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Compatibility problems with word 2000 and 2010

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November 20, 2012 6:58:32 PM

Hello,
Is it possible to keep word 2000 installed and to install word 2010 in a different directory and not have both version fight with each other?
November 20, 2012 7:21:50 PM

I have heard you can, but I have not tried it.
November 20, 2012 7:33:22 PM

What I have made a habit of, is saving docs (from the higher version [2010]) as ("save as") "Word 97-2002" format...then you will be able to open then with an old Word installation....then you may not (perhaps) have to have the old version installed.
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November 20, 2012 9:29:54 PM

electronian said:
What I have made a habit of, is saving docs (from the higher version [2010]) as ("save as") "Word 97-2002" format...then you will be able to open then with an old Word installation....then you may not (perhaps) have to have the old version installed.

I tend to do the same thing to make it easier to share files with friends.
November 20, 2012 11:43:10 PM

Why the need, if you have 2010 installed, to want Word 2000? Word 2000 isn't "directly" compatible with Windows 7, either.
November 21, 2012 5:14:36 AM

There is a File Format Converter available at Microsoft's site to make all the documents saved in the older versions workable in the newest ones and it also works the other way around.

I'm sticking with 2003 (it cost me £358 nine years ago and I haven't got over that yet :D ) but folks keep sending me 2007/2010 documents - DOCX style - and the converter works well.

November 21, 2012 11:07:22 AM

I hate it when that happens. That's about what I paid for Office XP, Developer Edition.
What can you put in a .docx that you can't put in a [97-2002] .doc, anyway??
November 21, 2012 11:55:22 AM

electronian said:

What can you put in a .docx that you can't put in a [97-2002] .doc, anyway??



Beats me but I do know that I can't stick the menu system in 2007/2010 and will stay with 2003 for as long as I can. I can knock out about 70 words per minute so long as I don't have to pause to find a mouse, point at something and click on it. In 2003, I'm familiar with all the menu Alt and Control shortcuts, without which I'd be down to forty to fifty words.

It's typical of Microsoft to go for the whizzy graphic look at the expense of efficiency and it's another reason why companies will never move on from the Windows XP/Office XP combination until they're really forced to.
November 21, 2012 2:34:01 PM

dcnate999 said:
Hello,
Is it possible to keep word 2000 installed and to install word 2010 in a different directory and not have both version fight with each other?


Are you sure you mean Word 2000?--that's for Windows 95 & Windows 98 (&2000)?
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