MS Office Excel 2007 cannot be open by MS Office Excel 2003 (even after installing compatibility pack)

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Cannot open the EXCEL file using MS Office EXCEL 2003 (after installing the Compatibility pack) that was saved by MS Office EXCEL 2007. The error message: This file is not in a recognizable format. If you know the file is from another program which is incompatible with Microsoft Office EXCEL, click Cancel, then open this file in its original application. If you want to open the file later in Microsoft Office Excel, save it in a format that is compatible, such as text format. If you suspect the file is damaged, click Help for more information about solving the problem. If you still want to see what text is contained in the field, click OK. Then click Finish in the Text Import Wizard. The file format is xxx.xls What is the problem and how to overcome this? Best Regard PH

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Try to reinstall the Compatibility pack, may be that is the problem. Even if the file is not downloaded completely u will face this kind of problem

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I had a similar problem. I installed the compatibility pack on several computers and it did not work on one for them (of course it was the VP of sales computer…)

I ended up uninstalling the comp pack using the control panel (it is listed as” Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system”), then ran <a href=”http://www.ccleaner.com/”>ccleaner</a> and a spyware scan, after all that was cleaned up I restarted the system and reinstalled from a fresh download. The upgrade worked perfectly.

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