Hi, I'm having a very annoying problem with a mixed windows 7 xp environment. The computers have also some office 2003 PC's and some using Office 2010.
I have seen users edit an excel spreadsheet written in 2003 on a 2010 version of Excel but only to find that any changes they made are not reflected on the document when opened on another computer! They have to go back to the PC they were on to open the document and see the changes?! If they save the file as the new excel 2010 format then they are able to view the changes on both computers (as long as the computer has the compatiablility pack installed.)
I have checked and double checked the folder they are saving to and they are saving in the same location!!! It doesn't complain when saving in office 2010 either, it saves it but only to find the changes do not reflect on the spreadsheet when opened up in office 2003.
This is such a strange problem that I'm struggling to figure out why it's happening.
I really don't want to have to go backwards and install 2003 office on any of the new coputers..
Thankfully I don't use offline files.. from previous experiences it was a bit of a mine field.
To access files offsite I went down the TS Remote APPS route which works far better than I expected it would.
One thing I did notice when offline files was enabled was that if you save the files in the native format of the newer version of office then it seemed to replicate successfully. Although the older versions of office would need the compatibility pack installed.. Not really a solution but that did appear as a work around.
If you find a solution for that I would love to hear about it. It does seem like a complete flaw in the windows design model.
What do they expect nobody is going to use different versions of office in a mixed XP W7 environment?!