Can't load .xlsx files into Office 2003 under Windows 7

Albert Hall

Well-Known Member
#1
I've just upgraded to Windows 7, and successfully installed and used Office 2003.
I now find that the Office 2003 software does not recognise the file format of .xlsx files.
Under XP, a small utility came into action to convert the file to .xls format.
Is it possible to get this working again under windows 7?
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
Go to control panel and use file association to associate xlsx files with excel 2003.
 


Albert Hall

Well-Known Member
#4
Go to control panel and use file association to associate xlsx files with excel 2003.
Thanks for reply. Unfortunately, this did not work in my case. Any other ideas?
best wishes
A-H
 


Albert Hall

Well-Known Member
#5
And or....
If your older office suite product will not recognize the new file format and a simple renaming of the file extension may result in document corruption, you may try something like this
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3
IT WORKED! Many thanks. A-H
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#6
Glad to have helped. Thanks for updating your thread.
Regards
Randy
 


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