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New Microsoft word files ".docx" files do not work on Microsoft office 2003 by themselves there is a patch released by Microsoft called word viewer which works for most files http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac&displaylang=en
After you have installed Office Pro 2007, Office product key is saved in registry files. So if you have installed it on your computer before, run iSunshare product key finder to find forgotten product key code. At the same time, Windows OS, and IE, SQL server product key could be found too.
Users of the Microsoft Office XP and 2003 programs Word, Excel, or PowerPoint—please install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Updatebefore downloading the Compatibility Pack.
By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able to open, edit, andsave files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007.The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with theMicrosoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPointViewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For moreinformation about the Compatibility Pack, see Knowledge Base article 924074.
Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2000 or Microsoft Word 2002 to read or write documents containing complex scripts, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925451 for information to enable Word 2007 documents to be displayed correctly in your version of Word.
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).
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.
Double-click the FileFormatConverters.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
To remove this download:
On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
Select Add/Remove Programs.
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.
Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.
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If you previously installed MS Word on your computer and had the key but have lost it, you can recover the key from your computer. The easiest way is to download Belarc >HERE<
Belarc is a trusted and safe little piece of software, no spyware or harmful nonsense and easily removed if you don't want it. It will actually tell you all kinds of things about your computer, including the original product keys for the microsoft software you have installed etc. Really useful info to store for safe keeping. Run the software, it will produce an html web style page packed with info about your computer.
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