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    Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

    I already have the full Office 2003 Suite of programs installed on my Windows XP Pro machine. I would like to install certain 'parts' of the Office 2007 Office Suite. Actually, I would like to install all of the 2007 applications except Excel. I would prefer to continue using Excel 2003.

    I already have the add-ins I like, along with custom toolbars, etc. I've already tried Excel 2007 on a friends machine and found it very awkward and unfamiliar. But I really like the looks of Outlook 07 and Word 07.

    What difficulties or mishaps might I expect if I try to install Office 2007, while keeping Excel 2003? Has anyone else done this? Is anyone using two different versions of Office successfully? FWIW, I have a full version of Office 2007; not an upgrade version.

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    Re: Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

    Yes, it's possible to install multiple versions of Office on one PC. The rules are:
    1) You must install them in oldest to newest order (no prob, since you already have 2003 installed)
    2) You must install them in different folders (this is default for 2003 and 2007 anyway)
    3) You can have only one version of Outlook installed.
    So you must decide whether you want to stay with Outlook 2003 for the moment, or switch to Outlook 2007.

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    Re: Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

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    Re: Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

    Cool! Thanks.

    By the way, do you know if the uninstall of Outlook 2003 and the subsequent conversion of outlook files, etc. is a part of the Outlook 2007 installation routine? Or, will I have to uninstall Outlook 2003 (manually) first and then do the 2007 install...

    Can't be too careful, I'd be ruined for life (well, almost) if I lost all of my Outlook data...

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    Re: Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

    You'll be making a backup of your system first right? You know, just in case some major disaster strikes during installation. The Office 2007 installer is pretty good. You'll just need to customize your install and select what you want it to do.

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    Re: Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

    So far as I know, there is no conversion involved with Outlook data: the format is exactly the same.

    Redundancy never hurts, so I suggest copying, or at least backing up, all Outlook data. Remember that each user will have his or her own Outlook.PST file, and there is nothing wrong with performing a straight copy of that just to be on the safe side. Each user's whole collection or any or all of its parts can be saved to individual PST files using the import/export command. In other words, Woody's Contacts can be saved to one PST file, and Woody's Calendar can be save to another. Keeping track of which is which is a major undertaking, so follow the file names closely when using import/export, and use some sort of folder system to store them. This is handy if you want to confine the typically-gigantic primary email to a single computer, and keep it backed-up, preferably to a different physical drive.

    I have Office 2007 Ultimate (with Visio 2007 and Project 2007) and the installation, admittedly with no program exceptions, was very smooth. Now all I have to do is spend the next millennium learning how to use it.

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    Re: Two Office Suites - One PC (Office 2007)

    I have Office 2003 and Office Enterprise 2007 loaded on Vista Business. In Access 2003, opening code from the database window seems to be stable however it crashes when I close a database (trying to leave Access open) or open a code window via a form or report. Does anyone else have this problem and are there any fixes or work arounds?

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