How safe will Word 2003 be next spring?

Kathleen Atkins

Noting that Microsoft intends to end support for Word 2003 in April 2014, Lounge member ila wonders how safe it will be to continue to use it.

He poses the question in the Word Processing forum; the members discuss the effect of security updates and their absence on older versions of Office.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Office 2013 security updates
Word Processing Word 2003 after April 2014?
Spreadsheets Calculation gives value; should be error
Databases Hiding total field in report
Visual Basic for Apps Ribbon removes VBA ability to find and “press” command-bar button
Microsoft Outlook Archive doesn’t work
Non-Outlook E-mail Outlook Express in XP mode?
Other MS Apps MS Project 2010: Removing date from milestones
General Windows Update KB 982670 offered on one computer and not another?
Windows 8 Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro
Windows 7 Problem with PDF icon
Windows Vista How to fix “Error 5: Access is denied”
Windows XP Warning appears for less than a second; unreadable
Windows Servers How to overcome file-share limitation
Internet Explorer Once again, IE 10 not showing video but sound is audible
Third-Party Browsers Incorrect ZIP-code look-up
Networking Diagnosing slow LAN
Social Media Google trying to take over World Wide Web?
Software Development
Windows Programming PowerShell forms which button?
Web Design & Development Changing link address for website content
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes WOW computer and its closed operating system
Security & Scams Unwanted search program
Maintenance Best online-storage options?
Hardware Dedicated email device for Mom (90)
Graphics/Multimedia No Photoshop uninstaller
Other Applications Installing Skype

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.