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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

Microsoft has added the new Office Open XML Formats to the following 2007 / 2010 Microsoft Office programs:
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 / 2010
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 / 2010
Microsoft Office Word 2007 / 2010

The same download is used for Office 2007 and Office 2010.

You can install the compatibility pack on a computer that is running Microsoft Office 2003 programs, Microsoft Office XP programs, or Microsoft Office 2000 programs. When you install the compatibility pack, you can open, edit, save, and create files in the robust Office Open XML Formats.

This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user. You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.

Download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack size of file 25.7 MB

Make sure your program has all the updates for the programs. If Windows or the Microsoft programs on the computer are not up to date, you will be prompted to install the latest updates.
Click Install This can take some time if you have not maintained your updates.

These directions are for your home computer and/or laptop.

The Office Compatibility Pack is installed in all the labs, and computers upgraded with Office 2007.

If you are on campus and do not have Office 2007 and need this download call Amy at Ext 8469 or request online at IT Support Self Service Center.

Updated:  July 05, 2012

Sr. Arlene Callahan
Training Manager
Rivier University
Nashua, NH 03060