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Transfering fro windows 2000 to new vista computer.

We are trying to transfer files for our old computer windows 2000 onto our new vista computer. The formats are not coming out the same, ie we had boxed our adress on our invoice sheet - the vista is printing the document without the outline box even though the print preview is showing the box. Our spread sheets formats are not the same as what we had on the old computer.

Pls help.. Samantha

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Re: transfering fro windows 2000 to new vista computer.

Try installing the same type of office (probably 2000)

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