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Sync a existing SharePoint list to Excel 2007

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I know MS has an add in that allows you to create a new SP list that is syncronized with the excel workbook however it doesn't allow you to syncronize excel to an existing list.  I have a well developed list that i would like to be able to edit in excel and syncronize back to the SP list.  I did some online research and it looks like 2003 has this exact functionality but 2007 only has this lame add in.  

Does anyone know of a workaround to this or do we simply need to down grade to 2003 to get the functionality back?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=25836e52-1892-4e17-ac08-5df13cfc5295&displaylang=en&Hash=JVW1x3p8WJEunXyAccyxosqWdBC8Nt5%2f5YxQMRAFHv%2bG5o1p1JPiWbPzXiQ625TEnXIUl%2bNTIZAucdKyOGolkQ%3d%3d
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I believe you found the best two solutions - downgrade or use the add-in.

Another solutions that is typically used, is to delete the list and have Excel push the list back to SharePoint.
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