Q & A: Are there any Office 2007 viewers available?

Q: The knowledge base article How to view Word 2007 and Excel 2007 files by using Word Viewer 2003 and Excel Viewer 2003 describes how to make the current Word 2003 and Excel 2003 viewers capable of viewing Word 2007 and Word 2003 documents by installing a Compatibility Pack. I was looking for Office 2007…


New download: Open XML Format SDK

For all of you who cross the line into developer territory, the Open XML Format SDK is now available for download here. As you probably already know, Office 2007 introduces new file formats built on ZIP and XML technologies. The Open XML formats are useful for developers because they are an open standard and are…


You want MOICE with that?

That’s pronounced MO-ICE. It stands for Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment, and yes, you should have it. What MOICE does and why you need it MOICE uses the converters in the 2007 Office release to convert Microsoft Office binary format files (used in Office 2003 and earlier) into the Microsoft Office Open XML format. This process…


2007 Office system migration tools: OMPM

If you have a lot of files to migrate from the legacy Office binary formats to the Office Open XML formats in the 2007 Office system, try out the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM). You can find the documentation for OMPM at OMPM online version or OMPM downloadable book. OMPM is a set of tools that includes:…