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Compatibility Pack

Postby dGhhanVnZ2xhNDQ3OA » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:27:01 GMT

Hello all,

  When I try to download the Compatibility pack for Office 2007, I get the 
page cannot be displayed error.  Did Microsoft move away from this utility?  
Or is there an alternate location for me to be able to download the product.

Thank you,


Re: Compatibility Pack

Postby JoAnn Paules » Wed, 17 Sep 2008 08:57:49 GMT


Still there


JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"

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