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    • soulandy
    • By soulandy 15th Sep 17, 9:18 PM
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    Office 2003
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:18 PM
    Office 2003 15th Sep 17 at 9:18 PM
    Hi
    I have been sent some documents but my 2003 office can't open them. I get a message saying I need a convertor for word. How do I get that or do I need to upgrade my office suite. I have Microsoft Office Professional 2003. I have no trouble reading most documents but for some reason these ones won't open.
    Thanks
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 15th Sep 17, 9:28 PM
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    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3
    • soulandy
    • By soulandy 15th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
    Thanks for that
    Dosen't seem to make any difference. Installed it then tried to open the files but still dosen't recognize them. Still says I need a convertor unless I need to do something else.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 15th Sep 17, 10:23 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:23 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 10:23 PM
    What's the extension?
    • soulandy
    • By soulandy 15th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:15 PM
    What's the extension?
    Originally posted by WAYT
    Not too sure what you mean but the box on the screen says the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable and tells me to enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package PRO11.MSI
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 15th Sep 17, 11:32 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:32 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:32 PM
    There is a .docx viewer from Microsoft for Office 2003 (and earlier) users to enable it to view .docx documents. If I remember correctly it was a standalone piece of software, not an update to Office 2003. Word Viewer I think it is called.

    Failing that, just upload the docs to Google Drive and view them that way.

    No need to splash out upgrading to the latest version of Office, I still rock Office 2007 on my main machine and 2003 on another PC.
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 15th Sep 17, 11:42 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:42 PM
    yeah it was something like file converter, I think this was the link and its still live, just clicked it.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 15th Sep 17, 11:58 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:58 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:58 PM
    yeah it was something like file converter, I think this was the link and its still live, just clicked it.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3
    Originally posted by Mr.Generous
    That's some sort of converter that I've never used before so not sure how it works. What I'm on about was just a simple .docx Word Viewer released same time as Office 2007 (first version with the newer .docx file extension). You couldn't edit docs with it as older versions of Office couldn't handle .docx files.
    • soulandy
    • By soulandy 16th Sep 17, 12:04 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:04 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:04 AM
    There is a .docx viewer from Microsoft for Office 2003 (and earlier) users to enable it to view .docx documents. If I remember correctly it was a standalone piece of software, not an update to Office 2003. Word Viewer I think it is called.

    Failing that, just upload the docs to Google Drive and view them that way.

    No need to splash out upgrading to the latest version of Office, I still rock Office 2007 on my main machine and 2003 on another PC.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Thanks
    It won't load in Word Viewer and I can't seem to open or save it in Google drive. I'll just have to get intouch with the person who sent it me
    Cheers
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 16th Sep 17, 1:07 AM
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    Not too sure what you mean but the box on the screen says the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable and tells me to enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package PRO11.MSI
    Originally posted by soulandy
    The type of file. Such as .mp3 or .pdf
    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 16th Sep 17, 7:24 AM
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    Have you tried to open the file in Word online? It should enable you to both view and edit.

    I would recommend installing the compatibility pack using the links already supplied. Word 2003 could not natively open the new docx format of Word files, but since this format has now become the norm your version of Word won't be much use going forward without it.

    This is assuming you've been sent a docx.
    • soulandy
    • By soulandy 16th Sep 17, 7:55 AM
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    I have managed to open it on my phone of all things. Will have to sort the pc thing out later. Thanks for all the replies and info
    Cheers
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 16th Sep 17, 8:32 AM
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    i have just bought office 2016 pro for 5.89 on ebay. took a couple of mins to arrive. installing now.

    update: all working ok. very simply to install and activate
    Last edited by dipsomaniac; 16-09-2017 at 10:14 AM.
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