the message "Product Key Invalid ."
My Office 2010 is a legal copy which I bought a few years back and has functioned perfectly up until I wanted to re-install it on my PC with Windows 7. I tried to activate it by phone with Microsoft in South Africa (where I live) but got the message that it was an "illegal copy", which it certainly is not. Can anyone help???

Answer:Microsoft say my Office 2010 is Illegal!!!!!!

This can only be resolved through Microsoft so make haste and contact them directly.

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