office xp?

newz

New Member
#1
Just wondering if anyone can help? I have been using a trial version of office 2007 on my laptop which runs windows 7 and have saved documents on a flash drive but when I try to open them on an older machine running windows xp in office xp they are invisible so therefore I can't open them - any ideas how to solve this?

Wondering if I should just uninstall the trial version of office 2007 and install office xp but maybe this is impossible on Windows 7 - ahhhh! Why are things so complicated!

Thanks for any help!
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#2
Hello and welcome to the windows7forums

The reason why is because Office 2007 saves files as .docx.

So that file type doesn't appear under office XP
 


#3
Can you open the files in 2007 and then "save as" an older file type that xp will be able to read?
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#4
I forgot about that. Save the file in Office 2007 as a .doc file.
 


#5
office xp

you should be able to download a fileformat converter from microsoft that works for xp and 2003.(to open office 2007 documents) i have office 2003 on one computer and it works, however it will strip some of the formatting out, but it will open the documents.
 


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