Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Older versions of office

28 Dec 2010   #11
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
Even if you have MS fix the validation, you will still have some issues with it. Some of the other members mentioned Open Office. That's good advice if you don't want to upgrade MS Office as there is nothing wrong with Open Office and they no doubt have a version that is compatible with Win7
OO does work like a champ on Windows 7.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Dec 2010   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Double check your key to be sure you didn't mistype it. I also have used Office97 with Windows 7 64bit with no problems. I also use OpenOffice since it recognizes the new Office formats. The only problem I have with OpenOffice is it does not handle envelopes and labels with my Brother laser printer, so that is why I use Office97 Word for that task. Maybe delete it and reinstall.

Jim
Are you using Outlook 97 as well? What about Access, Power Point?
No. At the present I only use Word97 for envelopes and labels. I use OpenOffice for PP and Excel since they handle the new file formats. I use Windows Live Mail for e-mail. If I could get OpenOffice to work properly with my printer I would not use Word97 at all.

Jim
That's my point. While some Office programs like Word may work without issue, other Office programs with more complicated scripts, programming, or features (Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, or even Excel) may not work or will struggle to work correctly under Windows 7. And not everyone knows about or uses all the features these Office products offer, so if there is a compatibility issue, they're usually unaware until they need that particular feature. That's why Microsoft recommends you update the suite (at least from 97)

Anyways that's why I asked the question, and made my statement about upgrading.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Older versions of office




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Older versions of IE in WIndows 7?
Can someone please explain how can run an older version of IE on my windows 7 machine in a standalone setup, so that I continue to have IE8, but can use IE7 or (preferably) IE6 selectively for certain websites. The compatibility mode in IE8 has not worked on these troublesome sites. Thanks. (I...
Browsers & Mail
Older versions of Windows do not see images in message
I find this very annoying. If I want to put an image in the body of my text, people who have not upgraded to 7 or who cannot afford to upgrade only see a .dat file, no photo. I have a sister with a Mac who cannot see inserted images either and a brother and several friends with older computers. I...
General Discussion
Can't Install Older Software Versions
Problem solved. Thanks for all of the help.
Software
Opening older versions of Microsoft using 2010.
I cannot open any of my documents that were previously saved using an older version of microsoft. I just got a new computer using Windows seven and updated to Microsoft 2010...HELP!!!
Microsoft Office
Windows 7 will not be binary compatible with older versions.
I might have missed this in an earlier post, If I did, I apologise for reposting. The gist of this article, written in May 2008, was that unlike Vista, Winows 7 will not have a "compatabilty" mode. Rather, older programs will run in a virtualized environment Read more here:- ...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App