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word 2007 on line available?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Maurice, May 5, 2010.

  1. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    hello:

    I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?

    thanks
     
  2. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Maurice wrote:
    > hello:
    >
    > I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    > word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >


    Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is the free
    "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    File Formats"
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

    Note the requirements for updating both your version of Windows and your
    Microsoft Office programs with their respective Service Packs prior to
    installing the "Compatibility Pack."

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
  3. smlunatick

    smlunatick Flightless Bird

    On May 5, 6:43 pm, "Maurice" <moris...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > hello:
    >
    > I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    > word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >
    > thanks


    The problem is that Word 2007 was made to use the XML style files as
    "standard" file format. The original sender would need to save your
    file as the older Word 97-2003 style.

    Word 2007 is not a "free" product. You need to purchase it. You
    might be able to download the Word 2007 "viewer."
     
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "Lem" <lemp40@unknownhost> wrote in message
    news:eEuvNyH7KHA.5708@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Maurice wrote:
    >> hello:
    >>
    >> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    >> word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >>
    >> thanks
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is the free
    > "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File
    > Formats"
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
    >
    > Note the requirements for updating both your version of Windows and your
    > Microsoft Office programs with their respective Service Packs prior to
    > installing the "Compatibility Pack."
    >
    > --
    > Lem
    >
    > Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    > http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html


    Use OpenOffice. www.OpenOffice.org
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Bubbler wrote:

    > Lem wrote ...
    >
    >> Maurice wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    >>> word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?

    >>
    >> Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is the free
    >> "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    >> File Formats" http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

    >
    > Use OpenOffice. www.OpenOffice.org


    Yeah, waste a ton of disk space instead of getting the previewer app:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac

    Or install the compatibility pack for a version of Office *already*
    installed by the OP. Yeah, let's make the user wanting to view a newer Word
    format grind through the steep learning curve for a completely different
    product. Uh huh, good advice ... not!

    Oh yes, like we're not supposed to recognize that your "advice" is nothing
    but spam to proseltize a non-Microsoft albeit free product. Free is nice
    but not necessarily the best solution, especially when the other solutions
    are also free (since the OP already has Office 2003 installed).
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hrtft8$1ec$1@news.albasani.net...
    > Bubbler wrote:
    >
    >> Lem wrote ...
    >>
    >>> Maurice wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    >>>> word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >>>
    >>> Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is the free
    >>> "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    >>> File Formats"
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

    >>
    >> Use OpenOffice. www.OpenOffice.org

    >
    > Yeah, waste a ton of disk space instead of getting the previewer app:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac
    >
    > Or install the compatibility pack for a version of Office *already*
    > installed by the OP. Yeah, let's make the user wanting to view a newer
    > Word
    > format grind through the steep learning curve for a completely different
    > product. Uh huh, good advice ... not!
    >
    > Oh yes, like we're not supposed to recognize that your "advice" is nothing
    > but spam to proseltize a non-Microsoft albeit free product. Free is nice
    > but not necessarily the best solution, especially when the other solutions
    > are also free (since the OP already has Office 2003 installed).


    Wow, some response! My three PCs all run MS Office, but I have also had
    good experience with open source software including Linux and, yes,
    OpenOffice. "Steep learning curve"? Not for most folks.

    Your "gain" for firing off an opinionated verbal assault on a differing
    opinion instead of simply providing useful comments is obviously set pretty
    high.

    Have a good day and try to relax.

    -Bub
     
  7. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Bubbler wrote:

    > "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    > news:hrtft8$1ec$1@news.albasani.net...
    >> Bubbler wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lem wrote ...
    >>>
    >>>> Maurice wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    >>>>> word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >>>>
    >>>> Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is the free
    >>>> "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    >>>> File Formats"
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
    >>>
    >>> Use OpenOffice. www.OpenOffice.org

    >>
    >> Yeah, waste a ton of disk space instead of getting the previewer app:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac
    >>
    >> Or install the compatibility pack for a version of Office *already*
    >> installed by the OP. Yeah, let's make the user wanting to view a newer
    >> Word
    >> format grind through the steep learning curve for a completely different
    >> product. Uh huh, good advice ... not!
    >>
    >> Oh yes, like we're not supposed to recognize that your "advice" is nothing
    >> but spam to proseltize a non-Microsoft albeit free product. Free is nice
    >> but not necessarily the best solution, especially when the other solutions
    >> are also free (since the OP already has Office 2003 installed).

    >
    > Wow, some response! My three PCs all run MS Office, but I have also had
    > good experience with open source software including Linux and, yes,
    > OpenOffice. "Steep learning curve"? Not for most folks.
    >
    > Your "gain" for firing off an opinionated verbal assault on a differing
    > opinion instead of simply providing useful comments is obviously set pretty
    > high.
    >
    > Have a good day and try to relax.
    >
    > -Bub


    I also have OpenOffice on another host but will need to take the time to get
    as proficient with it as I am with the Office components. However, if I
    were looking for a means to make my Office product utilize newer format
    files for a newer version of Office, I still wouldn't be trying to dump
    OpenOffice on my host as a solution when other free and much smaller
    solutions were available.

    Installing OpenOffice as the "solution" was way off target and not at all
    suitable. However, if someone were looking for a free replacement to Office
    then, yeah, OpenOffice is an excellent suggestion providing that requester
    is willing to learn the new program. I've already found several tasks that
    I do in Word for which there is no counterpart in Writer or I had to go
    searching to find a non-obvious workaround and, last I checked, OO can't run
    macros written for Office components. But, hey, free sure works for my
    personal wallet to keep from emptying it.

    The one component that OO is missing is an e-mail client. I've found a few
    replacements (I do NOT like Thunderbird whose rules set sucks worse then
    Outlook Express for newsgroups but did get just barely okay in v3 of Tbird
    for e-mail rules) for an e-mail client, like Evolution (now with a Windows
    version), so OO + Evolution would make a formidable replacement but
    obviously a *complete* replacement, not just a previewer app or file
    converter pack which is a better solution for someone that already has
    Office 2003.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Flightless Bird

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hs13g4$5gg$1@news.albasani.net...
    > Bubbler wrote:
    >
    >> "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    >> news:hrtft8$1ec$1@news.albasani.net...
    >>> Bubbler wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Lem wrote ...
    >>>>
    >>>>> Maurice wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    >>>>>> word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is the free
    >>>>> "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    >>>>> File Formats"
    >>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
    >>>>
    >>>> Use OpenOffice. www.OpenOffice.org
    >>>
    >>> Yeah, waste a ton of disk space instead of getting the previewer app:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac
    >>>
    >>> Or install the compatibility pack for a version of Office *already*
    >>> installed by the OP. Yeah, let's make the user wanting to view a newer
    >>> Word
    >>> format grind through the steep learning curve for a completely different
    >>> product. Uh huh, good advice ... not!
    >>>
    >>> Oh yes, like we're not supposed to recognize that your "advice" is
    >>> nothing
    >>> but spam to proseltize a non-Microsoft albeit free product. Free is
    >>> nice
    >>> but not necessarily the best solution, especially when the other
    >>> solutions
    >>> are also free (since the OP already has Office 2003 installed).

    >>
    >> Wow, some response! My three PCs all run MS Office, but I have also had
    >> good experience with open source software including Linux and, yes,
    >> OpenOffice. "Steep learning curve"? Not for most folks.
    >>
    >> Your "gain" for firing off an opinionated verbal assault on a differing
    >> opinion instead of simply providing useful comments is obviously set
    >> pretty
    >> high.
    >>
    >> Have a good day and try to relax.
    >>
    >> -Bub

    >
    > I also have OpenOffice on another host but will need to take the time to
    > get
    > as proficient with it as I am with the Office components. However, if I
    > were looking for a means to make my Office product utilize newer format
    > files for a newer version of Office, I still wouldn't be trying to dump
    > OpenOffice on my host as a solution when other free and much smaller
    > solutions were available.
    >
    > Installing OpenOffice as the "solution" was way off target and not at all
    > suitable. However, if someone were looking for a free replacement to
    > Office
    > then, yeah, OpenOffice is an excellent suggestion providing that requester
    > is willing to learn the new program. I've already found several tasks
    > that
    > I do in Word for which there is no counterpart in Writer or I had to go
    > searching to find a non-obvious workaround and, last I checked, OO can't
    > run
    > macros written for Office components. But, hey, free sure works for my
    > personal wallet to keep from emptying it.
    >
    > The one component that OO is missing is an e-mail client. I've found a
    > few
    > replacements (I do NOT like Thunderbird whose rules set sucks worse then
    > Outlook Express for newsgroups but did get just barely okay in v3 of Tbird
    > for e-mail rules) for an e-mail client, like Evolution (now with a Windows
    > version), so OO + Evolution would make a formidable replacement but
    > obviously a *complete* replacement, not just a previewer app or file
    > converter pack which is a better solution for someone that already has
    > Office 2003.


    Thank you for a thoughtful, well presented, and useful response.

    -Bub
     
  9. Tim Slattery

    Tim Slattery Flightless Bird

    VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> wrote:

    >Installing OpenOffice as the "solution" was way off target and not at all
    >suitable.


    It depends on the circumstances. If you have Word 2003, and want to
    read *.docx files without paying to upgrade to Word 2007, then the
    best bet by far is the filter distributed for free by MS that allows
    Word 2003 to read those files. If you don't have Word you can install
    the free viewer from MS, but that will allow you only to see the
    files, not to change them. If you want to edit them, you can either
    pay many bucks for Win2007 or download Open Office. Choose whichever
    fits your needs and your wallet.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    Slattery_T@bls.gov
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
     
  10. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:eEuvNyH7KHA.5708@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> typed:
    > Maurice wrote:
    >> hello:
    >>
    >> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents
    >> made with word2007, is ther any version on line for word
    >> 2007? thanks
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is
    > the free "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word,
    > Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats"
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
    >
    > Note the requirements for updating both your version of
    > Windows and your Microsoft Office programs with their
    > respective Service Packs prior to installing the
    > "Compatibility Pack."


    I don't think that will provide the forward-compatability, will it? I would
    imagine a Microsoft Viewer for Word 2007 would at least let him read and
    possibly copy a 2007 file to his existing 2003 format. It's worked for me a
    few times.

    There are timed evaluation versions of 2007 that can be downloaded from MS,
    but once that timing is up, that's it; it won't be able to be installed
    again.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  11. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:hrtft8$1ec$1@news.albasani.net,
    VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> typed:
    > Bubbler wrote:
    >
    >> Lem wrote ...
    >>
    >>> Maurice wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get
    >>>> documents made with word2007, is ther any version on
    >>>> line for word 2007?
    >>>
    >>> Word itself is not available for free, but what you want
    >>> is the free "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for
    >>> Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    >>> File Formats"
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

    >>
    >> Use OpenOffice. www.OpenOffice.org

    >
    > Yeah, waste a ton of disk space instead of getting the
    > previewer app:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac
    >
    > Or install the compatibility pack for a version of Office
    > *already* installed by the OP. Yeah, let's make the user
    > wanting to view a newer Word format grind through the steep
    > learning curve for a completely different product. Uh huh,
    > good advice ... not!
    >
    > Oh yes, like we're not supposed to recognize that your
    > "advice" is nothing but spam to proseltize a non-Microsoft
    > albeit free product. Free is nice but not necessarily the
    > best solution, especially when the other solutions are also
    > free (since the OP already has Office 2003 installed).


    I don't think the Oo_O learning curve is that great, but the 2007 one sure
    is. But that's a little picky; your opinions are good ones for this case,
    IMO.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  12. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Twayne wrote:
    > In news:eEuvNyH7KHA.5708@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > Lem <lemp40@unknownhost> typed:
    >> Maurice wrote:
    >>> hello:
    >>>
    >>> I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents
    >>> made with word2007, is ther any version on line for word
    >>> 2007? thanks
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Word itself is not available for free, but what you want is
    >> the free "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word,
    >> Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats"
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
    >>
    >> Note the requirements for updating both your version of
    >> Windows and your Microsoft Office programs with their
    >> respective Service Packs prior to installing the
    >> "Compatibility Pack."

    >
    > I don't think that will provide the forward-compatability, will it? I would
    > imagine a Microsoft Viewer for Word 2007 would at least let him read and
    > possibly copy a 2007 file to his existing 2003 format. It's worked for me a
    > few times.
    >
    > There are timed evaluation versions of 2007 that can be downloaded from MS,
    > but once that timing is up, that's it; it won't be able to be installed
    > again.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >


    I may have been a little terse in my comment, but if you click on the
    link, you'll see that the "Compatibility Pack" allows you to "Open,
    edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the Open XML
    file formats which were introduced to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and
    PowerPoint beginning with Office 2007." The Compatibility Pack requires
    the 2000, 2002, or 2003 versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint (or the
    2003 viewers for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).

    So, if the OP has Office 2003, installing this Compatibility Pack will
    permit him to view, edit, and save documents the documents he receives
    that have been created in Word 2007.

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html
     
  13. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Tim Slattery wrote:

    > VanguardLH <V@nguard.LH> wrote:
    >
    >>Installing OpenOffice as the "solution" was way off target and not at all
    >>suitable.

    >
    > It depends on the circumstances. If you have Word 2003, and want to
    > read *.docx files without paying to upgrade to Word 2007, then the
    > best bet by far is the filter distributed for free by MS that allows
    > Word 2003 to read those files. If you don't have Word you can install
    > the free viewer from MS, but that will allow you only to see the
    > files, not to change them. If you want to edit them, you can either
    > pay many bucks for Win2007 or download Open Office. Choose whichever
    > fits your needs and your wallet.


    OpenOffice was NOT an appropriate solution based on what the OP said, which
    was:

    "I have office 2003"

    If they were looking for a *replacement* to Office, or didn't have Office
    and wanted a good equivalent suite, yep, then OpenOffice is definitely a
    very good suggestion (after you determine what e-mail client to use since
    OpenOffice doesn't come with one and e-mail via the Outlook is probably the
    most heavily used component of Office, or very close second to Word).

    I used Office 2002 up until February this year. I didn't care to move to
    Office 2007 and instead moved to Office 2003 but only because I got a
    legitimate copy for cheap at eBay. It took months of searching to find
    auctions that met my criteria because I wasn't going to fork out more than
    $60 for Office 2003 and managed to get the Pro edition for $42. However,
    it'll be awhile before Office 2007 drops to my tolerance for pricing. If I
    had to lose Office 2003 for some reason, I certainly wouldn't be forking out
    the hundreds needed to buy Office 2007. I'd go with OpenOffice and see if
    Evolution has yet evolved sufficiently to replace Outlook.

    Of course, we're talking about our personal wants versus the costs to a
    company of hundreds of users along with the support group where economy
    dictates single training and expertise on common software. The OP never
    mentioned whether their need was for personal or business use, but that they
    already had Office 2003 installed obviated OpenOffice as a solution to
    getting support for the newer file formats in Office 2007.
     
  14. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    Maurice submitted this idea :
    > hello:
    >
    > I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    > word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >
    > thanks


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  15. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-OdDK4pH7KHA.5708@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > hello:
    >
    > I have office 2003, but from time to time, I get documents made with
    > word2007, is ther any version on line for word 2007?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >


    thanks all for tips and answers

    In fact, I want just to view docx files not to edit them.
    I found the free Word Reader from http://www.abdio.com/, small in size
    (6.9M8), standalone and requires no extra compatibility packs, instantly
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