MIS Systems Thread, Office 2010 compatibility? in Technical; I totally understand the business reasons why Capita don't support it yet, but as I said in my first post ...
3rd December 2010, 11:04 AM #61
I totally understand the business reasons why Capita don't support it yet, but as I said in my first post they would not get away with waiting so long if there was actual competition in the market.
Myself, I'm not fussed given that we are sticking with 2007 for the moment.
3rd December 2010, 11:18 AM #62
No sadly it is actually quite a lot different API wise and MS removed certain features that only really applied to those who integrate it with software and those parts will need recoding. Behind the scenes, for software devs there are quite a few changes tbh.
Originally Posted by zag
4th December 2010, 01:35 PM #63
I had thought that late letters was a problem because some users reported it didn't work and when i tried it also gave errors. however i've found some workstations where it does work. i managed to run a late letters report as a domain admin account and as a normal account on two workstations. one of these workstations is also able to run a photo report that i designed based on the default rtf report. usually i get an "Error: object not found" error during the processing in Word stage, but this one user on a particular PC can run it fine. The built-in administrator account can also run it fine, so i'm still investigating possible permissions issues and issues with having a local profile as opposed to roaming.
Originally Posted by GeneralDreedle
It might pay dividends to test with admin account or different profiles/permissions. Your mileage may vary but things here are a little borked for some users.
27th January 2011, 10:09 AM #64
Just seen the Spring Beta has been released with....
OFFICE 2010 support!!!
Only 273 days after I created this thread
27th January 2011, 10:10 AM #65
But without Office 2003 Support - I've been informed that Capita will only support the last 2 versions of Office....
27th January 2011, 10:18 AM #66
This makes me nervous... Any documented proof of this?
Originally Posted by Mr.Ben
27th January 2011, 10:29 AM #67
I'm pretty sure office 2003 will be supported for a while yet for all you dinosaurs
27th January 2011, 10:32 AM #68
- Rep Power
Ah - nows that interesting. Does this mean that exported marksheets from AM7 will no longer be type XML Spreadsheet 2003 and templates for individual reports will no longer be limited to pre - 2007 formatting restrictions?
Sorry to those who are still on Office 2003, but if the above is correct, that's wonderful news as far as I'm concerned :-)
27th January 2011, 02:22 PM #69
Surely we're looking at a situation where existing templates and reports may no longer function. That is pretty scary.
Any comment Phil? Or someone with a heads up?
27th January 2011, 02:57 PM #70
Response from our account manager at Capita:
In regards to you enquiry, SIMS will be supporting office 2003 in the spring release and we have no plans to remove this functionality at any point in the future. I will do my best to keep you updated with any changes I hear in regards to this issue.
27th January 2011, 04:14 PM #71
I'd love to say my mind was at ease, but we know that the response from helpdesk can be inconsistent, it certainly was with regards to server OS compatibility.
Originally Posted by enjay
You'd think that any changes that needed to be made would be backwards compatible with the older versions of office, at least for quite a while, until primaries catch up.
27th January 2011, 04:21 PM #72
This isn't a response from the script-readers on the helpdesk, it is from our account manager.
27th January 2011, 04:26 PM #73
Here is a plain and simple question for everyone: Will you move to Office 20xx onward from 2003, and if so when? This is not a bash any anyone/any reason because I completely understand the reason why (compatibility etc) but 2003 being 7 year old software, will stalwarts ever move to the newer versions?
PS This is generally, not specifically because of compatibility with SIMS.
27th January 2011, 04:29 PM #74
This particularly "stalwart" will move when he can afford to either re-license or take out a Schools Agreement - right now, other more pressing demands are taking budgets.
27th January 2011, 04:31 PM #75
I am honestly interested in opinions on this, both positive and negative.
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