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    Upgrading Office 2007 to 2010

    I can't seem to find a good answer to this, so I'll post here as this is the best forum for MS Office. I have Office Pro 2007 installed and want to upgrade to 2010. I want to be able to import or migrate my settings from Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word to 2010. Thos settings include ribbons, Word/Excel macros, Outlook preferences and rules, and everything else that I probably overlooked. Is there a simple way to get this done, such as an option to upgrade without uninstalling 2007? Thanks.
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    You can keep two versions of Office, except for Outlook, where a single version is allowed.

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    Jimmy,

    Rui is correct but be aware there some issues, they may not be as bad between 2007 & 2010 but between 2010 and 2003 they can be a pain.
    Check out these two threads:
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    Thanks, but maybe I didn't state my question well. I don't want to keep 2007. I want to upgrade to 2010.
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    Jimmy,

    Sorry I mis-understood. I'm also sorry that I haven't performed that particular upgrade so I can't tell you how well it works. How ever one thing you might want to try before the upgrade is the Windows Easy Transfer tool. I know you're not interested in the files part but it should allow you to transfer your Outlook account settings if they get blown away by the upgrade. As for templates I keep copies in a folder under my Word folder so I always have backups. I'm not sure there is a way to transfer toolbars, etc. maybe others know a way.

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    Well, I went forth and installed 2010, selecting the Upgrade option. Thereafter, I copied back my .acl files and the normal.dotm, and everything seems okay in Word. I had to reconfig my Quick Access toolbars, but that wasn't too much trouble. My Excel modules were saved.
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    Thanks for reporting back. The info can be useful to other readers.

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    Sorry, I hadn't seen this early enough to tell you it will do that. Cool you got it sorted.

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