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Install 2 different versions of MS Office at the same time

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Ada, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Ada

    Ada Flightless Bird

    I need to install both Office 2003 & Office 2007 for my work. As Office 2007
    is a newer version, it is automatcially set as the defaulted application. I
    would like to change the defaulted application from Office 2007 to Office
    2003, how can I do it? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    Since 2007 can both read and save docs in old format why do you need 2003
    'for work'?

    "Ada" <Ada@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:21F49246-4724-417D-9F30-A7AE490E3B7B@microsoft.com...
    >I need to install both Office 2003 & Office 2007 for my work. As Office
    >2007
    > is a newer version, it is automatcially set as the defaulted application.
    > I
    > would like to change the defaulted application from Office 2007 to Office
    > 2003, how can I do it? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
    >
    >
     
  3. Graham Mayor

    Graham Mayor Flightless Bird

    See http://www.gmayor.com/Toolbars_in_word_2007.htm which explains the
    registry settings you need to change.

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    "Ada" <Ada@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:21F49246-4724-417D-9F30-A7AE490E3B7B@microsoft.com...
    >I need to install both Office 2003 & Office 2007 for my work. As Office
    >2007
    > is a newer version, it is automatcially set as the defaulted application.
    > I
    > would like to change the defaulted application from Office 2007 to Office
    > 2003, how can I do it? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
    >
    >
     
  4. Mark

    Mark Flightless Bird

    On Jan 17, 4:45 am, "DL" <notva...@spoofaddress.co.uk> wrote:
    > Since 2007 can both read and save docs in old format why do you need 2003
    > 'for work'?
    >
    > "Ada" <A...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:21F49246-4724-417D-9F30-A7AE490E3B7B@microsoft.com...
    >
    > >I need to install both Office 2003 & Office 2007 for my work.  As Office
    > >2007
    > > is a newer version, it is automatcially set as the defaulted application.
    > > I
    > > would like to change the defaulted application from Office 2007 to Office
    > > 2003, how can I do it?   Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.


    I have both installed as well. Some reasons:

    Transferring files back and forth between versions can cause problems
    with Master Pages, Notes pages, and other areas. Some of our clients
    still use 2003, and I find it best to work in the final target
    version.

    Our clients need to make notations on PDFs made in Notes view. Making
    PDFs from Notes Page in version 2007 converts the slide to a single
    graphic; if the PDF is made in 2003, text can be selected on the slide
    to make a notation. (Microsoft - please bring this back!!!)

    If you need to create macros to automate a workflow, but don't know
    VBA (or don't know the object model well enough to know how to target
    a specific object), you need version 2003 to record macros.
     
  5. Mehdi HAMMADI

    Mehdi HAMMADI Flightless Bird

    Hi Ada,
    Maybe an easier way to proceed is just define (or redefine) the shortcuts
    and/or add the Office 2003 applications to the startup menu.
    To do so
    1. Open the Office 2003 version folder (C:/Program Files\Microsoft
    Office\OFFICE11)
    2. Right click on the application
    3. From the contextual menu
    - Click on the “Send To†list command then on the “Desktop (creat
    shortcut)†option
    - Or click on the “Add to the Startup menu†command

    Regards
    MehdiH
    http://officeusers.blogspot.com/ (in French)


    "Ada" <Ada@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de groupe de
    discussion : 21F49246-4724-417D-9F30-A7AE490E3B7B@microsoft.com...
    > I need to install both Office 2003 & Office 2007 for my work. As Office
    > 2007
    > is a newer version, it is automatcially set as the defaulted application.
    > I
    > would like to change the defaulted application from Office 2007 to Office
    > 2003, how can I do it? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
    >
    >
     
  6. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird


    > Our clients need to make notations on PDFs made in Notes view. Making
    > PDFs from Notes Page in version 2007 converts the slide to a single
    > graphic; if the PDF is made in 2003, text can be selected on the slide
    > to make a notation. (Microsoft - please bring this back!!!)


    Until they do, this will help:

    PowerPoint 2007: Slide image in notes pages is low-rez / jaggy
    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00974.htm
     

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