Re: Any suggestions for Office 2007migration

Subject: Re: Any suggestions for Office 2007migration
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 11:06:07 -0700

Don't do it. Office 2007 is the worst, buggiest mess I ever had forced on me.

The problems that caused the biggest headaches were that Outlook 2007
couldn't search for version numbers such as 5.1.3, Outlook (or
Exchange) would corrupt Word and Excel file attachments, and Word 2007
would lock headers and footers so that we couldn't update them.

I ended up installing OpenOffice to work around the Word problems.
Outlook, I was just screwed. I hear there's now a third-party search
utility that works. (I used to use Lookout, but Microsoft bought it,
broke it, and integrated the broken version into Outlook 2007.)

If you need 2007 for compatibilty, install VMware and install Offfice
2007 there.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Paul Kent <jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
> I've been using Office 2003 for quite some time now and just purchased a copy of 2007 for my home PC.
> Are there any best practices you can recommend or gotcha's I can be on the lookout for before I load the software?
> Only a tiny fraction of my consulting tasks involve Word, but I do rely quite heavily on Outlook.
> Thanks in advance,

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