Microsoft KB Archive/925424

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The "Browse in same window" check box is unavailable for 2007 Office file types after you install the "Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats"

Article ID: 925424

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2007


  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition


Consider the following scenario:

  • You install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats (Beta 2 Technical Refresh).
  • In Windows Explorer, you click Tools, and then you click Folder Options.
  • On the File Types tab, you select a 2007 Microsoft Office file type, such as DOCX, PPTX, or XLSX, in the list of file types.
  • You click Advanced.

In this scenario, the Browse in same window check box is unavailable in the Edit File Type dialog box.


This issue occurs because the Compatibility Pack does not support the file type setting Browse in same window. This file type setting is only available if you install a 2007 Office suite or program.


For more information about how to obtain and to use the Compatibility Pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

924074 How to use earlier versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word to open and save files from 2007 Office programs

Additional query words: WD2007 Word2007 PPT2007 PowerPoint2007 Excel2007 XL2007

Keywords: kbtshoot kbexport kbimport kbconversion kbprb kbopenfile kbsavefile kbexpertisebeginner kbfileawareoff2007 KB925424