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    Conflict between xp and nt (2000 and 97)

    If we had some users on XP with Office 2000 or 20002 and some users still in Windows NT with Office 97 would we be looking at a whole lot of problems?

    The users would need to be able to access each others documents, make changes, print and re-save.

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    Re: Conflict between xp and nt (2000 and 97)

    As long as those using Word 2000 and Word 2002 don't use features that didn't exist in Word 97, such as tables withing tables, there should be few problems. The basic file format of Word documents hasn't changed since Word 97 (the same goes for Excel and PowerPoint).

    Access, though, is a different kettle of fish. The database format hase changed, so working with shared databases in a mixed format is troublesome. But perhaps this doesn't concern you, since you posted your question in the Word forum.

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    Re: Conflict between xp and nt (2000 and 97)

    Moreover you can set the Save tab in options to disable all features intro'd after W97 to ensure compatibility.
    If you record any Macros in Word (2000/2002) delete any reference in them to any Default Word10 whatever.

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    Re: Conflict between xp and nt (2000 and 97)

    A known issue in using Office XP and older versions parallel are problems with track changes and styles. If those two features are used regularly, I would suggest to reduce the timeframe with different versions to a minimum.
    However a coexistance of Office 2000 and Office 97 is much smoother.

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