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I have some Word and Excel files on CDs and on a WD external hard drive that
were created in Office Basic Edition 2003 on a Dell XP. This week I
upgraded to Vista and purchased Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 with
Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I have read there is a utility or something that
will convert the Word and Excel documents so I can download them to the Vista
"C" drive. I'd appreciate any ideas.
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You don't need anything to convert them. Just open them.

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I have some Word and Excel files on CDs and on a WD external hard drive
that
were created in Office Basic Edition 2003 on a Dell XP. This week I
upgraded to Vista and purchased Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 with
Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I have read there is a utility or something
that
will convert the Word and Excel documents so I can download them to the
Vista
"C" drive. I'd appreciate any ideas.


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To be more precise, when you open an Office 2003 document in Office
2007 programs, it'll be in "compatibility mode" (you should see that
term next to the document's name in the title bar).

You can convert the document to the new file format by clicking the
Office button and selecting Convert from the menu. If you don't do
that, the document will remain in the old file format.

Each of the Office programs can deal equally well with both old and
new formats, but documents that are still in compatibility mode won't
support some of the new features, such as SmartArt.

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On Fri, 9 Mar 2007 20:20:54 -0500, "JoAnn Paules"
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You don't need anything to convert them. Just open them.

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"Silver Dollar Bob" Silver Dollar wrote in
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I have some Word and Excel files on CDs and on a WD external hard drive
that
were created in Office Basic Edition 2003 on a Dell XP. This week I
upgraded to Vista and purchased Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 with
Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I have read there is a utility or something
that
will convert the Word and Excel documents so I can download them to the
Vista
"C" drive. I'd appreciate any ideas.

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On Mar 10, 11:36 am, Jay Freedman wrote:
To be more precise, when you open anOffice2003 document inOffice
2007 programs, it'll be in "compatibility mode" (you should see that
term next to the document's name in the title bar).

You can convert the document to the new file format by clicking theOfficebutton and selecting Convert from the menu. If you don't do
that, the document will remain in the old file format.

Each of theOfficeprograms can deal equally well with both old and
new formats, but documents that are still in compatibility mode won't
support some of the new features, such as SmartArt.

--
Regards,
Jay FreedmanMicrosoftWord MVP FAQ:http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Fri, 9 Mar 2007 20:20:54 -0500, "JoAnn Paules"



wrote:
You don't need anything to convert them. Just open them.


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"Silver Dollar Bob" Silver Dollar wrote in
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I have some Word and Excelfileson CDs and on a WD external hard drive
that
were created inOfficeBasic Edition 2003 on a Dell XP. This week I
upgraded toVistaand purchasedMicrosoftOfficeHome & Student 2007 with
Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I havereadthere is a utility or something
that
will convert the Word and Excel documents so I can download them to the
Vista
"C" drive. I'd appreciate any ideas.- Hide quoted text -


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I dont know if I'm typing in the wrong box. Never done this before.
Please can someone help me before I tear my hair out or throw computer
across the room.
I have Microsoft Office Professional Ed 2003. Have been trying to
transfer files to a new laptop with Basic Vista. But keeps asking me
what programme it needs to open them.
Why wont it just open them? I have no idea what programme it needs to
open them.
Please please help in plain simple language
Thanks Susie


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