MIS Systems Thread, excel 97 and sims in Technical; i have a sims user who also needs access to run excel for legacy software.
as soon as we install ...
10th October 2008, 01:56 PM #1
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.
10th October 2008, 02:01 PM #2
Don't think there is, SIMS outputs .XML files which only 2003 can open
10th October 2008, 02:04 PM #3
Try installing the Office Comp Pack from Microsoft but as Rush Tech says you need Office 2003 and above
10th October 2008, 02:05 PM #4
Do you have a terminal server handy? You could run sims on that? Otherwise would VMWare be an option?
10th October 2008, 02:09 PM #5
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....
Originally Posted by rush_tech
10th October 2008, 04:54 PM #6
Similarly to Geoff's suggestion for VMWare you could install Virtual PC and install Excel 97 and whatever depends on that in there.
10th October 2008, 07:36 PM #7
I suspect this is to do with the Windows default program settings on the machine.
10th October 2008, 08:41 PM #8
In folder options set the file format so .xml files will open in version 2003
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