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I work in a small office and wonder if we should buy the new Excel 2003 to upgrade from Excel 2000 that we are currently using. I cannot find anywhere that tells me what the upgrades are. I also want to find some support I can get to explain the ...

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  1. #1

    new excel 2003

    I work in a small office and wonder if we should buy the
    new Excel 2003 to upgrade from Excel 2000 that we are
    currently using. I cannot find anywhere that tells me what
    the upgrades are. I also want to find some support I can
    get to explain the differences. thnx
    Hg
  2. #2

    Re: new excel 2003

    Hg,

    It's probably not worth the price of the upgrade.
    There's really not much more that you can do with 2003
    that you can't do in 2000.

    One of the Excel gurus who has written some excellent
    books on Excel (including 2003) has a review on his
    web site.

    Take a look here:

    http://j-walk.com/ss/excel/xl2003.htm

    John

    "Hg" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    John
  3. #3

    Re: new excel 2003

    No.. No need to do that.. I would certainly not do it unless I had to teach
    Excel.
    The changes are really not very big and mainly cosmetic. At least I would
    wait
    until I could find a better price for a version that has the first service
    pack included, that way
    I would avoid some bugs.. A new MS Office is priced between 239 and 499
    depending on the package
    and if it is an upgrade or not, since you have 2000 I guess it would be an
    upgrade.

    --

    Regards,

    Peo Sjoblom


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    Peo
  4. #4

    Re: new excel 2003

    XP is required for Excel/Office2003.


    --
    John
    johnf 202 at hotmail dot com


    "Hg" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:217b01c3e11c$d487cf70$gbl...
    | I work in a small office and wonder if we should buy the
    | new Excel 2003 to upgrade from Excel 2000 that we are
    | currently using. I cannot find anywhere that tells me what
    | the upgrades are. I also want to find some support I can
    | get to explain the differences. thnx


    jaf
  5. #5

    Re: new excel 2003

    Actually not.

    You have to have Windows 2000 or above


    "jaf" <com> wrote in message
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    : XP is required for Excel/Office2003.
    :
    :
    : --
    : John
    : johnf 202 at hotmail dot com
    :
    :
    : "Hg" <microsoft.com> wrote in message
    : news:217b01c3e11c$d487cf70$gbl...
    : | I work in a small office and wonder if we should buy the
    : | new Excel 2003 to upgrade from Excel 2000 that we are
    : | currently using. I cannot find anywhere that tells me what
    : | the upgrades are. I also want to find some support I can
    : | get to explain the differences. thnx
    :
    :


    Lady
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    Re: new excel 2003

    Hi!

    Agreed! See:
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/sysreq.mspx
    "Microsoft Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP, or
    later"

    For differences between versions according to Microsoft see:

    http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/compare.mspx

    My personal view is that heavy users might find upgrading useful and
    that an office should have one version of Excel XP or 2003 because of
    better capability of restoring corrupt files.

    A good general review can be found at:

    http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/MS_Office/4520-3513_16-5092597-1.html

    --
    Regards
    Norman Harker MVP (Excel)
    Sydney, Australia
    com.au
    Excel and Word Function Lists (Classifications, Syntax and Arguments)
    available free to good homes.


    Norman
  7. #7

    Re: new excel 2003

    OK.
    I know the beta version of FP'03 was XP only. Aparently the've change that
    with the release.


    --
    John
    johnf 202 at hotmail dot com


    "Norman Harker" <com.au> wrote in message
    newshx.gbl...
    | Hi!
    |
    | Agreed! See:
    | http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/sysreq.mspx
    | "Microsoft Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP, or
    | later"
    |
    | For differences between versions according to Microsoft see:
    |
    | http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/compare.mspx
    |
    | My personal view is that heavy users might find upgrading useful and
    | that an office should have one version of Excel XP or 2003 because of
    | better capability of restoring corrupt files.
    |
    | A good general review can be found at:
    |
    | http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/MS_Office/4520-3513_16-5092597-1.html
    |
    | --
    | Regards
    | Norman Harker MVP (Excel)
    | Sydney, Australia
    | com.au
    | Excel and Word Function Lists (Classifications, Syntax and Arguments)
    | available free to good homes.
    |
    |


    jaf
  8. #8

    Re: new excel 2003

    "Norman Harker" <com.au> wrote...
    .... 

    General is perhaps the only positive adjective that could be used. Rather
    light on the details, isn't it?

    For many cases, OpenOffice will recover corrupt .XLS file, and it's a free
    download. Even so, if file recovery is the reason for a purchase, Excel 2002
    (XP) would be the more economical choise - still available through
    alternative channels, much cheaper than Excel 2003.

    That said, for general spreadsheet use, there's little in Excel 2002, much
    less Excel 2003, that warrants an upgrade from Excel 2000.


    Harlan Grove

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