Office Professional 2003
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: 269-06738
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- Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
- Office 2003 Editions can help organizations and their employees transform information into impact. New and familiar products, features, and functionality improve how people and organizations connect to coworkers, information, and business processes. Advances in intranet collaboration through integration with the collaboration and information-sharing portal, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, enable employees to access and share information both internally and ... Read more
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DON'T UPGRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by kmjake on August 23, 2005
Pros: haven't found any yet
Cons: screws up your whole system; Not compatible with Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and earlier; Takes more than 2 minutes to open a document; The fix for the delayed opening of documents doesn't work
Summary: I only upgraded from Office2000 because the computers on which I have to give my lectures have a newer version. I suspect they probably have OfficeXP. If you are in ...
Summary: I only upgraded from Office2000 because the computers on which I have to give my lectures have a newer version. I suspect they probably have OfficeXP. If you are in education or work at a University, you can get OfficeXP for $27 plus $8 shipping at Journeyed.com.
Here are the problems I've had in upgrading to Office2003. My scanner no longer works. It takes over 2 minutes to open a document in any office program.
You can see that Microsoft knows of this problem, by looking at article#839883 on Microsoft's site. They say there is a hotfix for it. I got the supposed hotfix and followed all instructions on the article page.
First of all when I tried to install the hotfix, I got the message that I already have a newer version of the service pack running.
Followed other instructions on the article page - changing registry.
Still takes >2 minutes to open a document.
Told Microsoft this and now they want me to pay for support. Incredible. They sell me something that makes my computer WORSE and they want me to pay more!!!!!!!!!!!
I've already spent another $100 to pay for a new version of Adobe Acrobat, because 5.0 is not compatible with Office2003.
Now I find out that other departments in our School of Medicine are not installing Office2003 because there are too many BUGS.
My advice: Do NOT buy this product.
9 out of 12 users found this user opinion helpful.
The best productivity suite ever yet!
by giuliocesare on March 5, 2007
Pros: Better support with HTML/XML/Web pages/sites, Publisher and Business Contact Manager for Outlook not included in XP but included in 2003
Cons: FrontPage is not included.
Summary: Microsoft Office Professional 2003 delivers on its title's promise, and is useful for everyone, not just the professional user. This version/edition of Microsoft Office includes everything (or at ...
Summary: Microsoft Office Professional 2003 delivers on its title's promise, and is useful for everyone, not just the professional user. This version/edition of Microsoft Office includes everything (or at least, almost everything) you need to get along with home and work. Unfortunately, the six programs that are included in the package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher) are bundled with FrontPage (the best program for building web sites) only in Microsoft Office XP Professional Special Edition. However, if you are not building web sites, you might not need FrontPage ang get along with this. If you are, then you can purchase FrontPage 2003 separately. Business Contact Manager, a new technology included only beginning with 2003, is a must-have for business. Moreover, this suite should be given due consideration. Indeed, this is the best Office suite out on the market now, especially when used with FrontPage 2003 (details above).
- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: 269-06738
- Description: Office 2003 Editions can help organizations and their employees transform information into impact. New and familiar products, features, and functionality improve how people and organizations connect to coworkers, information, and business processes. Advances in intranet collaboration through integration with the collaboration and information-sharing portal, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, enable employees to access and share information both internally and externally. Support for information rights management (IRM) and industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) provide a platform on which to quickly build cost-effective solutions that can have an immediate impact. Streamline communication and collaboration between internal and external team members using the desktop productivity programs that many people rely on every day. Enable teams to modify, access, and save documents in a central location using Document Workspaces. In addition, the Shared Workspace task pane displays tasks, related documents, links, and member lists that notify you when your team members are online. Document Workspaces and the Shared Workspace task pane require Microsoft Windows Server 2003 running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. Share documents with team members and have control over what gets changed. Choose permission settings and allow coauthors to alter only the sections or formatting that you choose. Improve the efficiency of your meetings with Meeting Workspaces, which offer a centralized location for sharing agendas, visual resources, and other documentation. Meeting Workspaces require Windows Server 2003 running Windows SharePoint Services. Contact team members quickly with instant messaging (IM), which can be displayed in most programs in Office 2003 Editions and lets you know when your team members are online. Online presence information requires Windows Server 2003 running Windows SharePoint Services. Help protect and control who can access vital business information using IRM, enabled by Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) on Windows Server 2003. IRM prevents or limits documents from being used in unintended ways, giving organizations and information workers greater control of their sensitive information. Help secure company assets by using IRM capabilities to prevent people who receive documents or e-mail messages from forwarding, copying, or printing documents and attachments. Reduce document sharing or unintended use by setting an expiration date on a document, after which it cannot be viewed or modified. Help protect your documents from being unintentionally changed by using Word Formatting and Editing Restrictions. Set permission controls on entire documents or portions of a document to prevent modifications or reformatting. Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 enables you to create IRM-protected content and grant other users the rights to access and modify your files or e-mail messages. Author, access, and analyze information that resides in disparate systems. Office 2003 Editions support the industry-standard XML technology that facilitates enterprise transactions and business-to-business data exchange. Manipulate and analyze XML business data. Office 2003 programs can manipulate, analyze, and format data from your most critical business systems. You can customize documents and task panes so that they integrate with XML data sources and outside programs. Empower users and reduce development time with XML. With Microsoft Office Excel 2003, you can use the visual mapping tool to connect a user-specified XML schema to fields in your spreadsheet. Customize smart tags to bring relevant business information directly into your work. Microsoft Office Access 2003, Outlook 2003, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 support third-party and customized smart tags. In all Office 2003 Editions, Excel 2003 spreadsheets and Word 2003 documents can be saved in a native XML file format which can be manipulated and searched using any program that can process industry standard XML. With Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, companies can also use customized XML formats - or schemas - to enable easier and more advanced information creation, capture, exchange, and reuse.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Category Office applications
- Subcategory Office applications - office suite
- Language(s) English
- License pricing Standard
- Localization English
- License Type Complete package
- Software Suite Components Microsoft Access,
Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact Manager,
- License Qty 1 user
- License Pricing Standard
- Platform Windows
- Distribution Media CD-ROM
- Package Type Retail
- OS Required Microsoft Windows Vista,
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 or later,
Microsoft Windows XP or later
- Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM,
Mouse or compatible device
- System Requirements Details Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 or later - Pentium - 233 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 400 MB,
Microsoft Windows XP or later - Pentium - 233 MHz - RAM 128 MB - HD 400 MB