When you install the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP or Office 2003, you can open, edit and save files with the versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint file formats. The Compatibility Pack can also be used with Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003 and PowerPoint 2003 Viewer to view files saved in these new formats. For more information about the Compatibility Pack, see 924074.
Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2000 or Microsoft Word 2002 to read or write documents containing complex scripts, please visit 925451 for information about how to allow more recent versions of Word documents that will display correctly in your version of Word.
Administrators: The administrative template for Word, Excel and PowerPoint converters contained that are included in the Compatibility Pack is available for download.
Update: The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack has already been updated to include SP2. In addition, thanks to the Compatibility Pack, if the files.DOCX or.DOCM contain XML tags, these tags are removed when the file is opened in Word 2003. For more information, see KB978951.