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    excel 97 and sims

    i have a sims user who also needs access to run excel for legacy software.

    as soon as we install it sims no longer outputs reports

    does anyone know of a fix that allows a pc to have installed excel 97 and 2003 so that sims.net will run excel 2003 rather than 97 when reports are generated.

    thanks

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    Don't think there is, SIMS outputs .XML files which only 2003 can open

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

    Try installing the Office Comp Pack from Microsoft but as Rush Tech says you need Office 2003 and above

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    Do you have a terminal server handy? You could run sims on that? Otherwise would VMWare be an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Don't think there is, SIMS outputs .XML files which only 2003 can open
    2003 IS installed I just want SIMS.net to use it instead of defaulting to the excel 97 version that is also installed on this pc....

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    Similarly to Geoff's suggestion for VMWare you could install Virtual PC and install Excel 97 and whatever depends on that in there.

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    I suspect this is to do with the Windows default program settings on the machine.

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    In folder options set the file format so .xml files will open in version 2003

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