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Windows 7: Issues with Excel 2003 files

11 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium don't know how many bits.
Issues with Excel 2003 files

Dear Experts, please can you help?
When I create Excel documents using Excel 2003 on my Windows 7 system it saves them as 'OOBE.' documents.
If I try to open them from 'My Computer' it says it cannot open them (the Open With option does not suggest Excel). However if I open Excel first then go File Open, then document is fine.
When attaching these files to emails they don't look like Excel files then either.
Many thanks,

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11 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Try installing the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack alongside Office 2003, also, have you tried right-clicking the relevant documents and selecting Open With?

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 - Microsoft Digital Life New Zealand
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17 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium don't know how many bits.

Thanks for the reply seavixen32. I'll try that.
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