MS Office 2003

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  1. blacknight

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    Office 2003 would be all I need at home. I reinstalled 7 on my pc, and as Office 2003 is not more supported ( I knew it naturally ) I'm not able to find the patch after SP3 ( I have it ). I don't like Libra - and Open - Office, neither WPS, so please don't talk about them. Someone can help me ?
     
  2. Minimalist

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    You can try Office 2010 or Office 2013 and see if you like it. AFAIK SP3 was last service pack for Office 2003.
     
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    True, but I back upped all patches after SP3. Unluckily I can't recover them. Office 2010 is not too bad, but I don't want spend money for Office.
     
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    Perhaps the additional patches can still be downloaded manually from the Microsoft download center?
     
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    Why do you need the patches?
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    I know that it's not much safe to run a not more supported version of Office, so I want al least to have all old patches after SP3.
     
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    You could also consider exploit protection software. I use Hitman Pro.Alert and there is also MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit. The subscription versions of these two protect Microsoft Office applications.
     
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    I still use Office 2003 and on Windows 7 it is patched automatically. I make pretty minimal use of it, only Word gets used regularly. Never any problems. I've tried later versions at times but I don't really like them. When I'm using Word, I am just churning out copy pretty quickly and I don't need more than standard formatting features. I would think that you would only need protection if you are opening a lot of documents that others have created. I get several .docx files a month to work on created with newer versions of Office and Office 2003 has no problems dealing with them. If it ever gets to the point that Office 2003 isn't working for me, I am definitely not going to a newer version of office. I have a license for a simple and low resource word processor that is portable called Atlantis Word Processor that I like but I haven't worked extensively with it and don't know how it will perform under a heavy work load. The version of Libre office that came with Ubuntu is also acceptable to me but I haven't tried the Windows version and probably won't as long as Office 2003 works for me.
     
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    I agree with you. Word 2003 works fine for me. I use it to produce weekly reports including photos.

    Tried some others including Libre and they do not work as well. Importing docs I have produced with Word are not always correctly formatted.
     
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    @blacknight Won't the patches be downloaded by Microsoft Update?
     
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    I hoped that Seven made the same on my pc, but it doesn't happen and I don't understand why.


    At home I use Office in the way you use, but I remember that there were some exploits for Office used by Web pages or other types of files. Naturally I use fw etc...
     
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    I had the same experience with Libre. And it's heavy and I don't like it esthetically.
     
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    In fact I use a multi layered defense but, before formatting 7, I had all the 2003 patches till the life end and I would like to recover them.
     
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    Well, just to close: I decided and installed Libre Office. Does not make much sense to go on to use a suite of 2003 not more updated.
     
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