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Office 2007 FAQ
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2006
 Version 1.01  Revised 12/5/2006

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Recently Microsoft sent Office 2007 to manufacturing.  So I began some testing with it.  I found that there are changes to the default save file format to allow you to open Office files on your Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE or Windows Mobile 5.0 device.  Please note that Pocket Office formats (.PXL and .PWD) are not supported.  So here are the FAQs on how to change the default file save formats to be compatible with your Windows Mobile device.

To sync with Office 2007, you need to use Windows Mobile Device Center for Vista and ActiveSync 4.5 (currently in beta) for Windows XP and 2000.

Microsoft maintains a web page on the Ecma Office Open XML Formats frequently asked questions which explains that you can install an update for Office 2000, 2002 or 2003 to support Office 2007 formats.  However there is no upgrade for any Pocket PC or Smartphone.

Please keep in mind that there may be a loss of formatting related to the new 2007 file format when files are saved in the prior format.

FAQ Pages:

  1. Excel 2007
  2. Word 2007
  3. PowerPoint 2007 - Windows Mobile 5.0 devices only

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