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Opening Microsoft Office 2007 Files

Microsoft Office 2007 has been out for some time now, and is being used on many computers. If you haven't received one already, it's just a matter of time before you receive documents written in Word 2007, spreadsheets created in Excel 2007 or presentations prepared with PowerPoint 2007. Is your Microsoft Office version ready to handle this?

The new version of Microsoft Office has new file formats and file "extensions" (the letters after the "dot" in the filename, as in "filename.doc"). Documents written with Office 2007 programs won't open directly on computers running Office 2003, XP, 2000 or Office 97.

If you have an older version of Office, you can get a FREE Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. The Compatibility Pack will let you read Office 2007 documents in Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003. So you can open a .docx file with Word 2000 or .pptx with PowerPoint 2003, for example.

Download Office 2007 Compatibility Pack here:

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