What are the pros and cons for using 2007?  Currently using Office 2003.

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2008-02-27
I would like to know what pro's and cons are known about Office 2007.  We are currently using Office 2003.  Any help would be grateful.
Question by:jmattson30
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    I may be a bit biased but I can't think of any plus points.
    I have actually used both quite extensively and to my mind 2003 is much better. For a start the interface is familiar yet easily customisable. Its also faster than the 2007 offering, takes less disk space and produces more portable documents.
    No doubt other will feal differently.
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    I personally like the artistic features of PowerPoint 2007 much better than 2003. You can create some pretty nice looking presentations.
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    ZDnet 2007 and 2003 comparison and pricing.
    Side by side comparison here: Click the + to expand the fields.
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    Greetings jmattson30 !

    Outlook 2007 runs slow in comparison to Outlook 2003.  Disabling some of the new features speeds up OL07 a little, but OL07 is still slow compare to OL03.  

    There is suppose to be better security in Office 2007, but not enough to warrant the upgrade.

    Hope this helps, war1
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    by:Philip Elder
    You can find some information on our experiences on our blog:
    They will give you an overview of some of the patches available, Outlook performance and RSS issues, and more.
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    It is really designed for Vista same with IE7 and Windows Media Player 11


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