Fix Microsoft® Office® compatibility issues with Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest OS from Microsoft with several advanced features. People, who use or have used a Windows-based computer, either at home or work, have used or currently uses this popular office suite in any of its versions. It is an extremely popular commercial product that enables users to create, edit, open and save text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and more. The Microsoft Office is an extremely useful set of tools, which is bundled under the name of Microsoft Office 2010, behaves when installed in the Windows 7 environment. The long-running Windows 7 previewing issue affects Excel and Word. There should be some issue due to an incompatibility in the Excel and Word preview functions, but that any software fixes it could implement have side effects.
The issues that can occur while installing the latest version of Microsoft Office on Windows 7 system are:
- Compatibility of the version
- Not fully updated
- Preview functions would not work
Compatibility of the version
The Microsoft has added Microsoft Office programs and Microsoft Office 2010 programs: Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Word. The compatibility pack is available to make sure that you can open and save Office Open XML Formats in earlier versions of Microsoft Office. You can install the compatibility pack on a computer that is running Microsoft Office 2003 programs, Microsoft Office XP programs, or Microsoft Office 2000 programs. You can open, edit, save, and create files in the robust Office Open XML Formats when you install the compatibility pack.
Not fully updated
For installing the compatibility Pack in Microsoft Office 2003, update Microsoft Office, and then install the Compatibility Pack in your system. You might encounter issues if the computer is not fully updated so that it is compatible with the Office Open XML formats and with the changes that are made to the Office programs after you install the Compatibility Pack.
The Excel and Word preview functions would not work while the programs are running and is a known issue. Dialog box of preview needs to be open to preview Excel and Word from within the programs, but the programs are waiting for the preview dialog box to be closed before attempting to show the preview. To generate the preview, Windows 7 File dialog calls back into Excel, but Excel is waiting for the user to close the dialog before it can be responsive to the Windows request.
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