Should I upgrade to Office 2007?

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  1. dogma

    dogma Registered Member

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    HI all

    As most people are aware, Microssoft are offering Office 2007 Ultimate to students for around $60-£80, depending on where you live.

    My question is it it worth upgrading to Office 2007 Ultimate if you already own Office 2003 (professional)?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    I have never used Office 2007...
    having said that, my advice would be: if you find nothing wrong in 2003, and it fills your needs, why change?
     
  3. midway40

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    That is not a bad price considering I paid $149 for Office Home and Student 2007 which only includes Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and tools.

    And if you got Vista it matches it perfectly. It did take me a while to get used to the new menu structure though.
     
  4. nexstar

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    I upgraded and have now gone back to 2003 Pro. But then, I did the same thing with Vista as well. I think I've turned into Retro Man :) .

    Graham
     
  5. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I would have agreed with that logic, but discovered it flawed. I was using 2003, and it worked fine for me. But I upgraded to 2007, and discovered some new things, that enabled me to change the way I work, making things more efficient.

    I have full blown Office 2007 on, and I love it. But you might want to give it a whirl and try it.

    Pete
     
  6. fce

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    if you really want to try office 2007, you need "time" to familiarize with the 2007 version because the toolbar is totally different.

    stay with office 2003, IMO.
     
  7. screamer

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    I just up-graded a few weeks ago. At first I was a bit bewildered / confused, but now, everything is falling into place. I feel it was a wise move.

    ...screamer
     
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    I saw and read something about a 2003 classic menu app for Office 2007. Maybe using that will help with the change from 2003 to 2007.

    dja2k
     
  9. InfinityAz

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    Once you get used to the new interface in Office 2007 you will be amazed at how improved it is.

    Additionally, the MS upgrade you talk about is for the ultimate version. For this reason alone, I would spend the money and upgrade.
     
  10. gerardwil

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    I didn't upgrade but instead using now OxygenOO.

    Gerard
     
  11. FanJ

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    If you want your Office 2007 to look more like previous versions, then there is a program called RibbonCustomizer:

    http://pschmid.net/office2007/ribboncustomizer/index.php

    It is not free but there is a trial version.

    and:
    http://pschmid.net/office2007/ribboncustomizer/featuretourpart3.php

    RibbonCustomizer is made by Patrick Daniel Schmid (MVP for OneNote).

    I don't have experience with it.
     
  12. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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