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07-14-2007, 07:45
I have Office 2003 standard, which includes Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

I have Office 2007 Student and Teacher, which doesn't have Outlook, but I need Outlook.

If I upgrade from Office 03 to 07, will I still have Outlook 03, or will it be removed?


07-15-2007, 19:03
I believe that it should leave Outlook 2003 alone.

Worst case, you could re-install Outlook 2003 afterwards.

07-16-2007, 05:13
Whatever you do, make sure you make a backup of your address book, important mails, etc.

If its all one Suite, I don't see why it would mess with Outlook 03, but I don't generally trust anything MS.

Oh yeah, get another OS.. ;)


07-16-2007, 06:19
When you install '07, it will ask you what '03 programs to keep and which to delete. I chose to keep all.

As stated above, BACK UP your data first. ;)

07-16-2007, 07:01
Originally posted by havensal
When you install '07, it will ask you what '03 programs to keep and which to delete. I chose to keep all.

As stated above, BACK UP your data first. ;)

Just curious, if you kept your 03 programs, and installed all of the 07 programs, why would you want Word 03, and 07, on the same computer?

I'm not really much of an MS Office guy, or really any office software, so there may be a logical reason for this I'm missing.


07-16-2007, 07:28
For a coupla' reasons.

First I don't trust anything MS.

Second I wanted to keep my options open just in case '07 wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

07-16-2007, 08:17
well, I had 07 installed and put in 03 and told it to only install outlook and it worked perfectly.

07-16-2007, 16:27
2007 is much easier to use for NEW users. Experienced 2003 users are going to frown a bit at the overhaul of the toolbars and layout, but usually come around to say they like it a lot better. Biggest improvements were in Excel and Powerpoint. A lot of the advanced functionality of Excel such as sorting and pivot tables are much easier to use. In PowerPoint it's easy for a moron to put together a half way decent slide show. In Outlook, they got rid of the follow up flags ! !

2007 is a major resource hog, 2003 is at LEAST 3x faster than 2007. If you've got a fast enough computer, and can handle a bumpy month or so while you make the transition, it's definitely worth it.

Like people have already said, it gives you the option to keep 2003 versions so you have both, and you can always re-install the 2003 versions and it wont overwrite any of your 2007. It imports just about everything you can think of from 2003.

We are piloting 2007 to about 20% of our company right now and the biggest complaint we have is the performance, you definitely need a tuned up PC, something dual-core (or comparative) with 2gb of ram to get the response you're used to in 2003. Once people get used to it they like the layout and ribbons much better. "Live Preview" is awesome: You get to see changes such as inserting tables, color, fonts, etc, and don't have to apply it and cntrl-z it if you don't like it, you can switch through what you like and look at it in the preview and apply only once. Sorry for the ramble.. -dok