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Im going to get a laptop for a user and he will probably need Microsoft Office programs like word, and excel when logged onto the network but otherwise not.  Do I need to purchace Office for this laptop in this situation or will it be able to access files when on the network.  Also, if I get Office 2007 would it be compatible with older versions of files/prgrams?
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Hi, TVanLanen.

Yes, unless you want to use a product like StarOffice (http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.jsp) that can read and write Microsoft Office files.  Yes, 2007 can work with files produced by older version of Office.
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You don't necessary buy Office. You can use OpenOffice suite, which is free and is fully compatible with Office.
http://openoffice.org-suite.com/index.asp

If you decided to buy Office2007, bear in mind that old Office products (2003 etc) cannot open files that are created by Office 2007. You need to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack on ALL workstations that run an older version of Office.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx
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"bear in mind that old Office products (2003 etc) cannot open files that are created by Office 2007"

True if the files are saved in native 2007 format.  However, you can save in the older format and can set the older format as the default for saves.
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Thanks BlueDevilFan :)
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What I was looking for.  You guys reconfirmed my thoughts thanks
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You're welcome.
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