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 PostPost subject: Microsoft Office 2003 issues        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:08 pm 
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I know its partly because it is an alpha Windows version I am using, but I want to know exactly this keeps happening please:

I installed Build 3718 of Longhorn in VPC 2007, and installed Microsoft Office 2003 SP3. I then installed the Office 2007 compatibility pack. It installed successfully, but say if I tried to save a Word file in .docx format, or a Powerpoint file in .pptx format, it would appear to save, and then say an error occurred trying to save the file. And if I try to open an already created Open-XML file, in either programs, it says an error occurred opening the file! :o :x

Please could somebody help me? Thanks! :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:59 pm 
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AFAIK: The compatibilty pack only opens those formats.
Not meant to save them, then you will need Office 2007.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:22 pm 
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Open your eyes, and you will see that I also said that even though the compatibility pack was installed with success, it won't even open open-xml files.

Sorry if I sounded rude, I thought you just missed the point where I said I couldn't even get it to open the open-xml files either. :wink:

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 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft Office 2003 issues        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:37 pm 
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I think he was referring to this specifically:

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say if I tried to save a Word file in .docx format, or a Powerpoint file in .pptx format, it would appear to save, and then say an error occurred trying to save the file.


Also, you seemed to be missing the point of labeling software alpha.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:52 pm 
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DjRob wrote:
AFAIK: The compatibilty pack only opens those formats.
Not meant to save them, then you will need Office 2007.


The 2k7 compatibility does allow one to save 2k7 formats. i have it running with 2k3 on vista
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as with it working on longhorn, i can offer no help.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Solution! Stop using unstable out of [censored] date beta operating systems AS A GENERAL USE OPERATING SYSTEM!!!!1111

God you people are idiots sometimes.

ADD: before some moron(s) whip up a load of crap on why longhorn makes a perfect 1337 OS for everyday use, let me tell you. There unstable. You agreed to that if you actually obtained the OS legally. Things will break and guess what, nobody gives a [censored] about it because it's unsupported, they no longer take bug reports for longhorn, and all anybody is going to say is switch to a stable OS (ie: final versions!!!)

Yeah, beta software can be fun and all but guess what, it's unstable, so quit bitching if it doesn't do exactly what you want. Nobody gives a [censored] and nobody's gonna fix it.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:05 am 
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^Probably not how I would have worded it, but yeah.
And worse, longhorn never even made it to Beta, its Alpha, and most builds barely have the compatability of XP SP1


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Zimmy is right and I understand his frustration.

If you are in some situation where you absolutely need to edit Office 2007 documents, I would assume that would be for business, school, or research purposes, then you probably shouldn't be running pre-release software, especially not alpha grade software.

I see crap like that all the time "ZOMGGG MY SHCHOOL WORK WAS ON LONGHORRN AND IT CASSSHED!!!!111 HOWZ DO I FIX IT?". It's not worth fixing, stop using it.


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Zimmy wrote:
God you people are idiots sometimes.

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Zim doesn't use Betas, and so he can refer to the rest of you as "you people"

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Bender wrote:
Zim doesn't use Betas, and so he can refer to the rest of you as "you people"


Actually, I do. I don't use old [censored] out of lulz anymore like I did when i was 15 but if I'm going to eventually upgrade to something I do like to check out a beta version or two to see what i'm going to dive into. I never deliberatly try and break them (or any other software however) unless it's needed so I rarely report bugs unless I stumble upon them during normal usage (in any software product).


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Hounsell seems to like using Build 3718 of Longhorn, saying it has the same stability and compatibility as XP. I feel that Build 3718 of Longhorn is the equivalent of XP SP1 with a lot of enhancements. And I took his word for what he said, and is right, unless somebody can prove that there is some nasty bug that screws of the whole system?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:07 pm 
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Well, if you need to edit and save Office 2007 format documents, I think you've already shown us what that bug is.


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