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Solve Microsoft Office Compatibility Issues without Spending a Dime

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So, your boss sent you a new report to read and edit but you try to open the attachment and find out that you can’t read the file because it was written with Microsoft Office 2007.   DOH!  Don’t sweat it.  There is a simple way to work with newer files in Office 2003, XP, and 2000 Suite.

Microsoft Office Suite users can install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. The Compatibility Pack can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en Once installed, your computer will have backwards compatibility with files saved from the newer versions of Office.