Cannot open .docx documents in Office 2000  
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AliMamed





PostPosted: Thu Dec 21 22:35:11 CST 2006 Top

Microsoft Office >> Cannot open .docx documents in Office 2000

I have read all the posts, replies and searched all Micorsoft for help. I am
wanting to open or view *.docx documents in Word 2007 using Office 2000
Premium. I have tried all options and downloads, but all the "File
Converters" such as the 'FileFormatConverters.exe', 'OCONVCPCK.exe' and other
don't work with systems running Windows Millennium - seems they're only for
XP, 2000 sp4, etc.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Office46  
 
 
Milly





PostPosted: Thu Dec 21 22:35:11 CST 2006 Top

Microsoft Office >> Cannot open .docx documents in Office 2000 Either resave the files in 97-2003 format or ask whoever you got them =
from to do so. Office 2000/Windows ME are both long out of support.

--=81
Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
reading. =20

After furious head scratching, Darrin asked:

| I have read all the posts, replies and searched all Micorsoft for
| help. I am wanting to open or view *.docx documents in Word 2007
| using Office 2000 Premium. I have tried all options and downloads,
| but all the "File Converters" such as the 'FileFormatConverters.exe',
| 'OCONVCPCK.exe' and other don't work with systems running Windows
| Millennium - seems they're only for XP, 2000 sp4, etc.
| Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 
 
Darrin





PostPosted: Fri Dec 22 05:33:01 CST 2006 Top

Microsoft Office >> Cannot open .docx documents in Office 2000 I appreciate your comments in this, Milly. However, your response was not
very insightful. I know Windows ME is no longer in support, but the fact is,
there are many users that have not upgraded to a more recent OS/Office Suite.
There has to be a solution for this somewhere.
I have been a MS Beta Tester since the 1st Windows 98, and until now, most
all (if not all) OS's and Office Suites have been backwards compatible. I
have been using Office 2007 on my primary PC, but my older laptop can't
support XP very well, so am stuck with ME. It is unfortunate that Office 2007
isn't backwards compatible, as I use the laptop for maintaining my church's
website a lot. It's just a huge ordeal to open every Office 2007 document I
have in my Website Folder to just create a duplicate in a compatible Office
97/2000 format - considering I have a great deal of documents in the .docx
format.
I just figure that there HAS to be an easier way. If not, then as a System
Builder and MS Partner in which I build PC's and recommend software to home
and small business users - I'm just not comfortable suggesting to my
customers to HAVE to upgrade all their current, old and future systems just
to be able to support Office 2007. Seems a shame.
But if anyone can still suggest a remedy to me or show me I'm wrong, then I
would love to hear it! =) Thank you very much though for your help and
suggestions!



> Either resave the files in 97-2003 format or ask whoever you got them from to do so. Office 2000/Windows ME are both long out of support.
>
> --Â?
> Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]
>
> Post all replies to the group to keep the discussion intact. All
> unsolicited mail sent to my personal account will be deleted without
> reading.
>
> After furious head scratching, Darrin asked:
>
> | I have read all the posts, replies and searched all Micorsoft for
> | help. I am wanting to open or view *.docx documents in Word 2007
> | using Office 2000 Premium. I have tried all options and downloads,
> | but all the "File Converters" such as the 'FileFormatConverters.exe',
> | 'OCONVCPCK.exe' and other don't work with systems running Windows
> | Millennium - seems they're only for XP, 2000 sp4, etc.
> | Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
>
 
 
Buckland





PostPosted: Fri Dec 22 10:03:44 CST 2006 Top

Microsoft Office >> Cannot open .docx documents in Office 2000 Hi Darrin,

Unfortunately the MS converter packs rely on features of Windows 2000 or higher to function. My guess is that some of the 3rd party
conversion sites, such as http://acii.com will be coming out with updates to their products to do these conversions. There is also
an open source project to provide converters that will work with Open Office and other methods for folks who can't or prefer not to
use the MS ones.

In Word 2007, for example you can set your default file save format to be backwards compatible (Alt,T,O,S) and that will also turn
off new features of Word 2007 that might not be compatible with older versions.

The last version of Office that would run on Windows 98/ME was Office XP/2002.

=============

I appreciate your comments in this, Milly. However, your response was not
very insightful. I know Windows ME is no longer in support, but the fact is,
there are many users that have not upgraded to a more recent OS/Office Suite.
There has to be a solution for this somewhere.
I have been a MS Beta Tester since the 1st Windows 98, and until now, most
all (if not all) OS's and Office Suites have been backwards compatible. I
have been using Office 2007 on my primary PC, but my older laptop can't
support XP very well, so am stuck with ME. It is unfortunate that Office 2007
isn't backwards compatible, as I use the laptop for maintaining my church's
website a lot. It's just a huge ordeal to open every Office 2007 document I
have in my Website Folder to just create a duplicate in a compatible Office
97/2000 format - considering I have a great deal of documents in the .docx
format.
I just figure that there HAS to be an easier way. If not, then as a System
Builder and MS Partner in which I build PC's and recommend software to home
and small business users - I'm just not comfortable suggesting to my
customers to HAVE to upgrade all their current, old and future systems just
to be able to support Office 2007. Seems a shame.
But if anyone can still suggest a remedy to me or show me I'm wrong, then I
would love to hear it! =) Thank you very much though for your help and
suggestions! >>
--

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*