With just a simple update of your Microsoft Office 2000, XP, or 2003, you would now be able to open Microsoft Office 2007 files (.docx, .xlsx, and, .pptx).
A lot of the people I know still use Microsoft Office 2003. Some still use Office 2000 and Office XP. A few of them are using Microsoft Office 2007.
There would be a few instances however; that these people still using Microsoft Office 2000, XP, and 2003 would need to open a Microsoft Office 2007 document. Microsoft Office 2007 documents are now saved in a new format which is .docx (Microsoft Word), .xlsx (Microsoft Excel), and .pptx (Microsoft Powerpoint). If you tried to open these documents in Microsoft Office 2000, XP, and 2003, you wouldn’t be able to.
|Microsoft Office by robertnelson|
(Note: Office 2007 documents can still be saved in the previous format of .doc, .xls, and .ppt, but you would have to manually specify it as it is not the default.)
The good thing is, Microsoft has released an update so that we can still open .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx, if we still use the three previous Microsoft Office packages.
Just download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack and install it to your computer using Microsoft Office 2000, XP, or 2003. The current file size of the compatibility pack is 27.5 MB.
That’s it! I’m sure you would now be able to open .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx using only your Microsoft Office 2000 / Microsoft Office XP / Microsoft Office 2003.