Excellent advice to do a clean install of Office 2003 — after doing a thorough uninstall. Your computer comes pre-installed with Windows 10. I grew to like Office 2000 on my job as a software engineer using all features and tools included, then moved on to Office 2003. The 2007 compatibility pack works fine as well. Grasping at a straw It concerns me that Office 2003 worked in Win10 until after an update to Windows 10. Yes, it takes a bit of getting used to. Check for updates repeatedly until no more are available.
When I need a function, it slows me down to have to click to a different tab to find what I need where my customized menus in Word 2003 have what I need just a single click away. I was pretty much forced into buying Office 2016, which to be honest I should have done earlier. If however the problem still persists you can contact our 24×7 Support team for any help. Microsoft indicates the executable WinHlp32. This double installation causes some problems because microsoft thinks that the Office 2007 program should always overwrite 2003 programs.
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. After a few weeks, they all agreed it was much easier. So use at own risk. My next video was about trying the even much older Microsoft Office 1997 on Windows 10 - Click here to see this video. My point is that four fully updated versions of Windows 10 v1709 work just fine with Word 2003.
The program stalls or sometimes crashes when trying to use autocomplete. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this, or whether it is just my setup. Libre Office can be made to save in. I have no desire to move to whatever the current version of Office is. The saving grace is that I installed Classic Menu for Office, which provides most of the easier-to-find menus, so rarely have to rummage around the ribbon for anything. A solution to restore the help systems is to run WinHlp32. I have never had real problems with it.
If that is the only cost I will consider making that purchase. I reloaded Office 2003, but still the same. If you use the native Outlook 2003 email editor, then Autocomplete functions normally, but there are many features of using Word 2003 as email editor not available on the Outlook 2003 email editor. Unfortunately, that can leave your machine vulnerable to malware. Does anybody have any ideas how to get round this? Equally importantly for me, it is more user friendly than current versions and still does the job.
Regularly, when I get an update from Microsoft it trashes my Excel 2003. Find it here: There is a free version with Branding and paid Cheap — without Branding. It would have been nice to get some warning though! At the time I got it, it was free. . The problem here is that they are different — as different from Office 2003 as the most current versions of Office, just in different ways. As Microsoft stated out Office 2003 is not compatible with Windows 8, most people would assume it would not be compatible with Windows 10 either.
For me, Word 2003, Excel 2003 and Outlook 2003 work fine with Windows 10 without Compatiblity Mode, with a few exceptions. I've installed Office 2003 on two Win 10 systems. Is there any way to point Word, etc. I had used microsoft virtual pc many years previously but vmware is much better and the vista quest performs very well. They also offer OfficeTab which puts, for example, all of your open Excel files in a single window with tabs like a browser, rather than opening each file in a different instance of Excel.
What I have works great, and the alternative is to pay a subscription and then to rely on the cloud for various support. I know you like it, I get that, but Office 2003 + Windows 10 is a match made … well, somewhere other than heaven. I have installed it on many computers as they have come into usefulness and as they phased out in favor of later and more capable hardware and operating systems. It does all I want, and thanks to Microsoft! Should I just go back to 7 and skip the headaches? As an old hand with office, it drove me nuts when they switched to the Ribbon, so I installed it and I loved it. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.
Hal What you described an Excel feature. Source: This video disproves that. Not only Office 2003, but Publisher 2000 works fine, too. I could go back to Win8, which is stable but nasty. Does anyone see any future problems looming…? If you need any assistance while following the steps, you can contact our 24×7 Technical Support.