I’ve been using MS Office 2000 (Small Business) since, well, probably 2000 or earlier. It works fine for me, and I have no major complaints. But now it turns out there’s one little thing I could do in Outlook 2007 that I can’t in 2000.
So, if I upgrade to Office Professional 2007, will I see significant improvements? Will all my macros and other customizations still work? Will it run slower? Will I be happy or sorry? (Please don’t answer que sera sera!)
I use most of the apps in the suite: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, FrontPage. (PowerPoint, not so much.) I use them all pretty heavily, so it’s important that all are either improved or left more or less alone. If the new version of any of them represents a serious step back in any way, that will be a problem.
This .docx thing in Word: you don’t have to save as .docx, do you? You can set it to save as the old .doc format by default, right?
Has anyone tried the free trial? Does it leave the original apps intact, and allow you to revert to them gracefully if you uninstall the trial and don’t upgrade?
Please, no recommendations to switch to other suites, or a Mac, or Google Apps, or such. I’m sticking with MS for now.