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jdixon
Jun 20, 2013

Are Office 97 files compatible with Office 2013?

If I upgrade from my old copy of Office ‘97 to Office 2013, are there any file conversion issues?

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dthomas
06/21/2013

Office 2013 will open up a “Compatibility Mode” box when you open Office 97 files, which will allow you to convert the older files for use with Office 2013. It takes mere seconds and two mouse clicks. 

jimlynch
06/20/2013
This page might be of use to you:

Office 2013 compatibility guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee819096.aspx

"Keeping an Office deployment project on track requires two key aspects: using the right process to assess Office compatibility, and using tools that help you understand the potential risks of an Office upgrade. Office 2013 helps you do both. We are introducing a new process to help you assess Office compatibility, a process that we call the modern Office compatibility process. When used with the new telemetry features and tools that are in Office 2013, this process helps you speed up your Office deployments and get users up and running on the new version of Office with minimal disruptions. In this article, you'll learn more about the modern Office compatibility process and how Office telemetry fits into this process."
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