How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

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How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby UGV0ZXJOb3dzb24 » Thu, 08 Jun 2006 18:54:01 GMT

I don't have access to the version used in 1997 but need to access the 
programs. How do I do this?

Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby Jan De Messemaeker » Thu, 08 Jun 2006 20:30:35 GMT


Try to find someone who still has Project 98 or try to find a copy on e-Bay.
Hope this helps,

Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby John » Fri, 09 Jun 2006 00:03:17 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

If you have the older version files and simply want them translated to 
something that is compatible with current versions of Project, I can do 
that for you. You may e-mail them to me at the address below.

Project MVP
(remove obvious redundancies)

Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby RGF2aWRD » Fri, 09 Jun 2006 10:20:01 GMT


I have had some troubles with files created in 2000 and edited in 2003.  The 
issue I have is getting the very same error that Microsoft issued a fix 
through Service pack 1 for Project 2002 and is covered in their article on 
knowledge base 817271.  I mention this in case the same issue arises for 
Peter.  At this stage I have had no joy with Microsoft unless I pay them to 
find a fix.

Just a 'heads up' comment.


David C

Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby UGV0ZXJOb3dzb24 » Sat, 10 Jun 2006 17:47:01 GMT

Thanks all.

Have found a colleague still using Project 98 ( fairly robust as far as it 

Have converted original files to 98 and uploaded & saved as 2003 version.

So far seems OK but have yet to start altering them so will have to see.

Thanks again.


Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby John » Sun, 11 Jun 2006 01:17:54 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

You're welcome and thanks for the feedback.


Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby cGNhc3NvbmU » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 22:04:00 GMT

John, I have 3 small project files (either 98 or pre-98) that I cannot open 
with my current 2007 version of MS Project.  Is it possible you might convert 
them?  I would be happy to compensate you for your time and trouble!  

Re: How do I use Project03 with Pre-Project98 programs

Postby John » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 23:58:45 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

No problem. Zip them and send them to the encoded address I posted in my 
referenced message. If they are not corrupt, I'll convert them and send 
them back. There is no charge but I will ask some questions.

Project MVP

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