windows 2000, how to open office 2007 files

Posted on 2010-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
the user want to use windows 2000, office 2003 and want to open office 2007 files.
what would be the best way?
Question by:Hiroyuki Tamura

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williamvanerp earned 25 total points
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Download and install the Office Compatability pack for office 2007 system. This transforms DOCX and XLSX files to the old format when opening with office 2000 or office 2003. Works very good.

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dragon24 earned 25 total points
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The easiest way would be to download the Office File Format converter from Microsoft.

Hope this helps!

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joefreedom earned 50 total points
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats:
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add2700 earned 25 total points
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Install the office compatibility pack from here:

You can then open Office 2007 documents.

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by:Hiroyuki Tamura
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file converter only works with xp...

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joefreedom earned 50 total points
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Have you tried installing the compatibility pack?  The requirements listed on the site say that 2000 is supported:

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3
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Recommended Microsoft Office programs:

Microsoft Word 2000 with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Excel 2000 with Service Pack 3, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 with Service Pack 3

Microsoft Word 2002 with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Excel 2002 with Service Pack 3, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 with Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office Word 2003 with at least Service Pack 1, Microsoft Office Excel 2003 with at least Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 with at least Service Pack 1

Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003

Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003

Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003

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hiroyuki718 I have users with Office 2000, and the file converter works fine for them with no issues. Have you actually downloaded and tried it yet? I would give that a shot and post back results.

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