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Microsoft office 2007 Compatibility with 2003

I created a spreadsheet using MS EXCEL 2007. I saved it to a memory stick and tried to open it at work using MS EXCEL 2003 and it couldn't open the file stating that it didn't recognize the program. So is MS Office 2007 not compatible with 2003

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MS 2007 is not compatible with MS 2003....because the program hadn't been created yet when 2003 was released. To rectify the problem, you must use the SAVE AS command in your 2007 and in the box where it says file type, select Excel 2003 spreadsheet. It will then save it to a format that your 2003 Excel can recognize.

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Gudpm po im asking about how to open my open offices file again..last feb 15 i open my company pc the file has corrupted... tnx.....


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How to open office 2007 files into Office 2003?


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Follow the given steps to download free Microsoft compatibility pack and install it.

To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.

Visit the following link to download the Microsoft compatibility pack:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en


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How to open office 2007 files into Office 2003?


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Follow the given steps to download free Microsoft compatibility pack and install it.
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
Visit the following link to download the Microsoft compatibility pack:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

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