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Windows Thread, Office 2007 at home, Office 2003 at school in Technical; Fore-warned is fore-armed so they say... I am not currently aware of too many students coming in with 2007 docs ...
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    Office 2007 at home, Office 2003 at school

    Fore-warned is fore-armed so they say...

    I am not currently aware of too many students coming in with 2007 docs they cannot open in school.

    But it is bound to happen and with no plans to u/g to 2007.

    What should I have prepared.
    What statement could I issue to help teachers at the front-line.

    Many thanks.

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    There is a compatability pack on the Microsoft website that you install on your 2003 machines and makes it so you can open and edit 2007 documents in 2003.

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    If you install the Office 2007 compatability pack, Office 2003 applications can load/save in the new format.

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

    It's an MSI, so it's trivial to roll out to all your machines.

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    We had a 2-step process -

    1) Mass communication to all students that if using O2k7 at home, they must save to 2003 format.
    2) Deploy Compatibilty Pack - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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    Theres should be an add-in that you can download to allow Office 2003 to read Office 2007 Documents

    This is why we've decided to upgrade to Office 2007, at moment I'm starting to roll them out side-by side..

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    Yikes!! 4 replys on the trot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Yikes!! 4 replys on the trot!!
    But I won on speed! I knew it would knock me down the list if I'd gone to find the link haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    But I won on speed! I knew it would knock me down the list if I'd gone to find the link haha.
    I could of cheated and used my unholy mod powers and deleted your reply. :P

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    You could, but you're too much of a decent guy for that

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    That's what they all say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    You could, but you're too much of a decent guy for that
    brown nose .......

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    brown everywhere....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    If you install the Office 2007 compatability pack, Office 2003 applications can load/save in the new format.

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

    It's an MSI, so it's trivial to roll out to all your machines.
    Maybe I am missing something - but I downloaded an exe - is it possible to extract the MSI from this?

    Cheers.

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    Well, with 7-Zip on my machine it's just a case of Right click -> Extract archive.

    Oh, also I forgot to mention above, if you do install the Office 2007 compatibility pack and you use WSUS for patch management make sure you enable the Office 2007 category. Some of the updates/security fixes apply to the compatibility pack.

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    no worries sorted it

    F:\>FileFormatConverters.exe /extract:f:\temp

    cheers to myself

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