How to open Office 2007 files using Office 2000, XP, or 2003

by Ross McKillop on December 6, 2007

You can open, edit and save Office 2007 files using an older version of Office (2K/XP/2003) if you download and install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack. So if you’ve been sent a file created with Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2007 – and you don’t have MS Office 2007, you’ll still be able to view and edit it (though some of the features very specific to 2007 might not work, you’ll usually be notified if it happens).

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  • sameer srivastava

    When i clicked to te link given in your post it took me to the microsoft page but said sorry we could not find the page requested. Please give the correct link

  • vault

    Thanks for the tip. I had been wondering if there was a way for a while.

  • khaled

    what about MS Office 2009 Beta ?

  • keshu

    my files format 2007 word exele is not open 2003
    pless salution



    mon pc portable est fonctionne en office 2007 et le pc que j’ai au travail et en office 2003 donc j’ai besoin d’ouvrir, modifier et enregistrer les fichiers Office 2007 en utilisant laversion d’Office2003 .et je sais pas comment?SVP donne mois une reponce trop detaille(le nom de logiciel).et merci

  • Nagesh

    thank q Sooooooooooo much its working

  • Ралица

    And again it is not

  • Shivam

    its not working yet..