2007 Office System Document: Migrating to the 2007 Microsoft Office System

This white paper describes the new 2007 Microsoft Office system file formats and the compatibility features that enable users to collaborate with users of earlier Microsoft Office program versions.
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    File Name:

    Migrating to the 2007 Office System.doc

    Migrating to the 2007 Office System.docx

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    File Size:

    453 KB

    347 KB

      The 2007 release of the Microsoft Office system features a new, XML-based default file format for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, in addition to a variety of compatibility features to assist with legacy format interoperability. This white paper describes file compatibility considerations that IT professionals should take into account when planning to deploy and operate 2007 Microsoft Office, in addition to describing the tools available to assist along the way including the Office Migration Planning Manager, Compatibility Pack, and Group Policy settings. Guidance is provided for a number of deployment scenarios.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 1

      • This download works with the following Office programs:
        • Microsoft Office Word 2003
        • Microsoft Office Word 2007
        • A Word viewer such as Word Viewer 2003 to open and print the download
    • To install this download:

      • Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.

      Instructions for use:

      • Open this document in Microsoft Word to read or print it.

      To remove this download:

      • Delete this document from your computer.
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