MS Office 2007 Backwards Compatability

ms-office.gifGeoff @ Gearfire posted a great tip regarding backwards compatability for Office 2007.  Microsoft® released a compatability pack the will allow you to open the new formats in older versions of Office.  I haven”t tested it out yet, but I look forward to giving it a whirl next week.

From Microsoft: 

By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats. For more information about the Compatibility Pack, see Knowledge Base article 924074.

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