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

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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 2/21/2024
  • There have been 7 updates

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Editors' Review

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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.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
January 7, 2010
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Version
12.0.6612.1000
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
3,225,161
Downloads Last Week
230
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Developer's Description

Open, edit, and save files using the new file formats in 2007 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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.