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office 2003 or 2007?

  1. #1


    apparently Guest

    office 2003 or 2007?

    I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003? And
    what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure everything
    goes as smoothly as possible
    Thanks!

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  3. #2


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: office 2003 or 2007?

    IMHO, both work well with Vista. The bottom line is that Vista will support
    or work with Office 2000. I haven't seen reports of Office '97 but I've
    seen plenty of reports of Office 2000 working on Vista. You will be fine
    transferring Office 2003 to Vista or installing it on Vista. As far as the
    edition, it makes no difference and Office 2000 on up to 2007 works fine on
    Vista.

    I've personally used Office 2003 and Office 2007 on many builds of Vista. I
    recommend your getting Office 2007 if it's feasible for your budget or
    business because I do believe that the revamps will alllow you to use more
    features easily and enough new features justify it.

    If you go to you can see many demos and test drives, or you can download a
    trial of Office 2007 that last for 60 days. MSFT has many webcasts demoing
    the features of Office 2007 and its 27 related apps if you go to their
    webcast sites:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/default.aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/office/grea...s/default.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/events/webc...rameerror.mspx

    CH


    "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003?
    > And
    > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure everything
    > goes as smoothly as possible
    > Thanks!



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  4. #3


    JW Guest

    Re: office 2003 or 2007?

    Doesn't the OP Have to reinstall 2003 on his new computer since just
    transferrring the program and data files does not get the required registry
    entries established?

    "Chad Harris" <vistaneedsmuchowork.net> wrote in message
    news:ePd2EyPUHHA.4756@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > IMHO, both work well with Vista. The bottom line is that Vista will
    > support or work with Office 2000. I haven't seen reports of Office '97
    > but I've seen plenty of reports of Office 2000 working on Vista. You will
    > be fine transferring Office 2003 to Vista or installing it on Vista. As
    > far as the edition, it makes no difference and Office 2000 on up to 2007
    > works fine on Vista.
    >
    > I've personally used Office 2003 and Office 2007 on many builds of Vista.
    > I recommend your getting Office 2007 if it's feasible for your budget or
    > business because I do believe that the revamps will alllow you to use more
    > features easily and enough new features justify it.
    >
    > If you go to you can see many demos and test drives, or you can download
    > a trial of Office 2007 that last for 60 days. MSFT has many webcasts
    > demoing the features of Office 2007 and its 27 related apps if you go to
    > their webcast sites:
    >
    > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/default.aspx
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/grea...s/default.mspx
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/events/webc...rameerror.mspx
    >
    > CH
    >
    >
    > "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    >>I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    >> files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    >> premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003?
    >> And
    >> what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure
    >> everything
    >> goes as smoothly as possible
    >> Thanks!

    >




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  5. #4


    apparently Guest

    Re: office 2003 or 2007?

    Thanks Chad! The 60 day trial of office 2007 came with the laptop and I plan
    on getting the full version. What type of prep work should I do prior to
    moving the files over? From what I've read so far (and quite possibly
    misunderstood), it seems I need to install a file transfer wizard from Vista
    on XP as well as the file converter for the 2003 files I need. Is there
    anything else or a particular order it should be done in? Thanks for being so
    helpful!

    "Chad Harris" wrote:

    > IMHO, both work well with Vista. The bottom line is that Vista will support
    > or work with Office 2000. I haven't seen reports of Office '97 but I've
    > seen plenty of reports of Office 2000 working on Vista. You will be fine
    > transferring Office 2003 to Vista or installing it on Vista. As far as the
    > edition, it makes no difference and Office 2000 on up to 2007 works fine on
    > Vista.
    >
    > I've personally used Office 2003 and Office 2007 on many builds of Vista. I
    > recommend your getting Office 2007 if it's feasible for your budget or
    > business because I do believe that the revamps will alllow you to use more
    > features easily and enough new features justify it.
    >
    > If you go to you can see many demos and test drives, or you can download a
    > trial of Office 2007 that last for 60 days. MSFT has many webcasts demoing
    > the features of Office 2007 and its 27 related apps if you go to their
    > webcast sites:
    >
    > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/default.aspx
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/grea...s/default.mspx
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/events/webc...rameerror.mspx
    >
    > CH
    >
    >
    > "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    > >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    > > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    > > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003?
    > > And
    > > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure everything
    > > goes as smoothly as possible
    > > Thanks!

    >
    >


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  6. #5


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: office 2003 or 2007?

    "Doesn't the OP Have to reinstall 2003 on his new computer since just
    transferrring the program and data files does not get the required registry
    entries established?"

    Good point by JW. I haven't used the Windows Easy Transfer methods , but I
    would not try to transfer the program Office, but would absolutely reinstall
    Office. You may be able to use the Transfer wizard to transfer your
    documents though or another pc to pc software to do that or you could back
    them up of course and then install them onto the Vista box. I know that
    when I copied all of my programs from one drive to another, hundreds of them
    made the move successfully, but about 15 did not and Office was one of them,
    although I used Detect and Repair at the time (it was Office 2003) to fix
    it, but it soon did not work well, and I ended up uninstalling and
    reinstalling it. So may someone who has used Easy Transfer might want to
    comment.

    BTW you can access info on it by typing Easy Tranfer or even just Transfer
    into help and support and you can see the Wizard by typing Transfer into
    Vista's search, and there are a variety of ways to use this.

    I would definitely install any Office version onto Vista period. I should
    have made that clear.

    Prep Work--I want you to type Easy Transfer into Vista Help and Support on
    your start menu or you can read here--again I find people are not taking
    advantage of the great information in Vista Help from the Start menu (it's
    also on the web):

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/win...=Easy+Transfer

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...449561033.mspx

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...31dfe1033.mspx

    This is how to install the ET Wiz on XP as well. You can get this done a
    number of ways, and a DVD will probably be more convenient for you than
    buying a cable, but take your choice.

    Enjoy and make use of Help and Support. It is substantial with
    comprehensive help--it is not light weight--it's every bit a Vista
    "reference book" of sorts that comes with Vista.

    So again, you can use the Easy Transfer Wizard to transfer what is listed in
    the references but I would definitely simply install Office unless you
    didn't get or lost an Office CD.

    Good luck,

    CH


    "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news50C1221-304E-45F4-910C-4660C1AE1049@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Chad! The 60 day trial of office 2007 came with the laptop and I
    > plan
    > on getting the full version. What type of prep work should I do prior to
    > moving the files over? From what I've read so far (and quite possibly
    > misunderstood), it seems I need to install a file transfer wizard from
    > Vista
    > on XP as well as the file converter for the 2003 files I need. Is there
    > anything else or a particular order it should be done in? Thanks for being
    > so
    > helpful!
    >
    > "Chad Harris" wrote:
    >
    >> IMHO, both work well with Vista. The bottom line is that Vista will
    >> support
    >> or work with Office 2000. I haven't seen reports of Office '97 but I've
    >> seen plenty of reports of Office 2000 working on Vista. You will be fine
    >> transferring Office 2003 to Vista or installing it on Vista. As far as
    >> the
    >> edition, it makes no difference and Office 2000 on up to 2007 works fine
    >> on
    >> Vista.
    >>
    >> I've personally used Office 2003 and Office 2007 on many builds of Vista.
    >> I
    >> recommend your getting Office 2007 if it's feasible for your budget or
    >> business because I do believe that the revamps will alllow you to use
    >> more
    >> features easily and enough new features justify it.
    >>
    >> If you go to you can see many demos and test drives, or you can
    >> download a
    >> trial of Office 2007 that last for 60 days. MSFT has many webcasts
    >> demoing
    >> the features of Office 2007 and its 27 related apps if you go to their
    >> webcast sites:
    >>
    >> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/default.aspx
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/office/grea...s/default.mspx
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/events/webc...rameerror.mspx
    >>
    >> CH
    >>
    >>
    >> "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    >> > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista
    >> > Home
    >> > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office
    >> > 2003?
    >> > And
    >> > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure
    >> > everything
    >> > goes as smoothly as possible
    >> > Thanks!

    >>
    >>



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  7. #6


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: office 2003 or 2007?

    Also Troubleshoot your Transfer Problems:

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...31dfe1033.mspx

    CH

    "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003?
    > And
    > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure everything
    > goes as smoothly as possible
    > Thanks!



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  8. #7


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Windows Easy Transfer *Companion DL Available

    You will want to know about a new download from MSFT--Windows Easy Transfer
    *Companion:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

    Windows Easy Transfer Companion enables you to automatically transfer your
    most important programs from your Windows XP-based PC to your new Windows
    Vista-based PC. The software will move more than 100 of the most popular
    programs, as well as many others that you may have installed. You have
    complete control over selecting which programs to transfer, so only the
    programs you care about will move. The software will alert you if some
    programs may not be able to transfer, or may not transfer with high
    confidence. Most security software is not able to transfer due to technical
    reasons.

    Easy Transfer Companion is designed to be used in addition to Windows Easy
    Transfer—which is part of Windows Vista and automatically transfers your
    data and settings. Connecting your two computers can be done with either an
    Easy Transfer Cable (available online, from retailers, and from PC
    manufacturers), or a home or small business network. If using an Easy
    Transfer Cable, you must first install Windows Easy Transfer on your Windows
    XP-based PC. By using Easy Transfer and Easy Transfer Companion you will be
    able to quickly and easily setup your new PC with all the data, settings,
    and programs that matter to you, so you can be productive on your new PC
    right away.

    Easy Transfer Companion only transfers programs from a Windows XP-based PC
    to a Windows Vista-based PC. Easy Transfer Companion is currently in Beta,
    and only available for the US market

    CH

    "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003?
    > And
    > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure everything
    > goes as smoothly as possible
    > Thanks!



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  9. #8


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: office 2003 or 2007?/Question for Vista general.

    Why not post this in the Vista general group? It's not a setup question.

    CH

    "apparently" <apparently@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news2E51416-FB39-4FEB-8018-188A5196198E@microsoft.com...
    >I have to transfer files from my old laptop (essentially all office 2003
    > files) and I have a few questions. First, which is better for Vista Home
    > premium office 2003 or 2007? Will it be easier if I install office 2003?
    > And
    > what is the best way to go about the transfer? I want to ensure everything
    > goes as smoothly as possible
    > Thanks!



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