How to run files in MS office without recreating the file?

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I am currently testing Microsoft Office 2007 to determine if my company should upgrade from Microsoft Office 2003.  One of the things I tested was the Microsoft Excel. I tried running an important spreadsheet that was originally created in Microsoft Excel 2003.

The spreadsheet ran on Compatibility Mode however, any information that has been modified such as formatting, color, format, font style and font size is lost after I close the file.

Recreating the files takes up too much time and has become intolerable, that I have to run all the files in Compatibility Mode for now. I even tried downloading the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta but I eventually had to rip it out because it was too buggy.

I was wondering if there’s a way for me to run my Microsoft Office 2003 files in Microsoft Office 2007 without encountering this problem. I am in a bit of a hurry and I am hoping you’ll be able to provide me with assistance as soon as possible.

Thank you very much. 

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How to run files in MS office without recreating the file?

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Hello Jerry,

There are things that you will have to consider before you decide on whether to install Microsoft 2003 and 2007 on the same system or not to . The two use different versions of visual basic so at some point of using them you might experience problems with the two installation in the same system. The office 2003 always fights for ownership of files so they will always clash, you will have to browse to open files and no clicking and open directly. If you still want to install then there will be a configuration dialog and to fix it running this two commands by pressing the windows Key+R or typing the commands in the start/run command box (red add HRCUSoftwareMicrosoftoffice11.0wordoptions/v NoReReg/t REG_DWORD/d 1) and (red add HRCUSoftwareMicrosoftoffice12.0wordoptionsv NoReReg/t REG_DWORD/d 1)

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