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Downgrade from Office 2007 license to Office 97

Postby RGV2aWxz » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 16:38:01 GMT


If I purchase a full package of Office 2007 pro, could I downgrade the 
office to Office 97? Since my colleagues are using office 97, I want to 
standardize the version used.


Re: Downgrade from Office 2007 license to Office 97

Postby DL » Fri, 24 Nov 2006 18:13:52 GMT

You would need to buy office97, from wherever you could source this old
software, that is no longer supported by MS, if you want to use it.

Re: Downgrade from Office 2007 license to Office 97

Postby DatabaseBen » Sat, 25 Nov 2006 00:48:38 GMT

use them both as
they are installable in
separate directories...

Re: Downgrade from Office 2007 license to Office 97

Postby Beth Melton » Mon, 27 Nov 2006 05:02:01 GMT

You can't downgrade the license but you can set your Office 2007 
applications so they are compatible with the previous file format. Use 
the Microsoft Office Button, click <ApplicationName> Options and in 
the Save category set your default Save format to the 97-2003 file 

Also, the application should automatically display a Compatibility 
alert if you do include something that isn't compatible when you save 
the file but you can also check compatibility at any time by using the 
MOB/Prepare/Compatibility Checker.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for 
assistance by email can not be acknowledged.

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