Office 2007 Tips - File Compatibility
Office 2007 is the latest release of Microsoft’s productivity suite for Windows including Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, and Outlook 2007.
Exchanging files between previous releases of Microsoft Office and the 2007 Microsoft Office Release.
Microsoft has added new file formats to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 to reduce file size, improve security and reliability, and enhance integration with external sources. To help ensure that you can exchange documents between Microsoft Office releases, Microsoft has developed a Compatibility Pack for the Office Word, Office Excel, and Office PowerPoint 2007 File Formats.
The Open XML Formats usher in a new era of openness and transparency for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Solution developers can take advantage of a host of new integration opportunities to connect documents to important sources of information.
What do you do if you get an Office 2007 file and you cannot open it?
If you are an Office 2003 user on the PC, you will need to download the Compatibility Pack, or go to http://its.unk.edu/training and click on the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack under Downloads.
If you use Office 2004 on the MAC, you can download this converter for Word documents. The new Office 2008 for the MAC should be out sometime in July 2007.