Details of Microsoft® Office Compatibility Pack
What are the features of Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack?
With the release of Microsoft Office 2007, programs began saving documents in new, XML-based formats by default. Earlier versions of Microsoft Office do not usually support this new file format. To help users work around this limitation, Microsoft released Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, which adds XML compatibility to Microsoft Office in Windows 2000 right upto Windows XP. By installing Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack you will be able to open, edit, save and create files using open XML formats. The latest version is Microsoft Office 2010. If you are using Microsoft Office 2003 in Windows 7 and you cannot open the files that are created in the later versions of Microsoft Office. You need to install Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to open the files.
Information about Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, its role and benefits and ways to install it in Windows 7:
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
- Role and benefits
- Tips to install it
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
Microsoft introduced a compatibility pack for Microsoft Office to resolve common issues that were prevelant all over the world. It will improve functionality by making old file formats compatible with new versions of Microsoft Office. It will make almost all the formats compatible with Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Mcrosoft Word.
Role and benefits
Microsoft added new file formats to Microsoft Office programs to reduce file size, improve security and reliability and enhance integration with external sources. It can help to exchange documents between Microsoft Office releases. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack was introduced to make sure that you can open and save XML formats of earlier versions of Microsoft Office.
Tips to install it
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Microsoft Office 2010 can be downloaded directly from Microsoft website and is also available on some software download websites. Double click on the installer that you have downloaded and click 'Continue' or provide your user name and password if prompted to confirm your choice by Windows. Then you need to accept the license terms of Microsoft. You need to ensure that there is enough hard disk space before installing Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.
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