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jonny123

Bright Spark
Does microsoft word/exell etc (2007) work with the 2010 version?,So if i used 2007 exell to do something could i open it in 2010 exel?.
Does anyone have a link to dl the microsft office trial (Ive heard microsoft word and exell are free?).
 

jonny123

Bright Spark
Hmm ive got 2007 microsoft office but my shcool use 2010,so are word and exel free programs so i can dl the 2010 versions?
 

jonny123

Bright Spark
Oh ok sorry from your last post i thought you meant you can open 2007 documents in 2010 but not 2010 in 2007.
Thanks :)
 

steaky360

Moderator
Moderator
I don't know for sure if office 2007 can open office 2010 documents (I think it can?) but if you were to create the document on your home computer (2007) you would definitely be able to open it on your school computers (2010)

EDIT: The following forum suggests it can :)

As Vanthus just said, it was previous version (2003 etc.) which had the old .doc format as opposed to .docx used in 2007/2010

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officesetupdeploy/thread/83d4c321-b368-4a80-8aa1-aa3f48c87f58/

Good old google ;)
 
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Music Guy123

Spamtastic
2010 will open 2007 docs. On 2010, you can save the documents as 2007 version which makes them fully comaptable and openable with 2007. Hope this helps :)
 

jonny123

Bright Spark
2010 will open 2007 docs. On 2010, you can save the documents as 2007 version which makes them fully comaptable and openable with 2007. Hope this helps :)

Thanks,So if i save them in 2010 as 2007 files and then go home and use it in 2007 will the 2007 doc be fully compatable with the 2010 versio
 

Yamikotai

Expert
Clarification - MS Office 2003 uses .doc files. MS Office 2007 and 2010 use .docx (same for other file types - 2007 and 2010 use the '.blahx' format).

2007 and 2010 will open all of them fine - it's just 2003 that can't open the .blahx files by default. However MS did an update you can install (MS Office Compatibility Pack) to make it work reasonably well with the new format.
 
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