http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en Not sure if the prior links were at this download, but make sure you have the most up to date version of the compatibility pack. Also, rather than using the current XML-based file format (.xlsx), the workbook is saved in Excel 97-2003 file format (.xls), a binary file format that is easily opened in an earlier If you receive a message about converting workbooks, click OK. Upgrading to Office 2007 or 2010 isn't an option right now.
I believe this link includes the service pack rolled into the comp pack. The error message stated "This file is not a recognisable format". I have also disabled any plugins in office, and any Active X that was not signed by MS. History Contributors Ordered by most recent Technochic57,010 pts.
Top of Page Convert a workbook to Excel 2007 file format When you open a workbook that was created in an earlier version of Excel, and you no longer plan for Browse by Topic AS/400 Business Intelligence Career Development Channel Cloud Computing Compliance Consumerization Content Management CRM Data Management Database DataCenter Desktop Management Development Email Administration Hardware IT Strategy Linux Lotus Domino If so, please post them. The pack is available as a free 27.1 MB download from the Microsoft Web site.
Any other feedback? Top of Page Share Was this information helpful? The Excel viewer utility works fine so that's the best answer for me right now. How To Open Old Excel Files In Excel 2016 The repair also did not work, I uninstalled and reinstalled office with no luck either.
Register Hereor login if you are already a member E-mail User Name Password Forgot Password? Thanks all. 0 Pimiento OP GabeLawrence Feb 23, 2011 at 5:11 UTC 1st Post I wanted to share my experience with this. I have all the patches for both XP and Office, uninstalled then reinstalled the converter pack, still no luck. http://superuser.com/questions/404902/microsoft-office-compatibility-pack-the-converter-failed-to-open-the-file-erro http://dl.dropbox.com/u/66653574/FileFormatConverters.exe I have tested this on 7 Windows 2000 PC's and it is working on all of them! :) share|improve this answer edited May 30 '12 at 10:25 answered Apr 4
on the older Excel. 0 Datil OP Chris Seiter (LBFF) Dec 30, 2010 at 7:57 UTC I have seen similar issues here at our company, both with the How To Open Excel 2013 File In Excel 2007 Why is this trigonometric identity true? To check the workbook for compatibility every time that you save it, select the Check compatibility when saving workbook check box. It opened perfectly and I didn't see anything that looked like it would cause a problem.
About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap × Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/microsoft-office/dont-get-derailed-by-office-2007-compatibility-issues/ The Viewer is a free 25.8 MB download available from the Microsoft Web site. Xlsx File Converter that not all 2007 excel formulas are compatible with 2003 excel. How To Open Xlsx File In Excel 2007 Following Follow Microsoft Office Thanks!
For more information on the contents of the ofc.ini file and how to invoke it programmatically, see "Converting Office documents to Open XML." #6: Viewing PowerPoint presentations with PP Viewer 2007 GO OUT AND VOTE Atari 2600 high voltage output Wrong way on a bike lane? Thanks. When your document is in Compatibility Mode, you cannot use a few of the features that are new to Office 2007. Office 2007 Compatibility Pack
Deb Shinder explains how to minimize compatibility headaches when you make the jump to the latest version. however, we've peeled back the updates and then reinstalled them. some discussion of it here http://www.excelforum.com/excel-general/395563-too-many-different-cell-formats.html and a link to a $40 tool that's an option. I also know that there are a few different versions of the 2007 compatibility tool, It's not realistic to ask them all to change their file settings to save in 2003 mode so I need to be able to open this files the way they are.
It can also be used by administrators in organizations to scan and generate reports about the Office files on the network. So serious kudos to anyone that comes up with one! 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Do the users have execute permissions where the converter by seanferd · 6 years ago In I then updated at MS Update to get the latest patches (which it did find updates for the compatibility pack) but still got the same errors. 0 Serrano OP Office 2013 Compatibility Pack Please enter an answer.
I found the "Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office" system and uninstalled it. These presentations can be viewed by Office XP/2003 users with the Compatibility Pack installed, but what if you want to see a presentation on a computer that doesn't have any version The column headings are a little prettied up but nothing exotic. I did check and download what appears to be the latest and greatest.
MS has an Office Compatibility Pack that is supposed to allow this functionality but it isn't working. Have you try removing the x at the end of the extension and open the file anyway ? 0 Mace OP Alex3031 Dec 30, 2010 at 5:52 UTC by TAC on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:24 UTC | Microsoft Office 0Spice Down Next: Outlook 2013 issue, when replying to an e-mail the "To" Field is blank or... Yip...
Thanks #4 09-06-2010, 04:49 AM PeterFairchild Windows 7 Office 2003 Novice Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 1 Office Compatibility Pack - will not open xlsx I had the