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To AU Students

Microsoft Office 2007 will be officially released by Microsoft January 31, 2007, and has been available for download from Microsoft for a while.

While AU staff will eventually be using Office 2007, a full conversion to this software is several months away. An announcement will be posted when the conversion is complete. Until then, documents sent to AU staff should be saved as Office 2003 format. Save your documents as follows:

Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2007 – Create your document and immediately click on the Office start button (upper left hand corner), Save as and choose Word/Excel/ PowerPoint 97-2003 compatibility. The title bar will reflect the document is in the compatibility mode. The help files in the 2007 software (search for compatibility) explain this feature in detail.

Access 2007 – Create your database and immediately click on the Office start button (upper left hand corner), Save as and choose Access 2002-2003 compatibility. The title bar will reflect the document is in the compatibility mode. The help feature in Access 2007 (search for file format) will show how to change the default save format for Access to a different format.

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