Resolving the compatibility issues between the Office 2003 and Office 2007. All programs in Office 2003 used the old file extensions for its different programs. IE: Word 2003 saved files with extension .doc, Excel 2003 with .xls and PowerPoint with .ppt. Office 2007 uses an “x” at the end of each document saved. For example Word 2007 saved files with extension .docx, Excel 2007 with .xlsx and PowerPoint with .pptx.
Herein lies the dilemma: when you will try to open Office 2007 files into Office 2003, the file cannot be opened due to compatibility issues between both Office versions. Microsoft provides a free compatibility pack to convert Office 2007 documents to the Office 2003 format. There are also third party free converter packs.
Follow the given steps to download free Microsoft compatibility pack and install it.
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
Visit the following link to download the Microsoft compatibility pack:
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