Office 200 and 2003

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by FLM, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. FLM

    FLM

    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2001
    Location:
    Upstate SC
    My friend asked me to ask this question. She has Office 2000 and Office 2003 on her computer. She mostly uses 2003, but needs to use 2000 sometimes. When she tries to use 2000, it defaults to 2003. any suggestions?
     
  2. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Messages:
    967
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Location:
    HotLanta, GA
    ?

    How do you have both Office programs (versions) installed on the same computer?

    I have never seen that done.
     

  3. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    May 21, 2004
    Location:
    West Columbia, South Carolina
    The problem could be a result of how the programs were installed. It could simply be that the newer version replaced the icons/shortcuts to the older version or it could have upgraded the entire program. Check to see if the shortcuts are pointing to the version she is trying to launch.


    If you want to install and use more than one version of Office on the same computer, you must install the earliest version first. In order start with Office 97, 2000, XP and then 2003 and you have to do custom installs into different directories. In between installs you need to make sure that the shortcuts are in their own folders and it helps cut down on problems if you launch each program one time before starting the next install.


    I have a business computer with all four versions running without any problems. Unless the computer is used for training loading all four versions is a waste of space as everything except Access is backward compatible.
     
  4. Toyman

    Toyman

    Messages:
    2,600
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Location:
    West Michigan
    Also, ask if she is launching the apps via a shortcut, or double-clicking documents to open it.
     
  5. alm350

    alm350 §T®ÈÈT¿ÐÈMOÑ

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    the state of insanity.....
    i thought 2003 would do everything 2000 would? just a differant layout.