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Old 06-21-2007, 09:46 AM   #21
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you gave me an irrelevant answer
Not really irrelevant, for you asked about Word 6.

Word 2003 (Word 11) was the last of the MS programs that delivered documents in the proprietary MS 'doc' format. Word 2007 (Word 12) has a new format for documents, XML, which Word delivers as a complete package containing things such as style sheets, font tables, etc. which are necessary for interpreting a docx document so that it can be printed etc. A Word 12 user doesn't have to export documents as XML documents, for there are several options, including the 'traditional' MS 1997–2003 format, RTF, HTML, and what have you.

Word 12 (and the rest of Office 12) runs on Windows XP, but not Windows 2000. A Mac version is expected—shortly, or otherwise.

   
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"How do I translate Word 97 or Word 2003 into Office 6 or whatever it is?"

Do you mean Office 12? Word 2007 and all that?

No need to translate. Anyone who has Office 2007 can read documents in the earlier common format shared by Word 97 through 2003.

You'd need a converter only to use Word 2003 to open documents created in Word 2007.

   
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:18 PM   #23
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Office and the programs included in it all have an internal version number that people sometimes refer to, as well as the more common "marketing" name.

Office 2007 = Office 12 and includes Word 2007/12, etc.

Office 2003 = 11
Office 2002 aka Office XP = 10
Office 2000 = 9
Office 97 = 8

Enough detail to numb you up real good or shall I inject more? ;-)

   
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Office and the programs included in it all have an internal version number that people sometimes refer to
Some people (such as yourself) use or just try out Office programs long before MS sales have thought of a really eye-catching name (like 'Office 2003'): they have to use the version name, and so, of course, do the people that give names to Office folders. If you've got Office '2003' on your Windows computer, then you have a folder called Office 11.

   
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You'd need a converter only to use Word 2003 to open documents created in Word 2007
Only those created in Word 12 (as we've been calling it all during 2006) and saved as —.docx. Ordinary —.doc files don't need a converter (except for Word 6).

   
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Yes, I know.

   
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