Microsoft Word / Office 2007 ----> 2003(12 posts)
@whs and Aleeve:
Why would you want to?
Well, for me it's because of the changes that make my everyday work FAR less efficient. And the fact that the commands I've used to customise Word's behaviour either no longer exist at all, or have changed so much in presentation and behaviour that they are no longer useful. I can't think of one single thing that's better for me in Word 2007 compared to Word 2003.
I do understand the general basis for the changes, but I'm a long way away from what they're targeting as a typical user. It is such a nuisance to use that I now go back to my 4-year-old machine with Office 2003 on it whenever I need to do any word processing. When I can find myself a "new" Office 2003 package for my new 'puter, Office 2007 is GONE!
There is nothing wrong using word 2003 if that is what you like and are used to. But you cannot expect a new product to look like or encompass everything of an old product. Downward compatibility is an iffy subject and very often a big stumbling block for progress. That is one reason why Vista is so bloated. They kept far too much stuff from the past. If all the legacy stuff was taken out, it would probably shrink by 60%.
Thanks for the responses.
Did not have the time to "learn" a new gui and was looking for a way to save me the time... just had to spend the time customizing the tool bar.. but still had trouble finding a way to make word 2007 mark the table of contents text with auto formatting incorrectly.. had that figured out in word 2003...
Those that asked why? to save me some time...
thanks though... and thanks Coates.. I loaded the extra you suggested.. will see how it works.
Office 2007 can be very daunting when first used, but i've found it quite user friendly and the first add on i posted works well to find hidden commands/icons (and it's free).
I would rather learn the software than fork out any more money, but that's just me.
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