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Old 04-25-2018, 01:33 AM
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Hello, im using microsoft office 2007 and wish to migrate to office 2016. I have many excel and word files in office 2007 and after installing office 2016 i need to open my 2007 word and excel files in 2016....can i open it directly or do i need to convert 2007 office files to office 2016?
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:23 AM
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I made the same change 2 months ago. So long as you uninstall the older Office, your newer version will open older files just fine. Some fairly old files (if you had earlier versions before the 2007 install) may require minor readjustments of formatting but the files will open just fine.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:59 AM
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I made the same change 2 months ago. So long as you uninstall the older Office, your newer version will open older files just fine. Some fairly old files (if you had earlier versions before the 2007 install) may require minor readjustments of formatting but the files will open just fine.
Thanks it worked...only the files still show old excel icons instead of excel 2016 icon..any ideas what to do?
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Why is that a problem? The behaviour is 'by design'. For files saved in the older .doc & .xls formats, for example, it gives you a visual que as to the file format; it has nothing to do with whether Office 2016 can open, edit, or save such files.
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Why is that a problem? The behaviour is 'by design'. For files saved in the older .doc & .xls formats, for example, it gives you a visual que as to the file format; it has nothing to do with whether Office 2016 can open, edit, or save such files.
Itís not a problem though it would be nice if I had excel 2016 icon
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