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Help Desk » Inventory » Monitor » Community » It's a fairly small, basic spreadsheet with numbers and sums. Thanks #4 09-06-2010, 04:49 AM PeterFairchild Windows 7 Office 2003 Novice Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 1 Office Compatibility Pack - will not open xlsx I had the Upgrading to Office 2007 or 2010 isn't an option right now. weblink

Maybe Office 2007 is a bit more relaxed on this.A few months ago I got the same error message with a docx document we got by e-mail with a .doc extension. Sounds like the conversion tool wasn't properly installed for Excel. by TAC on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:24 UTC | Microsoft Office 0Spice Down Next: Word or Excel Email Attachment - Corrupted but Not TECHNOLOGY IN THIS DISCUSSION Microsoft Office 2007 When the Office 2007 program is in compatibility mode, it will be indicated in the document title bar, as shown in Figure C. http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/158187-office-2003-compatability-pack.html

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He >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> had no problems opening it. About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap × Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up Can you perhaps rightclick an xlsx file and select open with and try to find the conversion tool manually? (no idea what it's called though) Regards, Jan Karel Pieterse Excel MVP

I made sure Office 2000 was updated before I loaded the Office Compatibility Pack. A list of the incompatible content will be displayed, and you'll be advised that such content may not be fully editable in the previous version. I downloaded the Compatibility Pack for Office 2007 on an Admin account and had no problems opening an XLSX file. Office Compatibility Pack 2016 The Compatibility Pack allows users of Office XP or Office 2003 to open, edit, save and even create files in the new XML-based formats.

All rights reserved Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective 3/21/12) and Privacy Policy (effective 3/21/12), and Ars Technica Addendum (effective 5/17/2012) Your California Privacy Rights The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack For Office 2010 I still get the error problem of, 'The file is not in a recognizable format'. I think the most frustrating thing >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> for me is that I have used the conversion tool on two other PC's (one >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> XP, the other 2000), and didn't have ANY https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/923505 That website specifically says they may store and examine documents to help them improve their product.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en Not sure if the prior links were at this download, but make sure you have the most up to date version of the compatibility pack. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack For Office 2007 I am having the user > try to open a Word 2007 file right now to see if they get the same > error. Instead, you'll use the diagramming tool from Office 2003 so that the diagrams you create can be edited in the older version of the program. I am having the same issue with Office 2000.

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Ge0ph Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Tribus: Jackpot Nevada Registered: Jan 28, 2000Posts: 8374 Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:17 pm quote:Originally posted by Ardax:Maybe the file is using a feature that's only Sub StyleKill() Dim styT As Style Dim intRet As Integer For Each styT In Activeworkbook.Styles If Not styT.BuiltIn Then styT.Delete End If Next styT End Sub 0 Habanero Office Compatibility Pack 2003 To 2010 Last month I had to uninstall and reinstall Office 2003 Basic. Microsoft Office 2003 Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 Unfortunately, I still get the same error message. >>>>>>>>>>>> On Wednesday, November 07, 2007 5:58 PM Don wrote: >>>>>>>>>>>> I removed 2003 OneNote, rebooted, then reinstalled the Office Compatibility >>>>>>>>>>>> Pack,

I still get the error problem > of, > 'The file is not in a recognizable format'. have a peek at these guys For example: Word documents: .docx Excel workbooks: .xlsx PowerPoint presentations: .pptx XML is an open standard, and the change makes it easier to move files between different applications. I got so many conversion errors on the latest .xlsx file that the process finally gave up. Since then, I did a test elevation of the user to the Administrators group, still the problem is not resolved. Microsoft Compatibility Pack For Office 97-2003

No way we could ever use that for these documents.  0 Tabasco OP TAC Dec 30, 2010 at 4:41 UTC Duke of Kanabec wrote: We still use office Microsoft provides a plugin for the old version that lets it open newer docs. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

Yep, that's the Compatiblity Pack I'm referring to. check over here Guest, Oct 27, 2007 #9 Nick Hodge Guest Don Mmmmmmm.

It errors with: "The converter failed to open the file." All of the required updates are on, etc. Open Xlsx In Excel 2003 Software Don't get derailed by Office 2007 compatibility issues As with any major upgrade, Office 2007 brings concerns about compatibility. It worked.

Save the file locally then open it by going to File / open then navigate to the file. #6 05-01-2012, 11:26 AM suhjol Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit

After it's installed, an extra tab appears on the Ribbon called Menus, as shown in Figure E. Does it work when the file is double clicked from within Explorer? Just got the results from the user trying to open a Word 2007 file. Office 2013 Compatibility Pack The Excel viewer utility works fine so that's the best answer for me right now.

Back to the drawing board I guess... , Nov 30, 2007 #14 Don P Guest Lance, I know your frustration! I even tried to open the very same files that were causing problems on the other machine in question... Just select Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc) from the Save As Type drop-down list in the Save As dialog box, as shown in Figure A. this content I have tried to open .xlsx files using the double click in Explorer and by using the right click and select open with.

Some features can be returned to the document if you reopen it in an Office 2007 program; others can't. We need more competition so >>>>>>>>>>>>> Microsoft will have to get its act together. >>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sunday, December 02, 2007 3:59 AM lance.bauman wrote: >>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Nov 7, 4:58 pm, Don The time now is 11:00 PM. -- Default Style -- Mobile Style Contact Us - Privacy Statement - Top Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.1Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. More About Us...

I downloaded it twice and tried on two computers but get the same errors each time. MS says it works with Office 2007 and 2010 but it sure won't open this latest .xlsx I found the "Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office" system and uninstalled it. some times the file converter will fail if you try to open an email attachment. Hope somebody finds a fix for this, I will post the solution if > I find it...

I have applied the patch > to my XP pro machine (Office 2003), and opened the same file without > any problems during conversion. on the older Excel. 0 Datil OP Chris Seiter (LBFF) Dec 30, 2010 at 7:57 UTC I have seen similar issues here at our company, both with the And a ditto on using the openoffice to convert them in a pinch. Ace Ars Praefectus Tribus: United Kingdom Registered: Jun 29, 2000Posts: 3032 Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:16 am If getting them to save it in Excel 2003 format is not an

Guest, Oct 27, 2007 #8 Guest Guest Thanks for your help. How do I solve this error problem with Excel 2000?