i'd rather use prior version of Office

Microsoft Office word 2007 (academic)
February 18, 2010 at 09:54:44
Specs: Windows Vista 2007 SP2, Intel(R) Core(TM)Duo CPU T7250-2 GB
I SO don't like Office 2007; I miss all my hot-keys from the prior versions of Word and Excel. Is it possible to get rid of 2007 completely, and use the older version?

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February 18, 2010 at 10:05:12
If you have the install media for an older version, just go into the Control Panel, remove MS Office and reinstall the earlier version.

To be able to open any documents created in 2007 you'll also need to install the Compatibility Pack from Microsoft.

You will, of course, lose any of the additional features that may have been used when the document was created in 2007.

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February 22, 2010 at 11:37:30
You can simply install the older version of Office.
Both versions can co-exist peacefully (with a few nagging irritations.)

Except for Outlook.

You can have only one version of Outlook.


I know Microsoft claims you have to install the earlier version first.
That is not true.
You can install the newest version first, and then the earlier version.

I run both Office 2003 and 2007 at home.
I find it easier to open Office 2007 files in Office 2007, and 2003 files in 2003.

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February 23, 2010 at 01:07:56
THANK you for taking the time to help me get this straightened out!

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