Open Word documents as Read Only/Edit prompt RRS feed

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    One of the many nice new things with Office 2007 is the "how would you like to open this file?" prompt when opening a Word Document from Sharepoint. The ability to choose Read Only/Edit is most welcome. This is handled by the new OpenDocuments Class. I wondered if there was any way of getting this new feature on client machines running Office 2003 without upgraging to 2007?


    Perhaps if the new version is redistributable or comes bundled with something other than full blown Ofice software. We have clients that do not wish to upgrade to 2007 as they are used to the layout of 2003.

    Monday, March 31, 2008 4:20 PM

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  • I'm also very interested in this question as our company will remain on Office 2003 for the next several years and I really like this prompt.
    Sunday, April 13, 2008 12:33 AM