Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
Trying to run two versions of Microsoft Office at the same time usually does not work well. Better to pick one version and stick with it.
Moving Office to a new computer is best done with the original installation media. Other than that? You may have some problems.
Microsoft is configured to run only one version on a computer at a time. It would likely become confused if you tried to configure two versions.
The view-only Microsoft Office components may, or may not be affected by the updates to their full versions. We'll look at what to consider.
Updates for 32-bit software may be needed on a 64-bit operating system, because 32-bit software might be running on that machine.
Office 2007 introduces a new XML based file format for its documents. There's a download for older versions off office to read and write the new format.
PDF, or Portable Document Format, is a common format for sharing documents. Turning your Word document into a PDF can be as simple as printing.
We often see beautiful pictures being passed around in PowerPoint files. It's not difficult to copy a single image for other purposes.
Office is a popular pre-install on many new computers. If you didn't also get a CD, you should. Installing or reinstalling is a problem without it.
Microsoft Office Applications attempt to show you only the most commonly used menu items. There's a simple setting if you always want to see them all.
Microsoft Outlook's Favorite Folders pane is a handy shortcut to frequently used folders. If you don't want Microsoft Outlook's Favorite Folders your options are limited.
Occasionally, Microsoft Office programs can become damaged, perhaps due to disk problems or malware. Fortunately, you can repair Microsoft Office.
Scanners are handy ways to get information from paper into your computer. However spreadsheets are highly structured which makes things very difficult.
Microsoft Office includes several programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Uninstalling only one of them is fairly easy using Office Setup.
Outlook's file format changed from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003. Unfortunately upgrading your existing Outlook PST is not automatic, and not easy.
PPS files are PowerPoint presentations and you'll need a compatible viewer to view them. You may also need to create or repair the PPS file association.
You can easily link cells across workbooks in Excel. In fact, Excel itself will do most of the work for you.
Depending on the situation, the number of machines you can install a single copy of Microsoft Office on is unclear.
Various issues are leading people to wonder if Office 2003 will work on Windows Vista. Yes, it will. We'll look at some of the possible problems.
PPS files seem to cause many people problems. We'll look at how to go about configuring your system to view PPS files.
Personal Folders is how Outlook Labels your PST or Personal mail STore by default. Outlook can get confused and display the same Personal Folders more than once.
Microsoft Office is very good about installing itself over older versions and, in fact, there is a very good reason to let it be in charge of the upgrade operation.
If all you want to do is create and view some simple office documents, open source software is a great tool to use.
Repairing Microsoft Office will usually preserve your settings. If you uninstall and then reinstall it, you will be back to the factory default settings.
Office programs that take a long time to start and stop is a tough one to diagnose long distance. There are a few steps to try to get you back up to speed.
Are Office 2010 updates still appearing when you've elected to run 2003? It might not be a problem.
'Do you want to save changes?' happens when you download some email messages. You can take steps to avoid the 'Do you want to save changes?' message.
Microsoft Word documents display differently on different systems because of differences between the systems. Getting Microsoft Word documents to display identically typically means processing them into something else.
Outlook's email formatting can occasionally cause issues when viewed by others. I have a couple of suggestions on how to reduce the problem.