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    Differences between Excel 97 and 2000 (97/2000)

    A colleague is taking an introductory college course on Excel. The college is using Excel 2000 whereas at work we're using 97. She's already encountering differences between the two that are causing her occasional problems. I was wondering if there would be anywhere where I could get some sort of listing of the differences between the two to help her out. I'm not just looking for new features in 2000, but also things that are in 97 but done differently in 2000.

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    Re: Differences between Excel 97 and 2000 (97/2000)

    I've never seen a document as you describe. Sometimes books that are for xl2000 will mention some differences but it's more of a feature list which you said you weren't interested in. Actually new features are 'differences' so I'm not sure what you're looking for. Moving to a new version of any program will cause you the same grief so I guess patience is the key here and just keeping track of where things have moved to.

    I personally have stumbled on TONS of undocumented differences in the VBA between xl97 and xl2000 but that's not what your co-worker is learning in school.

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    Re: Differences between Excel 97 and 2000 (97/2000)

    Some info here:

    Q269168 HOWTO: Distinguish Between Excel 97 and Excel 2000/2002 Files

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://wesley.stanford.edu/cs/CS_Documents/Differences_Office2000.htm>Differences between Office 2000 and Office 97</A>

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    Re: Differences between Excel 97 and 2000 (97/2000)

    Thanks to Leif and Deb for their posts. The third link that Leif posted is the sort of thing I was looking for. To Deb's point, what I said was that I wasn't *just* looking for new features; IOW I was interested in those, but also situations where the method used to do something is different from 97. I also managed to find a site on my own which was helpful, which I'd post if I had thought to bookmark it! Anyway, I think my colleague should be OK now. Thanks again.

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