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Windows 7: Office XP (Word 2002)

30 Oct 2009   #1
GuruSteve

Winows 7
 
 
Office XP (Word 2002)

I have Word 2002 and Excel 2002. Both programs are used quite extensively.

Next week I'm going to install Windows 7 (Home Premium Upgrade x64) on a new blank hard drive. From what I've been told, I will be able to install both Word 2002 and Excel 2002 and have complete funtionality. However, I've not actually talked with anyone who has done this. Can someone give me the straight scoop on this?

Also, I've been thinking about upgrading to Word 2007 but really don't want to spend the bucks right now. If I DID upgrade to Word 2007, are we certain that all of my Word and Excel documents created with the earlier software will be usable (and can be changed) with the new software? I've been told, but haven't yet checked, that Word 2007 saves documents in a new format (.docx?).

If I'm not able to do the above, my wife will kill me!


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30 Oct 2009   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Guru Steve,

First off, if you do upgrade to Office 2007, you will still be able to view older documents from Word and Excel. Word can also be left in the .doc/.dot format if you prefer, but you'll have to do it from the options menu, if you decide to get Office 2007. And yes, Office 2007 works under Windows 7, both 32 & 64-bit. I'm currently using Office Enterprise 2007 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 without any issues.

As to your first question, as to whether you can use Office 2002 on Windows 7, well have a look here Windows 7 Compatibility Center search results - word 2002 but be aware the search doesn't bring up "Word 2002" search so...???

Hope I've helped a little.
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31 Oct 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuruSteve View Post
I have Word 2002 and Excel 2002. Both programs are used quite extensively.

Next week I'm going to install Windows 7 (Home Premium Upgrade x64) on a new blank hard drive. From what I've been told, I will be able to install both Word 2002 and Excel 2002 and have complete funtionality. However, I've not actually talked with anyone who has done this. Can someone give me the straight scoop on this?

Also, I've been thinking about upgrading to Word 2007 but really don't want to spend the bucks right now. If I DID upgrade to Word 2007, are we certain that all of my Word and Excel documents created with the earlier software will be usable (and can be changed) with the new software? I've been told, but haven't yet checked, that Word 2007 saves documents in a new format (.docx?).

If I'm not able to do the above, my wife will kill me!
Hi there

"Ask and Ye shall receive"

I think this is what you are looking for -- I'd still upgrade to Office 2007 / 2010 when possible however

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Note you can also get Viso viewer etc etc.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Jan 2011   #4
TazManila

window 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Hi can anybody help me as have word but when I type and red line under the word and I know that the word is ok I go to ADD it but the add is a grey and does not work why is this?
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