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UBitMenu: Get Back Office 2003 Classic Menu & Toolbar on Office 2007

Question: UBitMenu: Get Back Office 2003 Classic Menu & Toolbar on Office 2007

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

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Preferred Solution: UBitMenu: Get Back Office 2003 Classic Menu & Toolbar on Office 2007

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

Answer:Customize your classic Office 2003 menu on Office 2007

Interesting and useful for MS Office users
Thank you

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

Answer:Office 2007 switch office 2003 classic view

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

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Good Day,

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


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For no apparent reason, the icons in all of my Office 2003 applications have changed to the icons that were used in the old versions ( office XP ) !!!!???
I have no idea why this happened, and worse, I have no idea how to fix it ... it's driving me absolutely nuts to be honest ...
Can somebody PLEASE help me???
Thank You

Answer:Office 2003 Toolbar And Menu Icons ?!?!

Hi Smirko,

Just a quick thought, have you tried the Detect and Repair option?


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My wife downloaded and installed a 25 use version of Office 2007 today. She had been using the 2003 version which came preinstalled on her computer. Once the 2007 version installed; all her documents in Publisher 2003 became part of the Publisher 2007. She now wants to revert to the 2003 version. She believes that the 2003 version is on the discs that came with her computer. However the concern is that if she uninstalls the 2007 she will lose all her documents. If she were to do a restore to yesterday would the program revert to 2003 with all the documents intact as they were before the today install of 2007?truenorth

Answer:Reverting back to Microsoft Office 2003 from 2007

Is it possible to do a backup of the documents before doing the system restore? Restore uses a feature called System Protection to regularly create and save restore points on your computer. These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses. You can also create restore points manually.System Restore is not intended for backing up personal files, so it cannot help you recover a personal file that has been deleted or damaged. You should regularly back up your personal files and important data using a backup program.All the documents should remain, but I would really follow Microsoft's advice...

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How do I permantly delete this? I have deleted it several times and it always comes back.Any ideas?

Answer:Office live toolbar in Office 2007

I did mean Office XP - 2003 - sorry

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

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

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

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

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

Have you checekd what the Microsoft Support site says?

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

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 Student to Office Basic 2007

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

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

Or do they interfere each other?


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

Hi pstein,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:instaling issue Office 2007 alongside office 2003

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

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Hello Guys,

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

Many Thanks,

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

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

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

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

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

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

All suggestions are welcome.


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win xp sp2 32-bit

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

Answer:removing office 2003 and installing office 2007

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

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

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

Answer:Reverting from Office 2007 beta to office 2003

Compatibility Pack click here

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

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

joanstev said:

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

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

Any ideas?Click to expand...

Where did you get the 2007 Office from?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Answer:Office 2007 files opening in Office 2003.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

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

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

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

Answer:Office 2007 - Making It Work Like Office 2003

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

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

Answer:My office 2003 disappeared after installing office 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Office 2007 & Office 2003 curiosity question

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

Courtney sends....

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I do not like the Microsoft Office 2007 and want to go back to my old Office and Outlook Express (don't like the new Outlook mail program either). Can I do this?

Answer:Solved: Office 2007 back to Office 2004

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Sometimes this laptop drives me nuts. I have two instances of Office 2007 in my start menu. One says MS Office, the other MS Office 2007. Both will start Word or Excel, or whatever.

Can I just delete one?

Answer:Both MS Office & MS Office 2007 in start menu

Never mind I checked it out they were all short cuts so I just deleted them.

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

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2007 on same system?

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

Answer:Replace Office 2003 with Office 2007

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

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

Answer:Running Both Office 2003 and Office 2007 help

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

hope it helps


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

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

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

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


Answer:Office 2007 concurrent with Office 2003

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



Answer:Office 2007 And Office 2003 With Vista

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

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

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

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

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

So, it seems that I have the following options:

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:MS office 2007 BETA and Office 2003?

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

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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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Dear tech Support Team,

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

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

best regards
moussa bahsoun,

Answer:MS OUTLOOK, for Office 2003 & Office 2007

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

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

Answer:Upgrade Office 2003 to Office 2007

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

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

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

Kindly advise. Thank you.


Answer:MS office 2007 and MS office 2003

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

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

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

Kindly adv... Read more

Answer:MS office 2007 and MS office 2003

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

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

Thanks in advance for any input you can give,


Answer:Buy Office 2007? or buy Office 2003?

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

Answer:office 2003 / office 2007

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

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

Answer:office 2003 and office 2007

See here:,76886.0.html

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

Answer:office 2003 pro to office 2007 pro

They migrate automatically - at least, mine did.

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

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

Answer:Office 2003 to Office 2007

Originally Posted by storsett

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

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

New Office = New Key

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

-- Jesse

Answer:Office 2007 Vs Office 2003

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


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

Answer:Office 2003 to Office 2007

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

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

Answer:Office 2007 or Office 2003

gofor 2007 big improvement i think,

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Today I was playing with some settings for the visually impaired and after I have set everything back to the way it was (normal fonts, default blue windows theme, normal icons). But Office 2003 programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) are still all grey and not blue as they were.

How do I fix this so that Office 2003 programs don't use the classic theme?

ps. on this machine there is no uxtheme patches or any other non microsoft stuff. the themes installed are the default ones which came with windows (silver, olive green, blue)

Answer:Office 2003 reverts to classic theme

Are you running Default Blue and not Royale? I know that the .msstyle file must be named "Luna" for Office 2003 to pick up themes. It does work to rename Royale to Luna, and that picks up the theme also. Works with the Zune theme as well, looks like crap though. They must be launched by double clicking them, they are not selectable though the Themes properties.

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I'm hearing complaints from a couple of people that their MS Word 2007 tool bars are so different they are disliking the program very much. I have tried to find a way to make those tool bars look more like the ones in Office 2003 or 2000 but no luck.

Is there a fix for this?

Answer:MS Office 2007 in "classic" view (2003 view)?

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I need to set up a new user profile and would like to map my existing toolbar preferences from my old profile to my new profile. It used to be that you could copy a configured file (forgot the type/extension/location) and paste into the new user profile overwriting the default toolbar configuration file with the desired one.

Need to know if 2007 manages the toolbars similarly and if so then where are the toolbar preference files located?

Answer:Office 2007 Toolbar Migration

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Hello all,

In my office we have all the office templates on a shared network drive. When I customize an employee's computers i always have microsoft point to that directory for workgroup and user templates.

However, typically, on a working machine, after this is done, an "add-in" bar is created in the ribbon and is available to select to invoke these templates.

Lately, i have tried everythin to get this add-in bar to re-appear. Such as:

-Relocating the files from the network drive to the local drive
-Duplicating copies of the templates to the MS office startup folder in program files.
im at a loss here because it seems as though in the past when i had done this (correctly) i was never thoroughly thinking about my methods (as though one day it suddenly wouldnt work the same way) and now im doing exactly the same process, yet cant get the templates to appear in the add-ins tool bar.

edit: essentially, after i point the location of the templates to that directory, nothing happens. obviously the locations are correct, but no add-in bar. and no way to invoke them.

Answer:How to get MS Office 2007 Templates (.dot's) To Appear in Add-In Toolbar?

I know this is showing Excel, but the same should apply for Word 2007:

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In Word, the toolbar at top of page will not stay, it closes as soon as start typing again. I dont recall this happening before, and cannot find way to make the toolbar stay. Any advice please?

Answer:Office 2007 Word toolbar

Perhaps click here

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Ok im doing some research for work.... we are going to push out office 2003 and most of our users depend and love the shortcut bar. Does anyone have any ideas for a 3rd party shortcut bar. When looking at them the bars need to be roaming profile specific. We also were looking at trying to automate and make quicklauch part of the profiles. What is everyone else doing?

Answer:Office 2003 toolbar options

I started using my quicklaunch when the shortcut bar was unavailable. It won't be long before it takes up my entire taskbar!

Since it is available now for your users, you may want to get them started using it now so at least that portion of the upgrade will be as transparent as possible.


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I recently did a quicktip workshop for Word 2003 and discovered amongst other things the function key toolbar which I now use constantly. I have done various searches online but can't seem to see the same toolbar available for Excel 2003. Does anyone know if this is a toolbar that can maybe be unlocked somehow or is it just not available. If not available is it that difficult to create toolbars ?


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When I tried to use the new, send, and forward buttons on my ooutlook toolbar they brought up a dialog box containing the buttons in the toolbar directly above, and wouldn't perform their usual functions.
I have not downloaded any new software since the last time it was functioning correctly. In fact haven't used the computer at all in that rime. Tried shutting down, to no avail.

Answer:Office 2003 toolbar malfunction

help then detect and repair

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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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Office 2003 Toolbar

This add-in enables you to insert international characters from 26 languages into Office 2003 programs. You can do this in a single click without changing your keyboard or language settings in Office 2003. This download can be used with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (when using Microsoft Office Word 2003 as the editor), and Word 2003.

This release only supports Latin based languages.

With this download you can:
Insert International characters into documents with just one click.
Quickly access recently used characters from the Most Recently Used toolbar.
Open multiple language toolbars at the same time.
Create your own custom toolbars containing your favorite characters and symbols.
Share custom toolbars with colleagues and friends.

NOTE: There is no product support for this program.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

This download works with the following Office program:

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft Office Word 2003


To install this download:

Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
Double-click the ict_usEN.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
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hi all i have a genuine 07 office pro that i am trying to install, i have previously tried a beta version and have also had office pro 2003 version on my laptop

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

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

i am running media center with an upgrade to vista premium

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any hel on this issue.

Feral Geek

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

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I hate the space that the STYLES takes up in Word 2007 and I never use 'em anyway!

I can click on each one and remove from the toolbar but is there some way I can get rid of the whole Styles menu from the toolbar?

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Is there any way I can bring the traditional Menu bar without removing the existing ribbon feature in Office 2007? If I have to replace ribbon, can I switch between the two whenever I please?Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Answer:Menu bar on Office 2007

Only by buying an add-on.I have just entered 'office 2007 menu bar' into Google and there are quite a few add-ons but they will cost you.Been using 2007 for about a year now and it is surprising how quickly you get used to it.

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i just installed office 2003 and everytime at computer startup the language toolbar shows up and i always have to rightclick and go to toolbars and unclick the language bar but it always comes back after i restart. How do i disable it for good.

Answer:disable language toolbar after instaling office 2003

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Hi all,

A few days ago, I purchased a new 19" widescreen monitor, and have a question regarding Office 2007.

The resolution of the monitor is 1680 x 1050 32-bit, and when I open up any of the Office programs, the Quick Access Toolbar icons are small. I have been unable to find how to use larger icons with the Office 2007 programs. Is there (if at all) any way to use larger icons in the Quick Access Toolbar?

Mike T.

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Question: office 2003&2007

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

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

Thanks for any help!

Answer:office 2003&2007

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

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

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

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

Thanks a ton for your guys help.

Answer:Office 2003 to 2007

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

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

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

Answer:MS office 2007 and 2003

We need more information

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

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

any thoughts?

Answer:Office 2003 or 2007?

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

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

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

Answer:ms office 2003 and 2007

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

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

Answer:Do I buy Office 2003 or 2007?

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

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

Answer:OFFICE 2003 TO 2007

This what you need?click here

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Hi All,

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

Answer:MS Office 2003 & 2007


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Answer:Office 2003 vs. 2007

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

Answer:Office 2003 vs 2007

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

some reviews

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the question is simple:How can i manipulate the Menu bar in office 2003.

The answer eludes me.

i dont want to use vb script or anything just to edit the menu bar(the bar which holds the main menues like:File,Edit,Favorites,Tools,Help)

The reason i need to know is cause one of my friends have lost his Tools button in the excel!

so where do i return or add or remove this commands?

we only found this can be undo by deleting a file called *.xlb and then all changes to the excel are reset he gets his tools button back but also lose all the changes he applied before in the toolsbars customization.

please help.thank you.

Answer:office 2003 menu bar

Try re-registering the excel application.

With a default install, run these two commands (run at a command prompt)

"c:\program files\microsoft office\office\excel.exe" /unregserver
"c:\program files\microsoft office\office\excel.exe" /regserver

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

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

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

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I like the Windows Classic Start Menu. I have always been able to add Open Office Doc and New Office Doc to the top of the single column format. I was successful in adding it with Win95, 98, XP and Office 2003. This function gave you quick access to start a new document in any of the programs. Is there a different way to do this in Office 2007? Is it possible to add New and Open to the Start Bar? How do I accomplish it?

Answer:Help with Office 2007 Start Menu

Hi and Welcome

By default IIRC this option is not installed, but you can add it via a custom install or later on by going to Add/Remove in Control Panel then click Office 2007 (your version) and then Change, then once the list of Office apps and features comes up click Office Shared Features then click New and Open Office Documents Shortcuts and choose Run from my Computer then click Continue


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

Answer:Office 2003 to 2007 question

You should be able to export your contacts. Office 2007 will allow you to save in the 2003 format.

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Answer:Replace office 2003 with 2007

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

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

Answer:difference between MS Office 2003 and 2007

Couple of articles that may help explain the differences:

Comparison of MS Office 2003 & MS Office 2007 |

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

Office Pro Version Comparison -

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

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 -> 2003?

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

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

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