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Hi :)
Backwards incompatibilities are fairly understandable.  New features
added between 2007 and 2013 are unlikely to be able to be seen in
2007.  That kinda makes sense to me.

What doesn't make sense is how often files created using MS Office
2007 run into trouble in newer versions of MS Office, such as 2010
(I've managed to avoid 2013 and 365 so far!).  One of my clients was
running into so many problems with his new laptop's MSO 2013 failure
to handle files given to him by 2010 users that he finally allowed me
to install LibreOffice so that i can send him Odts.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 21 November 2013 15:21, Joel Madero <> wrote:
On 11/21/2013 06:17 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
Yes, "Save As..." to "Microsoft Office 98/2000/Xp" (or something like
that, just not anything more recent than 2003).
Regards from

Just to continue off of previous statements - Microsoft changes the .docx
and .xlsx format so frequently that I've heard that people using 2007 (which
supports the x format) can have a nightmare of a time with 2013 files (using
the "same" x format). I really don't understand how their formats continue
to be dominant despite this reality along with the fact that the true
international standard is the open standard used by almost every other
office suite - pretty ridiculous.

But for an immediate solution, .doc and .xls aren't changing any longer and
our support is *relatively* good.


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