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    Word 2001 General (Office 2001)

    If I have using Office 2001 at home and I go to work and they have 97 or 2000, will my Word and PowerPoint still work?


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    Silver Lounger Charles Kenyon's Avatar
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    Re: Word 2001 General (Office 2001)

    Can't speak for sure about PowerPoint, but your Word documents and templates should translate well. I would be surprised if the same were not true for PowerPoint but you might want to ask in that forum to be sure. You may want to set your save options to Word 97, though. You could also change your compatibity settings to Word 97.

    Tools => Options => Save (tab) => "Disable features not supported by Word 97" (checkbox)

    The biggest difference I know of between Word 2000/2001 features and Word 97 is in the handling of tables. Word 2000/2001 tables created without the disable box checked translate poorly to Word 97. See the nested tables tutorial on <A target="_blank" HREF=> my Word download page</A> for details.

    When transferring documents do not use Word to handle any copying to or from floppy disks. Word is not designed to work with floppy disks and will destroy your documents if you do this. Don't use Word to:
    - save to a floppy
    - copy to a floppy
    - open a document on a floppy
    - edit a document on a floppy

    unless the excuse "My computer ate my homework!" appeals to you. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    The technical term for what Word does to documents on floppy disks is <A target="_blank" HREF=> Document Corruption</A>.

    Note that your documents will move between computers, operating systems, and versions of Word best if you learn how to use to do your formatting( and use the same <A target="_blank" HREF=> templates ( at home and work. Basically, you will want to use the workgroup templates feature and have a copy of your work workgroup templates in a separate folder on your home computer (not in your templates folder). If you want more on using the same templates at home and work, write back and I'll write some more.

    Hope this helps,
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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    Re: Word 2001 General (Office 2001)

    I am assuming you are referring to the Mac Office 2001. I have been sucessfully using documents from my Mac and my PC on each other for years.

    The following Technet article might be helpful:

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    Hope this helps.


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