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How to convert older Office documents to Office 2007 format

The Office 2007 applications such as Word and Excel can open a spreadsheet or a document which is in an older edition of Office. They can open such older version documents in Compatibility Mode. However, if you need to make use of various newer features available in Office 2007, you will have to convert older Office documents to Office 2007 format. The feature to covert older Office documents to Office 2007 format is very useful. For example, you can now utilize 1.1 million rows in the 2007 version of Excel. In the older versions you could only use sixty-five thousand rows. The method to convert older Office documents to Office 2007 format is the same for all applications. Here we are using the example of a Word document of previous version. If you open a Word or Excel document of an older version, you see [Compatibility Mode] as part of the title.
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Follow these steps to convert older Office documents to Office 2007 format:
Open the Word document which you want to convert into Word 2007 format.
Click on the Microsoft Office button on the top left.
Click on Convert on the left hand side of the menu.
Click on the OK button on the Microsoft Word Office dialog box which appears.
By clicking on the OK button, the document will be automatically converted into the Word 2007 format. You will notice that now the window does not show [Compatibility Mode] as part of the title bar any longer.

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how to download microsoft excel 2007 full version


Hi,
Im afraid there is no legal way to get the FULL Version of Microsoft Excel for Free.

However there are a couple free alternatives you can try:

Open Office:
Download Apache OpenOffice

Google Sheets:
Google Sheets create and edit spreadsheets online for free

These are the two I use the most.

Is there a specific reason you need Microsoft Excel?

Jan 10, 2012 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I just bought a new desktop that has office starter on it. I have office 2007 that i want to load but it is an "update" version. Will this recognize office starter as a registered microsoft product and load my office 2007


Microsoft Office Starter is a new product launched by Microsoft that comes only in a version that is pre-installed on certain computers. There are no genuine licensed CD, DVD or download versions of this product. It should therefore actually be Microsoft Office Starter 2010 that you have pre-installed on your computer.

So the simple answer to your question is no. An Office 2007 Update will have no effect on an Office 2010 application. Also, an Office 2007 Upgrade application will probably not install anything at all on your computer unless of course you have genuine licensed versions of Office 2000 or Office 2003 already installed on it that are capable of being upgraded.

Microsoft Office Starter 2010 has a perpetual license (never expires), so it is not immediately obvious why you would feel the need to upgrade it, unless there is a particular Microsoft Office function that you need which is not included in Starter.

Office Starter replaces the various Trial versions of Office that used to come pre-installed on some computers. Office Starter is a reduced functionality version of Office including basic versions of Word and Excel. Neither PowerPoint nor Outlook are available in the Starter format. Word and Excel Starter can be used as they are for an indefinite period of time or can be unlocked to the functionality of various full versions of Office by buying and downloading an activation code from Microsoft. Starter can be used to open any Microsoft Word or Excel documents or spreadsheets and can also be used to perform basic editing of such documents and spreadsheets (a number of sophisticated tools and functions do not feature in Starter and are available only in the full versions of Microsoft Office).

If you do not want or cannot afford to upgrade Starter to a full-function version of Microsoft Office 2010, then a free full-function Office suite application called Open Office is available that is of similar quality to Microsoft Office and can also be used to open edit and manage Microsoft Office documents spreadsheets and databases. Open Office is available to download install and use totally free of charge (like other Open Source applications) from:

www.openoffice.org

Oct 06, 2011 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I have Microsoft Office 2007 which I purchased from Dell and installed late last year or earlier this year, however, the Excel keeps getting lost and I cannot open documents which I have done or received previously. How can I fix this. This is an authorized version, however I cannot remember the key code and I cannot find my installation cd.


Use http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ to find the serial number. As for the corrupt Excel program, you may need to determine what exactly is the problem there.

Go to Start, All Programs, Microsoft Office and see if Excel is listed. If it is, then click on it to launch it. Does it open? If so, then go to where your excel spreadsheets are saved to (e.g. My Documents) then right click an Excel spreadsheet & click on "Open With". Select Choose Program. Select the Microsoft Excel. If Excel is not listed, click the browse button and browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12. Click the Always use the selected program to open this type of file checkbox. Click OK

Nov 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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