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    Unhappy office 2000 update for office 2003 files

    i have office 2000 pro and need a update or hack etc so i can use office 2003 publisher files on it, as i dont have office 2003 pro.


    cheers

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    i would like to do that for xp as well
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    yeh so anyone have this patch or hack?

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    You simply can't. It's not forward compatible
    "In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?"

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    gay

    Zak edit: you're sexual preference, my dear chap, has no bearing on this thread
    Last edited by Zak33; 21-01-2005 at 05:00 PM. Reason: funny reply to a serious answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm_uk
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    No... obvious.

    Why on earth would someone release a patch to make a two generations older application work with newer files..
    "In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?"

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    because Shorty people with an older version at home and a newer version at work, would require support for new file extensions at home if they couldnt save 2003 files in 2000 format for the reason on the publisher files content...

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    So some person, with the know how, sitting at home who needed it could do it. And then hopefully he would post it on the internet.
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    Publisher is designed specifically not to open files from non-matching versions.

    Office on the whole isn't designed to allow files from newer versions to be opened

    Quote Originally Posted by cm_uk
    because Shorty people with an older version at home and a newer version at work, would require support for new file extensions at home if they couldnt save 2003 files in 2000 format for the reason on the publisher files content...
    You'd be forced to buy the new version. How do you think microsoft make their money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    You'd be forced to buy the new version. How do you think microsoft make their money?

    good point

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    If you can save the file in the newer version but select the drop down and select compatibility for the previous version it should work, does in the rest of office, not really used publisher a whole lot however
    Last edited by Olly1234; 21-01-2005 at 03:19 PM.

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    i don;t think publisher gives the option, certainly i never found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    i don;t think publisher gives the option, certainly i never found it.
    Just checked; Publisher 2003 can save in a publisher 2000 compatible version.
    In the "save as type" drop down, there's "publisher 2000 file"

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