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Migrating from MS Office 2003 to Office 2007 = PAIN

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by animorph, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. animorph

    animorph Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased Microsoft Office 2007 and upgraded from my 2003 installation (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) today. I can't believe how frustrated I am, I am regretting the entire purchase and upgrade. The composition of the toolbars is lacking options/icons present in 2003, the word configuration options are all over the place, and I cannot for the life of me find out where some of the most basic options are, such as fields. I didn't know the Visual Basic toolbox is gone until I read a help file on some website online, stating that Microsoft now wants you to purchase VB.NET separately.

    I have used Microsoft Office since version 6.22 with Windows 3.1, I can deal with tabs instead of menus, and the new theme...but it is a serious serious pain when I can't find the location of options which I have been using for the past ten years. There is an old addage... If it ain't broke, DON'T FIX IT!
    I think Microsoft will be losing many many customers with this one.

    Is anyone aware of any guides, books, online documentation, etc which can help users to migrate?? If not, I'm going to be sending off these cds to the Salvation Army.
     
  2. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi animorph,
    Yes, the changes are extensive. But Microsoft does have helpful interactive guides that let you choose a function in 2003 and find it in 2007. I hope these help.

    Outlook
    Word
    Excel
    Access
    PowerPoint
     
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

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    It's all about making money nowadays ...
    M$ wants you to buy their software every 3 years, or so ... Office 2010 beta is available now.
     
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