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word97 versus 2003

Posted By: tjurs on 2006-10-07
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All of my accounts and clients are in Word97.  I was from the old school of wp5.1 so took me a long time to transition forms over to word97.  I was wondering if anyone working originally in 97 could tell me what the differences could be and how hard transitioning forms, etc could be. 

I seem to be getting a lot of error boxes all of a sudden with word97 and was just thinking may be time to move up....

thank you for any help in this matter


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