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    Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    I have Office 2000 and have used it for four years. I am now getting a new computer and have a "deal" offered to buy Office 2003. I would want to have both installed so I could still use what I'm used to until I get used to 2003. But is it really worth moving up to 2003 at all? Seems Woody has mentioned it from time to time, but I can't find it now.

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    If Office 2000 does everything that you want then why upgrade?

    Changes to Office since 2000 have mainly been to enhance ease of use, particularly for new users, and in collaboration with users on a network. There have been some new and improved features, for details of these check Office comparison. This may help you decide if it is worth upgrading.

    Saying that I have Office 2003 and would not want to go back to Office 2000. It's a case of what you become used to using.

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Sati, if you do a search for "office 2000 and office 2003" [without the quotes] here on the Lounge you will get a few hits about the two products.

    Personally, I have always upgraded to the newest version of MS Office as they were introduced and each one seemed to offer just a wee bit more. There again, I have always had more spare $$$ than brains and always wanted the next best thing coming to market. Now that I am retired and the same $$$ ain't flowing in, MS Office 2003 is going to serve me for many a year. The component within Office 2003 that seems to have changed the most is Outlook... many improvements as I am finding out. I was always a strong supporter, and user, of Eudora for many many years... but I did finally switch to Outlook 2003 a couple of weeks ago.


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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    If you do want to have both installed, you'll have to install 2000 before 2003. Otherwise, 2000 won't work properly. You can't get around this by uninstalling 2003. 2000 would have to be installed into a "clean" OS. As you are getting a "deal", you may have to do a full OS reinstall. HTH
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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    All new versions of office have their benefits and drawbacks, personally, I thought Off2000 was one of the buggiest releases and certainly caused a lot of problems for people moving from O97 or Word 6, Excel 5 etc. XP and 2003 have fixed some of the issues in office 2000 but have others all of their own.

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Wow! Such quick responses. thanks for the advise from y'all. Now I'll have to move on to some other questions...

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Welcome to the Lounge. Just where in the world is "Pucallpa"? Geography knowledge is just one of my many week points. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Bob:

    I too am in search of "the perfect Office version"...

    What the heck is the difference between XP and 2003? Any upgrade need from 2000 tp XP? And the Outlook changes in 2003 are the ones I've heard most about...

    Can I install Outlook 2003 on top of Office 2000?

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Yes, the install will ask if it can remove the earlier version and will leave your settings inplace.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Dave:

    And "the rest" of my MSO2K will work and integrate with Outlook 2003?

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Depends on what you mean by "integrate"?
    Explain more please.

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Dave:

    So that I will only have to upgrade Outlook, and my other apps (MSO 2K Prof) will still "work"

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Yes they will work, but for the price of Outlook about half of the price of Office.

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    Dave:

    OK... now should I, woking alone, go for either 2003, or XP?

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    Re: Off2000 or 2003? (Office 2000)

    If you are to spend the money go all the way and get Office 2003.

    Now if you are NOT using Access, you can buy the Teachers and Student version ( you do have a student in your household, right) , which has Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The list price is $149 (US) and is valid for 3 machines in your control. The Office updates can and has requited that the CD be put in the player for the update to complete.

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