Urgent: Excel 2003 - 2007 conflict!

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Misc' started by Burak, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Burak

    Burak Guest

    Hello everyone,

    I have both MS Office 2003 and MS Office 2007 on my computer right now.
    When I try to open an Excel 2003 file, MS Office 2007 opens it directy.
    But I want to use MS Office 2003 application since it's easier.

    NOTE 1: I want to keep MS Office 2003 and 2007 at the same time in my
    NOTE 2: "Open With" > Excel 2003 doesn't work.

    So, please help me as soon as possible without suggesting to remove MS
    Office 2007 from my computer!

    Burak, Jul 14, 2009
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  2. Burak

    Burak Guest

    I found it!
    We need to open a new Excel file from the directory below:
    Start > Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Excel 2003
    then use Open from File..
    That's all..
    Burak, Jul 14, 2009
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    pmohanna Guest


    first you can run excel2003 from start=>all program=> microsoft office then
    open your file here
    pmohanna, Jul 14, 2009
  4. go to help in excel 2003 and select detect and repair. then double clicking
    an xls should open in excel 2003 instead of 2007.
    Gary Keramidas, Jul 14, 2009
  5. I'd try re-registering xl2003:

    Close Excel and
    Windows Start Button|Run
    "C:\your path to excel 2003\excel.exe" /regserver

    The /regserver stuff resets some of the windows registry to excel's factory

    And the last version of excel that is installed or re-registered should be the
    windows default action.
    Dave Peterson, Jul 14, 2009
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