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How To View Word 2007 With Word 2003

July 14th, 2011

Hello,

If you have Word 2003 and a friend sends you over a file created in Word 2007 you’re going to have a problem, because Word 2003 was made a few years before the 2007 version it can’t understand the newer file format. The problem does not occur when a 2003 file is opened by Word 2007, the newer version of Word is backwards compatible.

If you want to open Word 2007 documents with Word 2003 you’ll need a update and it’s provided free of charge by Microsoft. The update is a small download and it’s simple to install.

Click the link below to download the solution.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

I’ve included a short video below that takes you through the downloading and installing process in detail.

Full details on the update provided by Microsoft [here]

Overview

Users of the Microsoft Office XP and 2003 programs Word, Excel, or PowerPoint—please install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Update before downloading the Compatibility Pack.

By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, and save files using the file formats in newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint . The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For more information about the Compatibility Pack, see 924074.

Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2000 or Microsoft Word 2002 to read or write documents containing complex scripts, please see 925451 for information to enable newer versions of Word documents to be displayed correctly in your version of Word.

Administrators: The administrative template for the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint converters contained within the Compatibility Pack is available for download.

Update: The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack has been updated to include SP2. Additionally, with the updated Compatibility Pack, if .DOCX or .DOCM files contain custom XML tags, those tags are removed when the file is opened in Word 2003. For more information, please see KB978951
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System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows 7;Windows Server 2008

* Recommended Microsoft Office programs:
o Microsoft Word 2000 with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Excel 2000 with Service Pack 3, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 with Service Pack 3

o Microsoft Word 2002 with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Excel 2002 with Service Pack 3, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 with Service Pack 3

o Microsoft Office Word 2003 with at least Service Pack 1, Microsoft Office Excel 2003 with at least Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 with at least Service Pack 1

o Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003

o Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003

o Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003

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Instructions

To install this download:

1. Ensure your system is up to date by installing all High-Priority/Required updates on Microsoft Update (required for Microsoft Office XP and 2003 users).

2. After installing all High-Priority/Required updates with Microsoft Update, download the Compatibility Pack by clicking the Download button above and saving the file to your hard disk.

3. Double-click the FileFormatConverters.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.

4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

To remove this download:

1. On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.

2. Select Add/Remove Programs.

3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.

4. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.

Repair Corrupt Word 2007 Document

July 14th, 2011

Hello,

If you have a damaged of corrupted Word 2007 document, fear not. I’ve recently written a article that specifically deals with this problem. Your Word 2007 document can be restored back to a normal condition.

Click the link to read How to repair a corrupt word document

How To Make A Resume (CV) With Word.

July 7th, 2011

Want to get that all important job that you been wanting so badly. First impressions is everything and even before your new employer has met you. They will want to see your amazing CV.

Your thinking. How can i make an amazing CV from scratch?

Don’t panic. All the start up is done for you using word 2003 and 2007.

Here you will find how to create your amazing template with all the topics and layouts. This can all be done in only a few minutes. So then all you have to do is input all your information that will help you get that job.

Here are two short videos to help you.

This first video is for word 2003. The video is from About.com

How To Make A Resume In Word 2003

This second video is for word 2007. This video is from Youtube.

How To Save Many Open Documents At Once.

May 9th, 2010

When you have many douments open in word. You want to make sure all are saved.

Most people will save each one individually and this takes time and many different saved names.

Now you can save all your documents at once and keep them saved all together.

Making it faster and eaiser.

Hold down [shift] and click on the file tab. You will then see the option to save all.

How To Go Back To your Last Editing Location.

May 9th, 2010

You have finished editing your last document and now have come back to it at a later time. When going into word. It always opens a new blank document.

Here is a very simple technique to get you back to where you last was.

As soon as the blank document opens press [shift][F5].

This will show you your last four edits in word.

If you do this method within seconds on the new document opening it will take you to your last edited save.

How To Use Mail Merge.

April 25th, 2010

Most people only use mail merge every now and then. So here we are going to help you.

Mail merge is used for when you want to send the same letter to a lot of people or if you want to make labels with all your contact details on.

To make it work easy for you it would be better to have your letter in word and contact details in excel already completed and saved.

If you need to make your contact details in excel. Make six Columns with the headings: Company Name, First Name, Last Name, Address, City, Postcode.

In word click on tools then scroll down and click on letters and mailing. Then click on mail merge. Your mail merge section will then open on the right hand side.

Select the type of document you want. ie letters or lables. Then click next at the bottom of that section. Then select either current document you have opened or you select existing and you can search for the document you need. Then click next.

Select recipients. Highlight existing list then underneath click browse. This will open up your mail files. click on my documents and your contact list u saved in excel will be there. Select this and click open.

A select box will open. It will show up with three sheets. This is by default as when ever you use excel it opens 3 sheets for you. Click on the first sheet and click open. A mail merge recipients box will appear with all your contact details. Here you can unselect any of your contact you dont need to use. Then click ok. Then click next at the bottom of your mail merge column.

Here you can select and input you contact details. For example when you have selected the address. It will appear as address block. Once you have inputed each detail click next and you can then preview your work.

Then you can either print your letters or make final changes.

How To Make A Template Using Powerpoint.

April 20th, 2010

A lot of people get confused when starting to use powerpoint. As we have to become a presenter and a designer.

Here we will help you make a great presentation with minimum effort.

You can use many slides for your presentation. Here are the steps for your first one. You can do your text at any point while setting up your template.

first click on file then new.

On the right hand side of the screen you will see a column high lighted new presentation. Then click on blank presentation.

Here you can select the layout you wish to choose. Once selected the top of that column will now say slide layout. As you will find when making your choices for each section. There is many to pick from. So you can have the presentation the way you want it.

Click on slide layout and scroll down to slide design. Here you can select your background.

At the top of this selection click colour scheme. The you can pick your colours of the slide. You can also select on your high lighted colour box if you want to have this selection for just this slide or all.

Then click animation scheme. Here you can select how you want your text to appear on the presentation.

With all your great work on your slide in front of you. You can click play and watch your presentation come to life.

This process is easy and you can repeat it to make all your slide.

How To Use Excel Autosum.

April 11th, 2010

A good little feature that makes excel do the work for you.

Using your cursor select and highlight all the sums you want to be calculated.

Then press the autosum buttom which is located under your window tools buttom. ( M on its side )

Simple as that. All yourlculations are done for you.

Word 2003: Working with Bullets & Numbered Lists

March 18th, 2010

This video created by Teachucomp shows how to created bulleted & numbered lists and how to correctly format them.

Word 2003: How To Wrap Text Around A Picture

March 18th, 2010

A video provided by expert village, the video shows how to wrap text around a picture.