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razzer
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office excel

yes;i had some spreadsheets and invoice templates sent to me that i could'nt open because i did'nt have microsoft office or excel.so i downloaded a trial version of excel 2007,which is about to expire.now i am wondering ,if i get office excel 2003 ,should it open these ok if office excel 2007 did?office excel 2007 is very expensive so i am trying to find a cheaper alternative to open and change data and print the invoices and spreadsheets.any help?thanks
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Paul Sperry
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Re: office excel

You have to save your Excel 2007 workbook as an Excel 97-2003 workbook -
Office Button/Save As/Excel 97-2003 Workbook. If you use the features of
Excel 2007 that are not present in Excel 2003 you will have
incompatibilities. Excel will tell you if you have problems when it saves
the file. Just don't use things in Excel 2007 that are not in Excel 2003 and
you should be fine.

Another option is installing the Office 2007 compatibility pack on the oddice 2003
machine.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE...





Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: office excel

Have you tried to open this spreadsheets with openoffice?
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: office excel

Hello,
I have office 2007. Excel files are saved as "*.XLSX" instead of the normal "*.XLS"

I also have OpenOffice, It does not recognizes the .xlsx files.

Regards.
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: office excel

Update:
OpenOffice is planning to release updates which will be compatible with Office 2007.
The Current one is not compatible for sure.


Regards.
Shrikant Lavhate
Esteemed Contributor

Re: office excel

Hi,

You can also try Star Office by Sun microsystems. It is compatible with Office2003 formats. Costs $69.95 - download.
Or even cheaper then Open office is best choice..Free.!!

Open office D/L link:
http://download.openoffice.org/2.3.0/contribute.html?product=OpenOffice.org&os=winwjre〈=en-US&version=2.3.0

Star Office D/L Link:
http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/get.jsp

Will it remain a personal, if I broadcast it here!
Jim Kisco
Trusted Contributor

Re: office excel

You can go to the www.windowsmarketplace.com, and buy the home & student version for $149.95..........

You can change the format setting when you click on the Excel Options button to be saved as 97/2003 version.

Jim
razzer
Honored Contributor

Re: office excel

thanks everyone.