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Excel 2007 revision history

Hey all, In Excel 2003...when I right clicked on an excel file I could go to 'Previous Versions' of the file...how do I do that with Excel 2007?
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SViewCommented:

For backward compatibility and collaboration with earlier versions of  Microsoft Office Excel, you can use one of two ways to open Microsoft  Office Excel 2007 workbooks in an earlier version of Excel. You can  either use the earlier binary file format (.xls) or the new XML-based  file format (.xlsx) to exchange workbooks between different versions of  Excel.To ensure that a workbook that you save in Office Excel 2007  can be  opened in an earlier version of Excel, you can save a copy that is  fully compatible with Excel 97-2003 (.xls) in Excel 2007.

Users who use an earlier version of Excel can also download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word,  Excel and PowerPoint File Formats   to install  updates and converters for the earlier  version of  Excel. This allows  them to open, edit, and save an Excel 2007 workbook  in the earlier version of Excel, without having to save it to that  version's file format first or without having to upgrade the earlier  version of Excel to Excel 2007.

This is taken directly from the Microsoft website. Here is the link for that information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA100141071033.aspx

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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Thanks...but thats not what I asked...I am asking how to see the 'Previous Versions' tab? It went away after I upgraded to Excel 2007
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johnb6767Commented:
Disabling previous version tab
http://en.kioskea.net/faq/1670-disabling-previous-version-tab

But reverse the steps to see if it helps ENABLING the tab....
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Reserve directions to enable previous history tab dont really help...
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luconstaCommented:
As johnb6767 pointed out, "previous version" is a feature of the operating system not Excel.
To re-enable thi option see this article How to enable Previous Versions but if you are in a business environment with Active Directory you shoud contact your administrator which may disable it by a group policy.
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
I should have mentioned...I have XP
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luconstaCommented:
1. XP Home or Professional?
2. Your PC is part of a business network with Active Directory?...
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Pro, part of AD
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luconstaCommented:
In this case you have to contact your IT Administrator to check if this feature is still available on your network.
Either you are missing the "Previous Versions Client for Windows XP" also known as Shadow Copy Client or this feature is no more used on your network (the last one could be checked if there is at least one PC that still have the old Excel version and you could see if the "missing tab" is still there)
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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