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I have included a link from Microsoft on how to do this.
There are some downloadable tools on the web which recreate the old or 'classic' Excel toolbar in Excel 2007. One such example you might want to take a look at can be found at… http://www.download.com/Classic-Menu-for-Excel-2007/3000-2077_4-10637173.html Regards, Jake Courtesy of www.Excel-Expert.co.uk
"Overall interface is the only difference." This statement wildly inaccurate and misleading! There are many substantial differences between Excel 2007 and Excel 2003. Your o…rganization may incur major costs in converting to Excel 2007, especially if you have a large number of spreadsheets that are linked or make references to one another. The user interface is entirely new. You will likely find it takes you longer to do your work. The "learning curve" is substantial. It is very much like learning a new product. On the other hand, you may find some of the new features valuable after you have learned Excel 2007. Some features, such as pivot tables, have incompatibilities between the two versions. For example, Microsoft states: "PivotTables in Office Excel 2007 cannot be made interactive in earlier versions of Excel, and Office Excel 2007 does not downgrade the PivotTable version when earlier-version file formats are saved." If you publish excel tables to the web with the "Save As HTML to publish HTML", know that Excel 2007 makes major changes to this feature. You may have to change the way you work with this feature. Other features have been removed and are no longer available in Excel 2007. The official Microsoft answer to your question is located at a link below: Note that this site provides a marketing answer. As such it is incomplete since it does not present "negative" information or show adverse impacts, such as major costs associated with adopting Excel 2007, may have on your organization. Another answer is located here Add-ins.com and is also given below. Note that this site, too, provides a "biased" answer since the site is from a company that sells "add-on" products for Excel 2007. But this site offers a great advantage to you: it has a table which lists specific features of Excel and shows the differences between the two versions and the impact of adopting Excel 2007. This site states that it includes information derived from user postings on news groups.
You can open a 2007 Excel spreadsheet with Excel 2003 if you save the file in Excel 2007 using "Save As" and select the 2003 compatibility mode.
There is no direct option available to convert MS Excel 2007 look and feel changed to MS excel 2003. However, you can customized the MS Excel 2007 to your need. Cli…ck on MS Office icon on top right hand side corner. Click on MS ExcelOptions. Click on Customize and add the icon/command as per your needs. Regards, Sarfaraz Ahmed
The main difference is the whole look, in terms of having ribbons instead of menus. A lot of the same icons are there, but it may at first take a bit of getting used to where …they are. In terms of things like specific kinds of formulas and functions and things that can be done with a spreadsheet, then it doesn't make much difference in which version you use, even ones earlier than 2003. Spreadsheets are designed to do certain kinds of tasks, and any spreadsheet can do them. So it really is the look of 2007 that is most different. Experienced users of 2003 will quickly adapt to 2007 when they get used to where things are on the ribbons. so it will depend on your level of experience.
Sure. Just click on the graph, then click and drag on one of the edge handles (either a small box in each corner, or a double-headed arrow when you hover over one of the graph… border lines). Repeat, as needed, to position the graph where you like.
The most obvious visible difference is the ribbon bar (new menu system) displayed by all Office 2007 products. You also will notice a new file format. Excel 2003 uses an exten…sion of XLS, while Excel 2007 uses the extension of XLXS, You can open Excel 2003 files in Excel 2007, but not the other way around. Excel 2007 adds many new functions. See related links for what's new with Excel 2007. Also see the related links for how to match the old Excel 2003 menu items with the new Excel 2007 ribbon.
dont think you can
Excel 2003 = .xls Excel 2007 = .xlsx
Open the file with Excel 2007 and save as an Excel 2007 file. Other than that, you might be able to find a file converter program to do it for you, but I am not sure why.
For a standard spreadsheet, both versions can do what you want.2003 looks very different and some people found 2007 difficult toadapt to, but once they got used to it, they fo…und the fundamentalswere not very different. So it is really personal choice. Peoplewho are used to 2003, might stick with it while people completelynew to Excel would go for 2007.
Not necessarily. Having a good understanding of Excel 2003 will help in using Excel 2007. The main difference is the look, but the fundamentals are the same as it is still a s…preadsheet, so it has to be able to do things that spreadsheets do, like with the formulas and functions. As those things are much the same, then you could use Excel 2007 without having ever used Excel 2003. Users of Excel 2003 would find Excel 2007 a little strange at first because of how different it looks, although they would quickly get used to it. Someone who has never used Excel 2003 won't have that problem.
Yes vba written in excel 2003 is usually compatible with excel 2007 but you can never be 100% sure without testing on both platforms. There are however backwards compatability… issues namely around activex controls which do not work too well in 2003 but this can be overcome by saving the file in 2003 format
The most dramatic difference is in the interface, changing from a menu driven system to using ribbons. So Excel 2007 looks very different and takes some getting used to. Most …of the functionality is still there, and you will still find the icons and the shortcut keys will still work.
Default file format for Excel 2003: .xls Default file format for Excel 2007: .xlsx Note: You can't open lower version file format in upper version. If you want to do this the…n you will have to download the compatibility pack.