You can easily download the compatibility pack of Microsoft Office for Word, PowerPoint and Excel 2007 as well as the later file formats which would allow you to open, save and edit the documents, presentations and the workbooks in the formats which will be new in the version 2007 and the later ones. Before downloading the compatibility pack, the users of Office 2003 and XP must download all of the high priority updates from the web site of Microsoft. The users of Office 2000 would not need to install the updates.
Download and install the compatibility pack
Compatibility pack must be installed for using 2007 of 2010 Microsoft Office documents in Office 2003, XP and 2000. For downloading the compatibility pack you should visit the web site of Microsoft.
After successful download, you are done with your task.
In earlier office programs use 2007 or later version Office documents
Once you have installed the needed updates as well as the compatibility pack, 2007 or 2010 Microsoft Office documents can be used in the earlier versions of the Office programs without any problem.
Excel 2002, 2003 and 2000
In excel 2002 and 2003 you would be able to create, open, save and edit many file formats of the Excel 2007 and 2010. These formats include excel workbook (*.xlsx), excel macro enabled workbook (*.xlsm), excel binary workbook (*.xlsb), excel template (*.xltx), excel macro enabled template (*.xltm) and excel add in (*.xlam). Also, the internet explorer can be used for opening the files in formats of Excel 2007 or 2010.
For excel 2000, windows explorer should be used for opening and saving the documents of Excel 2007. You must locate the file in Windows explorer and then double click on that file. For this purpose excel 2000 should be installed on the computer you are using otherwise if any other version of excel is present then it would be opened in some other version which would be different from what is expected.
PowerPoint 2002, 2003 and 2000
The file formats of PowerPoint 2007 which can be created, opened, edited and saved in the versions 2002 and 2003 of PowerPoint include PowerPoint presentation (*.pptx), PowerPoint macro enabled presentation (*.pptm), PowerPoint template (*.potx), PowerPoint macro enabled template (*.potm), PowerPoint show (*.ppsx) and PowerPoint macro enabled show (*.ppsm). Additionally, the windows explorer can be used for opening and saving the files in the format of PowerPoint2007.
For version 2000, windows explorer is used for opening and saving the documents of 2007. You should locate the file in windows explorer and then double click your required file. You must have PowerPoint 2007 installed on your computer otherwise if any other version is installed then you might not get your desired results.
Word 2000, 2002 and 2003
In word 2000, 2002 and 2003 you can easily create, open, save and edit the file formats of word 2007 which include word document (*.docx) and word macro enabled document (*.docm). Windows explorer can be used for opening and saving the files in the formats of word 2007. When this format is used, the documents can also be opened in Word 2010.