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Upgrade users to Office XP

By Lizzy ·
I have users that were originally using MS Word Perfect 5.1 for DOS not too long ago. Since I have been here, MIS has directed my upgrading them to Novell Word Perfect 6, MS Office 4.3, 97; Outlook 98 and 2000 and now I have a few users that are getting the new standard PC image that comes with Windows 2000 Professional Workstation (they were on Windows 98se) and Office XP. Some documents that I remember had to be slightly reformatted after the previous upgrades are still being used and have yet again lost some of the formatting (lines being lost, columns not lining up, etc.). How do I ease the transition to this newer version for my users? Why is formatting lost when Word XP is set to Word 97 compatibility and don't use features after Word 97? Previous mail merge documents are not retaining their label formatting either.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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by DKlippert In reply to Upgrade users to Office X ...

Go to Tools>Options and choose the Compatibility tab. Change the recommended options to Word 2002

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by Lizzy In reply to Upgrade users to Office X ...

Doug, I was hoping to have you post a comment so I wouldn't have to reject your answer, but perhaps you can re-post another answer. If I set the compatibility to 2002, will the rest of my users be able to share word files with them? Most of my usersare still using Office 97--about 95% and they are not slated for the upgrade to 2000 -or- 2002 this year due to other projected work.

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by Lizzy In reply to Upgrade users to Office X ...

Doug,
I need to keep compatibility set to Word 97 because most of my users are still on Word 97 and are not scheduled for upgrade any time soon. Any other suggestions?

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by DKlippert In reply to Upgrade users to Office X ...

Comapibility will only effect how the doc is displayed in Word 2K.
W97 won't have any problem reading the docs.

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by Lizzy In reply to Upgrade users to Office X ...

Doug,
Thank you for the answer and all other answers that you post--I read many of them when I can! Hope the All Open Questions link is back in service soon!!

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