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Orbison

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Hello everyone... Would you guys recommend upgrading to Office 2007 from 2003? What are the Pros and Cons between Office 2003 & 2007? Thanks :whistling:

P.S. - I am a student

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Ok, i bought Office 97, and then 3 year's later i bought Office 2000, and again 3 year's later i bought Office 2003. I refuse to buy Office 2007 simply because it has a few little tweaks. It is not worth the price anymore.

Just like i refuse to use the new Adobe Acrobat and have switched to Fox-it, i am now trying out different free Office alternatives. Other than that i will keep using Office 2000 and 2003. I have no need for the special little new widgets in Office's "Latest Version because it's available".

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Upgradin jus now is not a good idea coz MS Office 2007 uses new formats like docx which are not compatiable with older versions . So documetns created with 2007 will not run on 2003 or older versions . So better stay with 2003 for now

But 2007 has a completely new interface and lot of improvements . Upgrade when it will commonly used and dont go for Open Office or any other open source MS office alternative
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I've already upgraded, there aren't many new features, but it is very nice graphically - I'll post some screenshots if you like.
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I upgraded and found it much easier to use and easier on the eyes than previous versions, its much easier to find things when you cant remember that odd function you occasionally need and really helps you find and use all those little things youve never used before but make life a little easier. I like it when i use windows i would use it rather tha OO and i switched to open office when 2003 came out and then went back to office, i never saw the point of upgrading every three years between 2000 and open office i was set so 2007 is a big improvement to me.
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Upgradin jus now is not a good idea coz MS Office 2007 uses new formats like docx which are not compatiable with older versions . So documetns created with 2007 will not run on 2003 or older versions . So better stay with 2003 for now

But 2007 has a completely new interface and lot of improvements . Upgrade when it will commonly used and dont go for Open Office or any other open source MS office alternative




This scares me...

Thanks for all your responses guys!

I think i am going to hold off because of the message i quoted above :whistling:
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It will run with Office 2003, he just obviously hasn't read.

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oh sorry my mistake . Well technically what I said was correct that docx and other formats will not be supported by previous versions

I didnt know that feature

Again I'm sorry
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Heh, make sure you look next time though. Did you think microsoft would not allow backwards compatabilities?

Merry Christmas - have a goodun :whistling:

Edited by SuperSam, 24 December 2006 - 06:29 PM.

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Yeah its all backwards compatible and you select the document format when you save the option for 2003 .doc version is quite clear and i expect what most people use i know its my default format for 2007.
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It will run with Office 2003, he just obviously hasn't read.

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That looks cool, I'd do it if I had the money, but I dont
BTW what are the free office alternatives you talk about?
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One is Sun Star Office, free at the moment

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