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==How to open Microsoft Office 2007 documents in Office 2003==
 
==How to open Microsoft Office 2007 documents in Office 2003==
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Microsoft [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en offers a compatibility pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007] file formats, which can be located [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en here]. When the file is converted  from an Office 2007 document to an Office 2003 document the following list will explain what will change in the file:
 
Microsoft [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en offers a compatibility pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007] file formats, which can be located [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en here]. When the file is converted  from an Office 2007 document to an Office 2003 document the following list will explain what will change in the file:

Revision as of 21:03, 16 February 2009

The difference between Office 2007 and Office 2003

File Format
Other than the fact that Microsoft office 2007 and 2003 have different file extensions, the main difference between the file formats in Office is that Office 2007 uses .xml to format the document to allow more features.

Appearance
You may notice the biggest visual difference on the menu's at the top of of the screen. This was implemented by Microsoft for the purposes of making it easier for people to discover features that are already present in the Office suite.

How to open Microsoft Office 2007 documents in Office 2003

Greencheck.png Download Office2k7 Compatibility Pack
[pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007]


Microsoft offers a compatibility pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 file formats, which can be located here. When the file is converted from an Office 2007 document to an Office 2003 document the following list will explain what will change in the file:

Office Word 2007 When Changed to 2003
Equations Become graphics and cannot be changed
Themes Permanently coverted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme colors.
Theme Colors Permanently coverted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme colors.
Theme fonts Permanently converted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme fonts.
Theme Effects Permanently coverted to styles. If the file is later opened in Office 2007, you cannot automatically change the style by using theme colors.
Content controls Permanently converted to static text.
Tracked moves Permanently converted to insertions and deletions.
Heading and body fonts Permanently converted to static formatting. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, heading and body fonts won't automatically change if you use a different style.
Relative text boxes Permanently converted to absolute positioning.
Margins Permanently converted to absolute positioning. If the file is later opened in Office Word 2007, the margins won't automatically change if you use a different style.
Bibliography Permanently converted to static text.
Citations Permanently converted to static text.
Placeholder text in citations Permanently converted to static text.
Placeholder text in content controls Permanently converted to static text.
Office Art Only a small subset of illustrations are available.
Charts and diagrams Some charts and diagrams will be converted to images that cannot be changed.
Custom XML Not supported.