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    Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Office 2003 (.doc) documents in opening Windows 8. on my laptop Office 2007 and even office 2010 documents are working perfectly fine. Office 2003 documents return incompatible format error. What seems to be the problem.

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    hello guest !!

    thanks for posting in EALP.

    since you told that you want to run office 2003 files in office 2010 or office 2007.
    although office 2007/2010files easily run in windows but 2003 files dont run even it is not recognised by the window because it is not compatible for that.
    because latest office versions like 2007 and 2010 have the extensions(.docx) for word
    so it recognise (.docx) files and since your office 2003 have (.doc) files.
    so it is not recognised by your windows and it gives an error of incompatibility.
    hope you are satisfied.

    thanks for beliving in EALP.
    Pushp Singh

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem it is..........

    1.The Microsoft Office 2003 is not compatible with the Windows 8.

    2.So when you want to open the document files in Windows 8 they should be of Office 2007 or higher.

    3.So now you cannot open that files as Office 2003 will no run in Windows 8.

    4.If you wan to open then connect them to the other computer and change them to the Microsoft Office 2007 or higher.

    5.Then you try to open them Windows 8.

    Have a nice day........................

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Dear Friend....

    It is a conversion issue.
    The office 2003 files are always be in doc format where as the files of 2007 and 10 are always in docx which is also compatible with Google drive.
    As this is the compatibility issue but you can fix this error as well.
    Simply open the file of 2003 doc, and then copy the whole content. Now open a new and blank file of 2007 or 2010, and paste the content of 2003 file in new office format.
    When you finish this whole conversion process, you can easily access all word 2003 doc in new office and for further, always create new documents in new format that is docx.

    Hope you get the solution now,
    Thank you...

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    There is no way to run files from Office 2003, in Windows 8 environment.

    These compatibility issues are settled by the developers of the Operating System, which is final and binding.

    There is a clear gap of around ten years between the Office Package and the Windows 8 , and considering the length it is not worth running into Windows8 which has latest features and utility to offer.

    You need to run either Older Operating Systems or newer Office Package to solve the issue.

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    The format used in MS Word 2003 is .doc.

    In higher version .docx is used.

    Now windows 8 does not support .doc format.

    So you need to open the file in Windows XP or 7.

    Then go to saveas option.

    Now you need to type name of new file and format of new file.

    Select docx format and then save.

    Now open the new file in windows8.

    Your problem is solved.

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hello Friend,

    Just Follow Some Steps Are :

    >> You Are Use The Office 2007 In The Windows 8
    >> And You Want To Open The DOC File In The Windows 8
    >> So You Need To Open The Website :
    http://www.zamzar.com/convert/doc-to-docx/
    >> And Convert The File Doc To Docx
    >> Than Download The File In The PC
    >> And Open The DOCX File In The Office 2007 In Windows 8 OS Without Any Issue.

    Note : You Need The Microsoft Office 2007 For Opening The DOC File In The PC.

    I Hope That Info Is Usefully

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hi..

    As , Microsoft office 2003 is not compatible with windows 8


    So, You cannot the Files of
    Microsoft office 2003 in windows 8.


    you can convert the doc to the
    supporting .doc and can open now in windows 8.

    you can Copy the content in the
    office 2003 and paste it in the office 2007 also .


    Thank you...

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hello Dear Dude ...

    Kindly follow the below steps carefully


    So first of all check whether you install the MicroSoft word properly or not

    Then When you save the Office Document you must save it in the Office 1997-2003

    Then you can also save as another name

    And there by ... when you open again it will be definitely opened with out any problems



    VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hi dear friend....................to overcome the Above error ......follow the below guide lines

    2003 word files are not compatible with the 2010 version

    So, in that case you need to download the MS office compatibility pack from the internet

    and for the download visit this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/downl...tion.aspx?id=3

    after that go to the location of Download......and double click on FileFormat Converters ... program.......and install it

    now open the Document with the installed tool.....and convert it

    now open the file with the 2010 version

    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hello Friend,

    Please firstly uninstall your system office 2003,because this older office in you in your system,

    After this please downlaod and install the latest version office 2010 in your system,

    Then restart your system and you use the normally and working good,

    I hope this information usefull to you,

    Thanxxx,,

    Brar22,,,,,,,

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hi Friend,


    This Problem is something Strange.

    >> Because Microsoft Office Support All lower Version of Microsoft Office.

    >> So check that your Office 2003 file is correct and Not damaged or corrupted.

    >> Also check the Microsoft Office 2007 is working well.

    >> I hope you will understand.

    All the Best

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    hello,
    i read about your problem .
    office 2003 is a very old version of ms office . you should upgrade to 2007 version to be able to use on windows 8
    office 2003 makes a .doc file which is not compatable with windows 8
    you need to .docx version which is available in new versions
    if the document is important so you try too run on windows xp and then convert it to to .docx version.
    new file would work in windows 8

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    hi friend..

    >> this is not a problem of your windows 8.

    >> let me tell you that office 2003 is older version after this there is 3 version is available 2005, 2007 now is 2010.

    >> if you have create document in 2003 and you want to open in latest version then you have to convert it in docx file

    >> office 2003 create only .doc file.

    >> so .docx file can not support by latest version.

    >> so just convert is into .docx and then you can open and modify it.

    >> i hope you have got me.

    >> all the very best

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hi friends,

    This is not a big problem and to solve this problem follow the below steps:=

    1> .doc extension file is not supported by office 2007.

    2> And to open .doc extension file in office 2007 double click on .doc file to open.

    3> It will open in compatibility mode and then you click on file menu.

    4> In there you will find an option "save as" and click on that.

    5> Then save this file in .docx format and enjoy

    Thanks & Regards.

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hi friends,

    This is not a big problem and to solve this problem please follow the below steps:=

    1> .doc extension document file are not supported by office 2007.

    2> And to open .doc file in office 2007 double click on .doc file.

    3> It will open in compatibility mode and click on file menu.

    4> In there you will got an option "save as" and click on it.

    5> Save that file in .docx extension and enjoy.

    Thanks & Regards.

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hello friends,


    I recommend you check The version of Microsoft office installed on your PC before you upgrade to windows 8 or windows 8 pro.

    If you have a Microsoft office 2003 suite or application on your PC, you will have problems running it on windows 8. I recommend you to upgrade office to a newer version that is compatible with windows 8.

    To check application and device compatibility for windows 8,go to windows compatibility center.
    To upgrade Microsoft office 2003 to a newer version visit the Microsoft store.

    Applies to:

    1) windows 8
    2) windows 8 pro
    3) Microsoft office standard Edition 2003
    4) Microsoft office small business Edition 2003
    5) Microsoft office Excel 2003
    6) Microsoft office word 2003


    Hope my answer helped you friends,


    Thank you.

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    hi,,

    You should try the new office like 2007

    Then after check it your document are working or not

    So you should un-install this office

    And then after install new office 2007 ''

    So windows 8 are approve this one and enjoy it self

    That's it

    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8:

    • It must be said that Microsoft Office 2003 іѕ not compatible wіth thе Wіndows 8
    • Word document files ѕhould bе of Office 2007 or higher to open іn Wіndows 8.
    • You саn uѕе conversion softwаrеs whісh аrе readily аvаіlаblе on thе іnternet.
    • Usіng thеse softwаrеs уou саn convert аnу document іnto аnу format

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    Re: Office 2003 documents not opening in Windows 8

    Hello..
    Microsoft Office 2003 files not works properly on Office 2010 and 2007,

    So you are not able to open it properly.. If you want to open the 2003 version .doc file

    Then use the Office 2003, if you want to open 2007 or 2010 files, then install Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 respectively

    Hope you get your solution..

    Thanking you for posting in this forum and being with us..

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