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2007 has been tested and deployment to the campus office systems
will start in Summer 2008. Office 2007 will be installed
on all new systems. After the installation of the summer
systems, Office 2007 will be deployed by department to the rest
of the campus. As part of the deployment process, Office
2003 will be removed. Only
the Office 2003 applications will be removed, your documents
will remain intact. Any document created
in an Office 2003 application is fully compatible with the corresponding
Office 2007 application. Documents
created in Office 2007 can be accessed in Office 2003 using the
Compatibility Pack detailed below. Access databases may be an exception to the backward compatibility. Contact your database designer for clarification on this point.
Classrooms and labs will offer Office 2007 on the
desktops with Office 2003 being available via
Please contact the HelpDesk, x3005, if you have any
System requirements for upgrading to Office 2007
The Microsoft minimum system requirements will let Office 2007 operate, but usually so slowly as to be more frustrating than useful. We have found the following minimum requirements are necessary for effective Office 2007 processing:
- a 2 gigahertz computer (all of our ThinkCentres meet this qualification)
- 1 GB RAM
If your system needs additional RAM, contact the HelpDesk for pricing, then send a purchase requisition for the desired amount to Information Services. Your RAM will be installed as quickly as possible.
Office 2007 uses different file formats than Office 2003 - Compatibility
In order to open Office 2007 documents using Office 2003 or Office XP,
you need to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for
Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007.
Once the compatibility tool is installed on your system, you
will be allowed to open Office 2007 documents with Office 2003
or Office XP in the same manner your use to open any document.
This tool is currently installed on all lab machines.
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for
Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007
If you have Office 2003 at home, and would like
to be able to open Office 2007 documents on your
home computer, you can download the Compatibility
Tool and install it on your home computer. This
tool is free and can be found here:
NOTE: The Compatibility pack is only to be installed on machines running
the Windows XP operating system with Office 2003 or Office XP. If you have
questions about this, please contact the HelpDesk at 216-397-3005.
Save an Office Word 2007 file in the Office Word 2003 file format
You can save Office Word 2007 documents to any of several file
- Click the Microsoft Office
Button in the upper left corner of your window,
and then click Save As.
- In the Save As dialog box, in the Save
as type list, click the desired file type, e.g. “Word
- In the File name box,
type a name for the file.
- Click Save.
Office 2007 Resources
Office 2007 Interactive Guides
Wondering where your favorite 2003 commands are located in the
new 2007 interface? Or just want to explore the rich, new design
with a little guidance? Visit these websites to view an interactive
flash animation that lets you choose a command in the 2003 version,
and shows you exactly where that command is located in the 2007
Office 2007 Add-Ins
Save from the following applications to pdf or xps: Word, Access,
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, Visio, InfoPath.
Office 2007 Viewer Downloads
These viewer tools let you view full-featured documents, spreadsheets,
and presentations created in Office 97 and later versions. These
downloads are free, and allow you to view and print, but not
edit these files.
deployment of the Windows Vista operating system has been postponed
until Microsoft releases a version that is considerably more
stable than the current release. Continue to check this
website for updates on the expected deployment.