Microsoft Office System Webcast: Compatibility Tips for the 2007 Office System File Formats: Collaborating with Users of Earlier Versions (Level 300)


Are you using or considering the 2007 Microsoft Office system and wondering what you need to know to collaborate effectively with users of earlier Microsoft Office versions? The new file formats for the 2007 Office release offer tremendous benefits, from better security to easier editing. So, if concerns over the need to roundtrip documents between the 2007 Office release and earlier versions are keeping you from taking advantage of all that these new formats can do, get tips and tricks that can help you share your documents without losing valuable functionality. In this webcast, we  focus on the differences in behavior when you share Microsoft Office Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 documents (the Office Open XML Formats) versus saving your documents in the previous  file formats (Compatibility Mode). Learn what features are available only when working in the new file formats and get help for making the right collaboration choices for your particular document needs.

Presenter: Stephanie Krieger, Microsoft Press Author and Office System MVP,

Stephanie Krieger is a Microsoft Office Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and author of two books, Advanced Microsoft Office Documents 2007 Edition Inside Out and Microsoft Office Document Designer (Microsoft Press, 2007 and 2004, respectively). She has helped many global companies develop enterprise solutions for the Microsoft Office System and taught numerous professionals how to build great documents by understanding how Microsoft Office programs “think.” Stephanie writes for several Microsoft Web pages and frequently delivers Microsoft Office webcasts. Visit her blog,, for a regularly updated collection of tips


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