Word 97 Files, What to do now?


S

scott

All my old documents (resume, letters, etc.) were prepared in Word 97 on my
PC. I just purchased a lap top with Vista, and I am not sure what the best
course of action would be to allow use of these documents on this computer.
I still have the office 97 program, but have read that there may be problems
if I try to load and use it with vista. I am not against buying a newer word
version, but if it is not necessary, I would rather not. If I do need to buy
a newer version, what should it be to be able to open the word 97 ".doc"
files that I have transferrd to my new computer via email.

Thank you.
Please consider that Jesus Christ truly died and truly has risen from the
dead.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "scott" <[email protected]>

| All my old documents (resume, letters, etc.) were prepared in Word 97 on my
| PC. I just purchased a lap top with Vista, and I am not sure what the best
| course of action would be to allow use of these documents on this computer.
| I still have the office 97 program, but have read that there may be problems
| if I try to load and use it with vista. I am not against buying a newer word
| version, but if it is not necessary, I would rather not. If I do need to buy
| a newer version, what should it be to be able to open the word 97 ".doc"
| files that I have transferrd to my new computer via email.
|
| Thank you.


Newer versions of MS Word will happily load Word 97 documents.

Additionally, so will the Free Sun Open Office
http://www.sun.com/software/star/openoffice/index.xml
 
J

Jay

scott said:
All my old documents (resume, letters, etc.) were prepared in Word 97 on
my
PC. I just purchased a lap top with Vista, and I am not sure what the
best
course of action would be to allow use of these documents on this
computer.
I still have the office 97 program, but have read that there may be
problems
if I try to load and use it with vista. I am not against buying a newer
word
version, but if it is not necessary, I would rather not. If I do need to
buy
a newer version, what should it be to be able to open the word 97 ".doc"
files that I have transferrd to my new computer via email.

Newer versions of Word will always open docs created in previous versions

Thank you.
Please consider that Jesus Christ truly died and truly has risen from the
dead.

Docs that are 2008 years old may present a problem though :)
 
D

David H. Lipman

From: "Jay" <[email protected]>


|
| Docs that are 2008 years old may present a problem though :)

Yes, even Word '07 has problems reading animal skin and parchment documents.
 
S

scott

--
Thank you.
Please consider that Jesus Christ truly died and truly has risen from the
dead.
 
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ray

From: "scott" <[email protected]>

| All my old documents (resume, letters, etc.) were prepared in Word 97
on my | PC. I just purchased a lap top with Vista, and I am not sure
what the best | course of action would be to allow use of these
documents on this computer. | I still have the office 97 program, but
have read that there may be problems | if I try to load and use it with
vista. I am not against buying a newer word | version, but if it is not
necessary, I would rather not. If I do need to buy | a newer version,
what should it be to be able to open the word 97 ".doc" | files that I
have transferrd to my new computer via email. |
| Thank you.


Newer versions of MS Word will happily load Word 97 documents.

Additionally, so will the Free Sun Open Office
http://www.sun.com/software/star/openoffice/index.xml

Just for the record, Sun's Star Office (a commercial product) and
OpenOffice (an open source project from OpenOffice.org) are not the same
product.
 
J

Jay

Your welcome.
Please consider that NGs are not the place to be selling your religion.
Everyone is entitled to a sig but we don't need it forced upon us throughout
a thread.
Thanks. Bye.
 
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Chris Game

I still have the office 97 program, but have read that there may
be problems if I try to load and use it with vista.

No, this is wrong. you may have a slight problem loading the second
service pack for Office97 (there are detailed instructions for doing
this out there on the 'net) but it works fine under Vista. Shows
that well written programs meeting Windows guidelines work well
years after release!
 
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