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Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

Question: Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

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

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


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Answer: Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

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

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

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

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

Answer:Printing problem after upgrading Office 2000 to Office 2003

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

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

Answer:open office 2003 files with Office 2000?

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

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

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

Answer:Can you install Office 2003 Professional over Office 2000

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

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 service packs

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

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

Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 are not happy together

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

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A bit of background for my issue/question:

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

So, my actual question is:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Look here:

- Google Search

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

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

Answer:Goodbyb Office 2003, Hello Office 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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I just ran the MS office update on a PC with Office 2003 installed. It's telling me I need to install Office 2000 SP3 and Office XP Project 2002 SP1! Why is it telling me I need these when I don't have either program installed!

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Good day

I'm trying to import office 2003 pst files onto office 2000 format, how do i go about this?

Answer:Office 2003 pst onto office 2000

Is there any reason for the downgrade?

This MS article explains how you can create a compatible format:

Hope that helps

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I have used MS Office 2000 for many years and was wondering if the MS Office 2003 is very much better. Especially the Outlook part of it.

Are the newer version such as MS Office XP any better that MS Office 2003?


Answer:MS Office 2000 vs MS Office 2003?

Was looking for this info myself, but from xp to 2003, you might find info in link usefull.
going to stick with xp office

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I currently have Office 2000 Pro, but have recently been given a license to install Office Pro 2003. However, the licensing agent needs the discs back, so after I install it, I may not be able to reinstall it should something corrupt or I have to do a HD reformat. Were that to happen, I'd have to reinstall Office 2000 because I'm NOT going to spend the $$$ Mr. Gates wants for 2003.

So now the question. After installing MSO 2003, which programs (Word, Excel, Access) will change the format of my existing documents should I resave them? Once saved in 2003 format, which (if any) would still be readable by MSO 2000? I'm mostly concerned with Access; have a LOT of databases designed with MSO 2000. If MSO 2003 insists on converting them to its format, and that format is not compatible with 2000, and I need the 2003 discs to fix or update something and can't get ahold of them, I would be forced to buy a personal copy of MSO 2003 (ugh-$$$!).

Answer:Office 2003 vs. Office 2000

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I am trying to assist a lady with her need for Excel, linking a graphic calculator to her PC, and transferring data from the calculator to the PC. That's another problem.

She has purchased MS Office and Teacher Edition 2003 ( she is a qualified teacher) and it can be used on non-commercial use on up to 3 home PC's. (says so on the box)

To help her out, I was thinking of installing it on my laptop, but I already have Office 2000 installed.

Questions as follows:

Can I install both, without problems, on the same hard drive (C)?
Should I uninstall Office 2000 and then install Office 2003?
What happens if I send an Office 2003 document (excel, Word, Outlook or Powerpoint) to someone using Office 2000, will they be able to read it?
Do I have to get them to download free (?) Office 2003 readers?
What happens if I want to delete Office 2003 and revert back to Office 2000?
Can I convert all Office 2003 documents back to Office 2000? I guess not.


Answer:Office 2003 and Office 2000 on the same PC?

Office 2003 should automatically ask if you want to update an Office 2000 file to 2003 standards when you open it...Word, Excel, Publisher, etc., etc.
It's ok to run both versions, but the disk space they will consume will be HUGE.
I'm not sure 2000 will handle 2003 files.
I had both for a while and outside of the disk space required I didn't have any problem with that.
I uninstalled 2000 after I used 2003 and decided it was my favorite.
Read the entire EULA before you install 2003 Teacher Edition to make sure you aren't breaking some kind of legal agreement for use of the software on more than one computer because you will have to activate it and you know how Microsoft can be.


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We have it on 2 of the 3 computers we have and it doesn't seem to be compatible with Word as it is said to be. When my daughter attaches her assignments to her professor it doesn't work.

It is on a refurbished Dell ( XP PRO Interl® Celeron® CPU: 2.40 GHZ, 2.39Ghz, RAM: 504 MB).

What might I try to get these programs to sync?

Thanks so much!

Answer:compatibility of "open office" suite and Microsoft Office Suite?

Hello alpad,

When she saves the document to send to the professor, which format is she saving it in? If she saves it as the default .odt, Word won't be able to open it. In the small window by "Save as Type" she needs to click the arrow to cause the drop down menu to come up, then select the proper Word version to save it as. My version of Open Office has the following MS Word options:

MS Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)
MS Word 95 (.doc)
MS Word 6.0 (.doc)

There is also an XML version. The latest version of Open Office, version 3, is also compatible with MS Word 2007; however, I don't know how that appears in the drop down menu as I don't yet have that version of Open Office.

Once she has chosen the proper Word format, then she needs to save the document. This is the version she should submit to the professor.

Orange Blossom

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I'm having trouble with my office assistant. I have an Office Suite 2003 product on my new Vista Home Premium OS PC. Anytime I try to fix my office assistant by using the gallery it gives me an error message that says there isn't enough memory to complete the operation. I'm only using about 22 GB out of a total 227 GB available, so I don't really believe that. Help! Also, there are times when I'm using an application and it tries to automatically update my Word 2003 to 2007 - and ends up getting stuck. I close out of it, but what's going on?

Answer:Office Suite 2003, Vista OS

Did you computer come with a Office 2007 trial pre-installed as well?

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I can't find MS Publisher on my MS Office 2000 Pro Software. I was wondering if I have to do some kind of customized installation to get it installed as part of my office programs or does it even come with the this suite at all. I would appreciate someone input. Thanks much in advance.

Answer:Is MS Publisher included w/ MS Office 2000 Pro Suite

Yes it is according to Microsoft.

However, in my Office 2002 Pro version it was on an entirely separate CD with it's own CD key and not on the main Office CD.

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Since I switched over to my Vista Home Premium system (new PC included) my Office extras have been glitching something fierce. A prime example, one that annoys me to no end, is that my office assistant won't change - it keeps trying to tell me there isn't enough memory! I know that is false considering my PC has at least 432GB free memory and runs at 3Gh, but I don't know what to do to fix it. Help!

Answer:Vista + Office Suite 2003 issue

Take a look at this and the what others are downloading section on this page, see if you think any of those would be the ones that would help. Download details: Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

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I have Office 2000 Suite running on Windows XP Home SP2. Has worked fine for years on this computer. Last week all of the applications: Outlook, Word, Excel all stop responding when I try to save as a file I am working in or insert a file into the document. I use Word as my email editor in Outlook. I have Wordperfect 9 installed by the PC manufacturer (Sony) and it works fine. Why and how do I fix? I need my Office Suite!Below is the HJT log I ran today. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:53:16 PM, on 4/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEc:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exeC:\Program Files\\VSO\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exeC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

Answer:Office 2000 Suite Programs No Resopnse Errors

See my reply in this thread: problem may be caused by a recent MS security patch. MS is planning to release a NEW and CORRECTED security patch this week to those computers that installed the automatic patch last week.Regards,John

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I have an older version of Office (2000) but would like to use Word 2002 which is installed in my computer. Is there any way to change the default word processing application from Word 2000 to Word 2002?


Answer:Default Word program in Office Suite 2000

Hold your left shift key, and right-click any file with the *.DOC extension.

Choose Open With from the options list.
Checkmark the box that says *always use this program...*
Choose Word (the right one, mind you!) from the list or browse to it.
hit ok.

If that doesn't work, we need to know what operating system.

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Hi all,I was hoping someone could help me with these questions:1)  Currently I have Office Suite 2002 Profesional version.  I'm thinking of replacing it with the 2003 version.  Do I need to do anything special to save all my existing emails and files in Word and Excel, along with the format I've set up for my mail in Outlook and in my Word and Excel files, when I install the 2003 version?  Are there any extra steps I have to go through or will all my existing mail, files, and format be automatically transferred after the installation?2) From the little research I've done, Office Suite 2007 is not worth the trouble, as the improvements are not especially noticeable and ther new interfaces are quite different from the previous versions and will take time to get used to.  Is this true?  I'm relatively happy with the 2002 version and just want to have the additional  features available in the 2003 version without having to start all over again.Thanks for your help!

Answer:Replacing Office Suite 2002 with 2003 Version

Are you talking about Microsoft Office?Installing a new version of office usually just upgrades any old versions you have installed already.  Most files and settings are left intact.

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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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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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SoftMaker Office is a complete and limited - featured office suite that comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program. Compatible with many Microsoft Word and Excel formats. (pre Office 2010), more like office 2003.

Note:Requires registration using Your name, Country & E Mail address used for activation and to obtain serial key by E Mail.

Free SoftMaker Office 2008

Formats the Word Processor (TextMaker) can open.

Formats the Spread Sheet (PlanMaker) can open.

Formats the Power point like application (Presentations) can open.

Note: Compatible with XP, Vista & Windows 7 and currently using in Windows 8 CP (Compatibility mode)

Answer:Free full featured office suite - SoftMaker Office 2008

Sounds good, but since I already have MS Office 2007, I guess I don't need it. Will it do something that mine won't?

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One promising tagline in SSuite Office?s homepage is No Java and No Net. Why is this important? It means that the software runs perfectly on older PCs
1)SSuite Office - The Fifth Element:
This office suite introduces some new innovative concepts in interface design and user-friendly application interaction. You get instant system access, top class application design and a cleaner desktop to name a few. The graphical-user-interface has been made into a more iconic-toolbar, mouse centric type of interface. This increases user-interaction speed and user productivity. This office suite was created to be as useful as possible to whom ever needed an office suite, and not to battle it out with the competition or try to replace them. So... if you enjoy a more uncluttered desktop, cleaner looking application interfaces, and faster software interaction, then this office suite is for You.
SSuite Office offers, aside from these three usual applications, its own email application called My EZmail, a browser, and a database called MonoBase.
It includes seven dictionaries for spell schecking: American, British, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
SSuite Office is compatible with all MSOffice documents thus preserving existing and valuable documents. More importantly, SSuite Office will not disrupt office work flow because existing MSOffice files can be read natively, averting the need to convert files. Another great feature of SSuite Office is built-in PDF functi... Read more

Answer:SSuite Office - Free office software suite

I can't open the above-mentioned url. Pls help me.

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You can now download a fully functional and permanently usable version of the SoftMaker Office 2008 office suite.
SoftMaker Office is a complete and full-featured office that comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program.
Includes: TextMaker Word processor, PlanMaker Spreadsheet, SoftMaker for Presentations. SoftMaker Office 2008: Download this full-featured office suite for free!

Answer:SoftMaker Office 2008 - Free Office Suite

Woah - never heard of this one - so thanks again for the heads up. may also interest some if they are looking for Office Alternatives.

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Question: Office 2000 & 2003

OK, my friend asked me to ask this question. She's a teacher and has Office 2000 and Office 2003 on her computer. Mostly uses 2003, but needs to use 2000 once in a while. When she tries to access 2000, her computer defaults to 2003. Any suggestions?

Answer:Office 2000 & 2003

She needs to find the executable files for that particular version on her PC and creates shortcuts to them. You can only tell files to automatically open with EITHER app, you can only pick one, and with 2003, I don't think it's an option. Tell her to open the one she wants to use, THEN double-click files she wants to open.

Sure hope that when 2003 was installed, it was put in a different directory.

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A friend just bought a new Dell computer with MS Office 2003 pre-installed. Unfortunately, the version received with the new system only includes Word, Excel and Outlook. He still has the original Office 2000 disk from his old system which includes PowerPoint and Access.

Would there be a problem installing the two "missing" apps to his new system? Will the 2000 apps live happily with the 2003 apps? Or...would it be necessary to uninstall the MS Office 2003 and then install the MS Office 2000 to have PowerPoint and Access on his system?

Answer:MS Office 2000 vs. 2003

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Question: Office 2000/2003

I have Office 2000 on my Desktop computer, OS XP Home. I am about to install Office 2003 on both my computers, the one above and a Laptop with OS Vista.
I want to know, if I install Office 2003 will I be able to access all my Excel & Word files generated in Office 2000 ?
Also, will I then be able to transfer files between computers ?


Answer:Office 2000/2003

Yes, they share the format.

You can only have ONE version of outlook installed however.

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Hello Friends,

I have Vista and (strangely) office 2000 premium on my notebook. To convert office 2007 files, i tried to install the office 2007 converted. It requires office 2000 SP3. But Sp3 can not run on vista as it is a 16 bit program. What is the solution.

Further to install SP3, I needed to install SP1R. This got installed but everytime i start word or excel it starts to install again and report that the file "seetup.hlp" is not found. I searched in my comp and the web, I could not find this file.

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The thread title says it all really - can I run both Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 and Access 2000 on same PC? If so how?Thanks in advanceDave

Answer:Office 2003 and access 2000 on same PC?

click here

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If I have Office 2000 and install 2003, will Outlook 2003 pick up my email accounts, contacts etc as they are in Outlook 2000 or do I need to save all these settings first and then reenter them in 2003?

Answer:Upgrading MS Office from 2000 to 2003

No, Outlook will pick everything up when you upgrade.

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Anyone had any problems running Office 2000 or 2003 on Vista?

Answer:Vista and Office 2000 or 2003

office 2003 runs great on vista home premium :cool

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Can Powerpoint 2000 be replaced with Powerpoint 2003 but still keep the rest of the Office 2000 applications? If so, do I have to uninstall Powerpoint 2000 first?

Answer:Installing PP 2003 with Office 2000

The general consensus is:

- always install the older applications first
- install office/ppt in their own folders

c:\program files\microsoftoffice2000\
c:\program files\microsoftoffice2003\

TAJ Simmons
microsoft powerpoint mvp

awesome graphics for powerpoint

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I want to install Office 2003 and I have Office 2000 currently running. Should I uninstall Office 2000 first ? How do I preserver my Outlook emails/folders and settings, will they all be there after installing 2003 without me doing something? Someone told me if I am running outlook express, I have to change to make regular outlook the default before installing 2003, is that true, or can I not sweat that one?

Answer:Going to install office 2003 over 2000...

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Are there any problems with a straight upgrade from Office 2000 to Office 2003?

Answer:Upgrade fro Office 2000 to 2003

in a word, No! ,,,, i use office 2003 and its great. ;-))

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My boss has Windows 2000 O/S. When he is in MS Outlook 2003 and tries to open an MS Word 2000 or MS Excel 2000 attachment, either word or excel start to come up but then simply disappear and he's back to his original email. I've had him turn his PC off and back on (cold boot) and this fixing the problem for a day or two but then it begins again. He can open other word documents and excel spreadsheets without any problems, only has this issue when opening email attachments? Please advise...

Very Respectfully,

Answer:MS Outlook 2003 and Office 2000

What happens if the attachments are dragged to the desktop and opened from there.

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Is this a good idea?

I have 9 computers in a lab. Each PC has:
Celeron 800;
512 MB ram;
Windows XP Pro SP2;
Office 2000 [ Word, Excel, Outlook & perhaps Publisher ];

We need PowerPoint 2003.

I have encountered many problems running Office 2000 on Win XP computers, but at present, there are no problems on the computers of which I am aware.

I welcome your comments.


Answer:Solved: Office 2000 & PPT 2003

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Using XP on home computer.

I have a load of large documents and all composed in Word 2000.

I also have Office 2003 exe sitting on my computer.

Ms continually sends me updates for 2003 but fails to install them, probably because I have not installed 2003.

If I install 2003, what happens to my documents in 2000? Will they reformat or destroy my documents? If I lose them, I lose my job and income. This is scary. :cry

I'm quite content with Word 2000 and not tempted to update to any of the newer versions. If I delete Office 2003, how will it affect things?

As I said - scary - especially when I'm not technically inclined and tend to stick with what I know.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


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I have a new computer with microsoft office 2003. My old PC has 2000. I put some old documents on my new PC (Excel and Access) and I am unable to open the documents under office 2003. I heard there's a way to convert these files? Please advise, thanks

Answer:Convert office 2000 to 2003


Try the viewer converters here

But also check your Office 2003 as it should open them fine (Office 2007 would need the compatiblity pack) by default, so what error messages do you get when opening a Office 2000 file in Office 2003?

Plus are these Excel and Access files stored on a network drive, if they are copy them to the host PC (aka the one your working on) and see if they open.

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HiCan anyone give me some advice on which is the best free office suite to download? I just want to use Word files on my home pc really and perhaps the odd excell spreadsheet. I could do with one that can read the MS version and then allow me to edit it and then send it back to the MS version for further editing if possible.ThanksWillo

Answer:Best Free office suite compatible with MS Office

click here

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Just got a HP laptop with Windows 8. Nice About $300 at local wally Mart.Did you notice.? No Office trail in Windows 8. So then, what about the free office programs?Do they  the work OK in Windows 8?I want to try one named  "Libre Office" which I know works in Windows 7.What do you think?  What alternative Office Suite works for you in Windows 8?

Answer:No Office in WIndowss 8. Free Office Suite?

Libre' Office works fine in Win8...MS is moving Office to a subscription as you go so to speak.

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I have a friend who has a legal copy of office 2000 on his laptop but cannot find the original disk, is it possible to use a 2003 disk I have, to install the Powerpoint element for organisational charts?

Answer:Office 2000 update using 2003 disk?

probably not due to the OEM numbers being different, but by all means give it a try and let us know if it does/doesnt. I would be very surprised if it does though....

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here is the scenerio...

When I open office applications having Outlook running then I will get an error message " The Office Assistant could not be started. Repair Office 2000."

It will not pop up the error when out look is not running and I can open office applications fien and get that lilttle Office assistant popped up.

I tried repairing Office 2000 as well as Outlook from add/remove programs.

This did not help me. I have Win Xp and 2GB RAM.
Please help me out.

Answer:Who Is The Culprit Ms Outlook 2003 Or Ms Office 2000

Ok so yuo tried the repair install, did you attempt a re-install? I have found tht this often fixes issues that the repair install for some reason doesn't. Just an idea.

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Ok here is my problem lol i already have office premium 2000 but my sister gave me the disc to office pro 2003 (which is a legal copy considering i have actual disc) i updated office using it everything works fine but for some reason when i updated office it put my frontpage in a diffrent language, everythingelse,powerpoint,excel,word..... is all in english, i didnt think that office 2003 even came with fp but it updated that also to fp2003 and that is what is in a diffrent language thou. i cant figure out how to change the language cause i cant read the options, i used the language tool that came with 2003 but it wont change the language to english i am running winxp does anyone have any sugestions?


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 :(I seem to have BOTH versions of Microsoft Office showing up in my PROGRAM FILES library, although when I start any Office application, it says it's the Office 2003 version.That being said, both versions were installed by COPIED cd's, and NEITHER show up on the ADD/REMOVE list in the CONTROL PANEL, should I wish to remove one version {the 2000 one}. And there doesn't appear to be an UNINSTALL exe, nor an UNINSTALL option on either 2000 {or 2003!} for me to do this.For years, Office Update always looked after fixes, versions, etc., but lately, I cannot download fixes to Outlook 2003 and Excel 2003, and am now 4 'repairs' behind. Secunia calls them THREATS when it scans my pc, so I'd like to remove BOTH versions and reinstall Office 2003 {I have a zipped file of this, which I'd use, plus the copied cd, if I really need it}.Can I just delete the Office 2000 file folder and reboot, and use Office Update to get Office 2003 updated properly? Or should I delete BOTH, reboot, reinstall Office 2003 and use Office Update to get Office 2003 updated properly? Can I just delete file folders to remove Office 2000 or Office 2003 or both?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2000 and 2003 ~ YIKES!

Do you have an original CD and certificate of authenticity?

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I seem to have BOTH versions of Microsoft Office showing up in my PROGRAM FILES library, although when I start any Office application, it says it's the Office 2003 version.
That being said, both versions were installed by COPIED cd's, and NEITHER show up on the ADD/REMOVE list in the CONTROL PANEL, should I wish to remove one version {the 2000 one}.
And there doesn't appear to be an UNINSTALL exe, nor an UNINSTALL option on either 2000 {or 2003!} for me to do this.
For years, Office Update always looked after fixes, versions, etc., but lately, I cannot download fixes to Outlook 2003 and Excel 2003, and am now 4 'repairs' behind. Secunia calls them THREATS when it scans my pc, so I'd like to remove BOTH versions and reinstall Office 2003 {I have a zipped file of this, which I'd use, plus the copied cd, if I really need it}.
Can I just delete the Office 2000 file folder and reboot, and use Office Update to get Office 2003 updated properly?
Or should I delete BOTH, reboot, reinstall Office 2003 and use Office Update to get Office 2003 updated properly?
Can I just delete file folders to remove Office 2000 or Office 2003 or both?

Answer:Microsoft Office 2000 and 2003 ~ YIKES

I don't have a solution for you, but a question....if you delete for example 2003 and keep 2000 what will happen to all your files.

I am having a similar problem.

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I have Office 2000 which includes Access 2000. All of my databases have been created using Access 2000.Here comes the query:I want to purchase Office 2003 Student edition for my kids, however, it doesn't have Access on it. So, how do I run Access 2000 if I have Office 2003 on my system?As far as I know, Office 2003 will try to overwrite all previous versions of Office.Please advise.

Answer:Office 2003 + Access 2000 query

click here

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Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

I could use some of the features of Office XP, and would really like to retain my Windows 2000 environment. Do you think I could make this upgrade in Office?


Answer:Can I upgrade Office 2000 to Office XP, while still running Windows 2000?

Office XP can run on Windows 2000. Even though the operating systems and office suites have the same naming convention, that doesn't mean that they have to match up (Windows 2000-Office 2000, Windows XP-Office XP).

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Just replaced older pc with new HP - Vista OS. I want to transfer files that are in Office 2000 Pro to this machine, however, read about some quirks. Am I better off loading Office 2003 or 2007 on here to assure an easy transfer of the 2000 Pro files? Also, can I use the transfer cable to do so or should I use a jump drive? Thanks very much! Linda

Answer:Office 2003 or 2007 to replace 2000 Pro on Vista?

Normally 2003 or 2007 will have no problems using 2000 file types. There can sometimes be an occasional problem with one or two documents that can easily be recovered using a free online app some of which are located

In terms of transferring files I would use a Jump Drive - I find less errors and less chance of losing anything.

Hope this helps

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Hello world,

I am required to update staffs MS office 2000 to office 2003, can i copy the users .pst, .dic and autocorrect options and replace the files in office 2003 or is there an easier method?

I have to transfer the office 2000 users files / settings to a new clean updated install of office 2003 pro on a differnet / newer p.c.

The operating system these are to be transfered too is different being XP Pro sp3 - from a couple of exisisting Xp home SP2 and several win 2000 pro sp4.
I need to do this for these particular apps / files all are from office 2000 - Word, Excel and Outlook files to Office 2003.

I had a look at ms office site but like most ms stuff, I find its overly complicated with too much junk on screen, and couldnt find a way to sign up easily, and when i did it said i wasnt signed up even though at the top its said signed in..and the page hadnt been up long enough to expire... had a couple of searches but i got frustrated with the site. So put a post here instead.

Really appreciate the assist with this query. :confused

Thanks in advance for appropriate links, info etc.

Answer:Help Office 2000 to 2003 transfer user settings

o.k update..

I have found that i can use the files and settings transfer wizard for the Xp home units, as most of these are already office 2003.

The one issue that remains is upgrading the O/S Win 2000 Pro SP4 units, which are using the Office 2000 Pro these settings need to be used with Xp PRO and with Office 2003.

1) I still need to transfer the user settings for, outlook 2000 - this means address book contacts and emails..pst files to office 2003. Can I successfully use the import / export feature for the personal folders between these versions of office 2000 / 2003?

2) I need to do the same for Office 2000 Word files in particular, the autocorrect, dic and custom.dic files Can these be transfered - the method would be great.

3) Any of the other 2000 office apps along the way. Such applications as Publisher settings, powerpoint settings everything etc..

4) Also is there a file and settings transfer wizard equivalent in Windows 2000 pro?

Thanks again in advance for taking the time to read this and for any info.

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bought a new (a genuine MS one) MS Small Office Editon 2003 to replace ageing Office 2000 that is on my computer now....will the simple install of Office 2003 convert existing important files of Outlook like addresses and such or will it wipe them out...that is my main worry of losing my address book, contacts and email...not worried about Excel files and such........thanks to all....

Answer:Replacing Office 2000 with new version 2003 Question

Your files should be safe. Although (hehe, you knew it was coming), you should back up all of your files anyway. For outlook, backup your Outlook.Pst file (copy it, paste and rename as Outlook.Pst.Old or something). That will hold most everything (i.e. emails, contacts, folders, etc) except any custom rules. Actual files, i.e. XLS, DOC or PPT files will not be adjusted at all.

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At my wits end, This Christmas I bought my daughter a new PC, on it was Office 2007 Student, it looked different so I downloaded the 90 day trial version of 2007 Standard from Microsoft on my PC to give it a try. The first thing I noticed after installation was it began to Reconfigure/Reinstall whenever I opened up any module and it did it continually therafter. So I tried remove it and reinstall it (about 3 times), so I went online and realized that I just downloaded another bad problem from Microsoft. But to make matters worse I saw references of similar issues to Office 2000 and 2003 as well . Not to be daunted I tried reinstalling Office 2003 and 2000 numerous times the problem stuck, to me it appears to be a Vista issue (go figure). I have done everything that I can imagine, I have done everything that MS said to do including reinstalling VISTA (I even reloaded it on another newly formatted drive!). I have done everything that I can see on the net .... My only conclusion, It has to be one of the updates MS applies to VISTA.  I am running Vista Ultimate 32 bit on a AMD quad core, MSI K9A2 (4GB) with 3 hard drives and 2 ATI 3870's in crossfire. I don't want to go through the whole wipe/reformat and reload again, its got to be in the registry.. Help

Answer:Office 2000/2003/2007 Reconfigure/Reinstall Occurances

After 3 days I have given up, I downloaded the free version of Incredimail and it worked from the get-go, I'm looking for an MS compatible Document program now..

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

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

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

Can anyone help please?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4.) I was not able to get the Zip file to extract in the C directory or able to find the default file location the first time. But by clicking "Browse&... Read more

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

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I'm running Win XP SP1

Just wondering if it will cause any problems if I add Powerpoint from Office 2000 to a machine which has Office 2002 with SP3 applied.

What's the position with Forward and Backward compatibility with Icrosoft programs?


Answer:Compatibility: Can I add Office 2000 components to a machine with Office 2002 SP3?


The general consensus is that it's best to

1) install the older applications BEFORE you install the newer ones
2) install them in different folders

c:\program files\msoffice2002-xp\
c:\program files\msoffice2000\

TAJ Simmons
microsoft powerpoint mvp

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

Answer:Update from Office 2003 to Office 2013 saving Outlook

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I googled and found this solution;

1 ) Download the MSAgent technology

2)Download the MSAgent2.exe file from
Run the download, accepting the UAC prompt (the security prompt) and select the option "This program installed correctly"

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

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

I found this advice here:

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

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

Any clues anyone?

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

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

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

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Hey All,

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help in advance.

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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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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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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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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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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 installed Office 2000 onto a new PC with Windows XP SP2 and found that the spellchecker isn't highlighting incorrect spellings on any new WORD documents I create and further the grammer checker on the Tools-Options-Spelling & Grammer tab is greyed out. This despite the correct tick-boxes being set. However everything works fine on the documents I created previously on my old computer and copied across. Interestingly Spell-checker works fine in Excel on both new and old files.I have installed Office 2000 onto another machine before with XP and everthing worked fine. This one is still SP1. Could that be the problem ? Any other ideas ?

Answer:Office Spell-checker not working in Office 2000

Have you tried click here and looked to see if there is an issue? There are some patches there as well which may help.

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I have Excel 2000 installed, but need to install Excel 2007 also. Is it possible for me to have both of them installed, but keep 2000 as my default?

Answer:Solved: Install Office 2007 with Office 2000

I followed the instructions here and it workred:

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I have vista on my Asus laptop - 6 months old - which also came with MS Office 2007 - as work has MS office 2000 verison, went out, bought a legit copy of office2000 and... CRASH!
could not open word/excel/outlook etc - did find out through a forum that cannot have another version of outlook with 2007 at the same time - so uninstalled office 2000 and only installed word and excel 2000.

same error - when opening word/excel it opens up, but as soon as it comes up with the pop up to accept terms and conditions, it also comes up with another pop up saying windows has found a problem, and will advise when there is a solution - the only button which works is 'ok' and once pressed, it closes.

read elsewhere, that it could be due to having ms office 2007 installed first - so uninstalled both 2000 and 2007 versions of all ms office and re-installed excel and word 2000 - and still with the same error - PLEASE HELP...
are there any 'footprints' left in the system from 2007? are there other parts which need to be removed for a complete uninstall?

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I am wondering if anyone knows how to customize the "Open Office Document" program in Office 2000... this is the small program that archives shortcuts and has a tool bar on the left hand side with options that include : Web folders, Favorites, Desktop, Personal and History. I want to customize the "Look In:" tool bar...


Answer:Office 2000: Open Office Document Shortcut

I can't find a single way to change that setting. So, here's what I'd do.

Go to your (default) folder in Windows Explorer. Right-click it and hit Create Shortcut. Then, right-click the shortcut and hit Properties. Hit Change Icon. Give it the Open Office Document icon and also rename it to Open Office Document.

Copy or cut the shortcut.

Go to C:\windows\start menu and delete the old Open Office Document Shortcut and paste the new one in there.

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Can anybody out there help- I have a number of documents saved in binders on Office 97. I've now switched to Office 2000 [which appears not to 'do' binders] and can't figure out how to read them - they come out in gobbledegook. Advice Please.

Answer:(Solved) Read Office 97 docs in Office 2000

Office 2000 does have binder. Look for it under Microsoft Office Tools. Perhaps you did not install it?

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

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

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

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Hello, please help, this is really bugging me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks guys, love this forum.

Answer:Office Assistant Problem - All Office 2000 Applications

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