+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Cloud Services Thread, Office 365 + Office 2003 + xlsl = fail in Technical; Hello, all.. Our authority uses Glow, which is an externally hosted Sharepoint-based service which can be shared out between all ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    East Renfrewshire
    Thank Post
    Thanked 23 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power

    Office 365 + Office 2003 + xlsl = fail

    Hello, all..

    Our authority uses Glow, which is an externally hosted Sharepoint-based service which can be shared out between all schools in Scotland. (Probably over simplifying it, but there y'go).

    Glow are migrating to an Office 365 type environment.

    Our client workstations (mostly 7 Pro with IE9) have Office 2003 installed (yeah yeah, I know).

    On the 365 environment, we can open xlsx files in the Excel Web Part. If we want to open the file within the client Excel we run into problems.

    XLS files - open fine
    XLSX - Excel opens with a message saying we couldn't log you in, or words to that effect.

    The clients have the latest (last?) Office 2010 Compatibility Pack open. If I double click an XLSX file, it opens fine.
    If I do a Save As on the Sharepoint/365 based doc, then I can open the Saved As version fine.
    If I change the Document Library prefs on 365 to have it open on client instead of in browser, then it opens correctly.

    It's only if I use the Edit in Excel drop down in 365 that it all goes wrong.

    The nearest Google-fu I can find is a suggestion that the MIME types are wrong at the server end, but that seems unlikely since it's 365 themselves??

    I know I won't be able to edit the 365 documents live on the workstation (unless someone can prove otherwise - which'd make me very happy).

    I get the same issue with DocX files, so I'm assuming it's something to do with the Compatibility Pack not understanding SSL??

    Any suggestions gratefully received. Other than upgrading to Office 2010/2013 I mean


  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Thank Post
    Thanked 1,575 Times in 1,254 Posts
    Rep Power
    Unfortunately you have little choice but to upgrade Office. There's no way around it, plus Office 2003 is finished come April 2014.

    Also - you need IE10 to work with Office 365 properly, as IE10 has a built in Spell Check. Office 365 does work with IE9, but you lose out on some of the functionality, such as being unable to check for typos.

  3. #3
    funkyfin2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Stafford, Staffordshire
    Thank Post
    Thanked 28 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    Yup, I concur - Office 2003 is not supported in O365. Extended support finishes in April 2014 same as XP.

    I also recommend IE10 or IE11 to use full functionality. It's exactly what we are advising our schools at present.

+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th October 2010, 09:35 AM
  2. Any Luck with Office 2007 to 2003 Converter?
    By link470 in forum Windows
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 30th January 2008, 10:31 AM
  3. Open Office documents & Word 2003
    By Kyle in forum Office Software
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24th January 2008, 04:23 PM
  4. MS Office 2007 default 2003 format save
    By zag in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24th April 2007, 10:44 AM
  5. Mixed Office 2002 and 2003 environment - Known issues?
    By meastaugh1 in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17th November 2006, 10:59 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts