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    Default Office 2003 & Office 2007

    Are there any known issues with installing Office 2007 on a PC if you want to keep Office 2003 Pro as well??

    I'm keen to learn more about 07 (mainly Excel at this stage), but I need to keep 03 Pro fully functional for production work.

    Got plenty of open licenses to play with, so licensing isn't an issue.
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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    Try it, you'll soon find out, just change the install folder

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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    From Memory you can have both and they should get along fine you may need the Office 2003 CD if it decides it needs some file after installing Office 2007 BUT there is 1 BIG Gotya!!

    I'm pretty sure you CANNOT have Outlook 2003 & 2007, its one or the other, so if you want to keep outlook 2003, when installing Office 2007, select customize installation and untick/remove outlook 2007 from the install.
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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    No, no problems at all. I run both 2003 and 2007 Ultimate editions or whatever they are called and they work fine together.

    Except of course having Outlook 2003 and 2007. I suggest you don't install Outlook 2007 now until you are totally comfortable with the whole Office 2007 interface.
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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    If you are using the pro version, I had real difficulty getting Access to co-exist peacefully with the two versions. Everything kept defaulting to 2007 and I couldn't stipulate when I wanted to use 2003. It caused me no end of trouble so I ended up installing 2007.

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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    I took a look a while back at Access 2007, it sure looks weird compared to Access 2003 and earlier.

    If/when I update it is going to be a bit of a learning curve switching my complex Access 2003 database over.
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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew93 View Post
    If you are using the pro version, I had real difficulty getting Access to co-exist peacefully with the two versions. Everything kept defaulting to 2007 and I couldn't stipulate when I wanted to use 2003. It caused me no end of trouble so I ended up installing 2007.
    Yes, I've just installed Access & Excel 07, and am struggling with them now. Both versions of Excel seem to be treated as being the same; i.e. if you try to re-assign .XLS files to open with the EXCEL.EXE located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 (the 03 version), it still insists on opening it in Excel 07.

    There's a registry hack on the net, which you can batch; I'll see how that goes.
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    Default Re: Office 2003 & Office 2007

    Righto - think I've got both Excel versions to play nicely:

    - Install 07 into it's own directory
    - Add the reg mod described here (but change it to suit Excel)
    - Run both versions to make sure the reg mod is working
    - Run the older version (03 in my case) and run Detect and Repair

    Working perfectly for me (at this stage. . . . . )
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    Let me know how you get on with Access. If you have any joy I might try re-installing 2007.

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