Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Help! I can't open this file at school!!!

Have you ever completed work at home, emailed it to yourself to find that you are unable to open it? How about when a student or parent emails a project, and you cannot view it at all? Chances are, the version that was created off-site is from a newer version of Microsoft Office. Downloading the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack will solve the problem. The converter will allow you to open, edit and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 files.

Just click the download button, save the converter to your desktop, then double-click to launch the installer. That's it!

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

2 comments:

Marie P said...

Kathy, thanks for the tip. I do run into this problem since I have 2007 at home, but not anywhere else I work. Also,many of my professors can't open the files I send them, so I have learned to save them as Word 2007/2003. I didn't know the conversion software existed. Thanks, marie

JDMaxell said...

Great Post! I tell users all the time about this tool! Keep the hints coming!