Solved problems with home publisher 2000 on win 7

October 20, 2011 at 01:16:48
Specs: Windows 7 Home premium
My computer is 32 bit. I cannot access my hundreds of cards since changing from XP to Windows 7. Is there a simple way to overcome this problem or do I need to purchase a new Publisher 2011? Will a new version allow me to use the existing files that I cannot access at this time?

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#1
October 20, 2011 at 04:56:20
Publisher 2000 isn't compatible with Windows 7 - see HERE, and of course Microsoft's solution is to upgrade to v2011. I don't think there's an easy way around this, especially on Home Premium.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
October 20, 2011 at 19:34:13
johnr, thankyou for your reply. I have followed your link to the ms compatibility pages and will try an option mentioned there. My main concern is that I am worried I will lose all my archived cards. Will a new version of Publisher restore these?
Thanks again, Tony2.

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#3
October 21, 2011 at 00:04:13
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Cannot say for certain, but I've been using Publisher since 2000 & before & I cannot remember any problems with opening older versions, it's usually the other way around. First thing I'd do is male a copy of your cards & put them safely to one side, just in case. Then you could try downloading a trial version of Office 2010 which you can experiment with for 30 days or whatever, & maybe also see if it will convert your cards in that time (hence keeping the copies). You can get trial versions of Office at a number of download sites, Softpedia & suchlike, or the Microsoft site is HERE.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#4
October 21, 2011 at 00:14:25
Thanks johnr, I appreciate your help.
good thoughts, Tony2

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