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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

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Key Details of Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

  • Open, edit, and save files using the new file formats in 2007 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Last updated on 01/07/10
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 21, 2013

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack makes files created with Office 2007 and later work seamlessly on earlier versions of Office. If you're using an unpatched version of Office, this download will fix it. However, before you install this pack, make sure to download and install all of the latest updates from Microsoft.

If you're still using Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, then this patch will help you easily open, edit, and save files created with newer versions of Office. It's a surprisingly big download -- checking in at 37MB. That means you should set aside some time to download it if you're on a slow connection. Once you install this pack, you don't have to do much to make it work. It automatically repairs the issue. It also adds support to the Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to open DOCX, XSLX, and PPTX files.

While it's surprising that Microsoft Office Compatibility pack is as big as it is, it's not loaded down with unnecessary extras, and it solves compatibility issues with older versions with little effort on your part.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.0

General

Release March 20, 2010
Date Added January 7, 2010
Version 4.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint 2000/2002/2003 or Microsoft Office Word/Excel/Powerpoint Viewer 2003

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Total Downloads 3,218,382
Downloads Last Week 1,033
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Developer's Description

By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats.