Will MS Office 2003 Run on Windows 10?

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    cin5

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    Whenever MS reinvents the wheel they often do so badly-like when they took MS Word 2003's extremely useful Autotext utility out of all later versions and replaced it with something clunkier. The HP Z230 workstation I'm looking to buy will have Windows 10. Has anyone had problems running MSOffice 2003 on Windows 10?
     
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    MisterEd

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    I have installed Office 2003 Professional on a Windows 10 computer. It works OK so far but I have not used it enough to know for sure if there will be any problems. Make sure you have also installed SP3 for Office 2003.

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    You might want to install the "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack" so you can save Word, Excel, & PowerPoint in the new Office 2007 and newer file formats. That is, .docx, .xlsx, & .pptx.

    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
    https://download.cnet.com/Microsoft...Point-File-Formats/3000-18483_4-10648733.html

    This shows the SaveAs in Word 2003 before and after the "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack" is installed

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    Thanks for your reply. Yes, evidently my the local public libraries, which all have Windows 10-and either Office 10 or a version a lot newer than 2003-must have installed that compatibility pack, as I never have a problem editing my files. But I couldn’t do so with Windows 10 at my job after IT mass installed it after moving from XP to 7. Thankfully, they agreed to install Office 2000 on my pc. Thanks for the download to the pack.
     
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