Microsoft® Office 2003 for Windows® 7
What are the features of Microsoft Office 2003? Discuss its compatibility with Windows 7.
A productivity suite written for the Windows system is known as Microsoft Office 2003. This product was released on November 17; it is the successor of Microsoft Office XP and the predecessor of Microsoft Office 2007. The core applications included in Microsoft Office 2003 i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access have received only minor improvements, but the Microsoft Outlook 2003 received a significant facelift and improved functionality in many areas that include better e-mail, calendar sharing, information display, colored flags, Kerberos authentication, search folders, RPC over HTTP, and Cached Exchange mode. Another key feature of Microsoft Outlook 2003 is the improved junk mail filter. The tablet and pen support was introduced in the productivity applications. The Microsoft Word 2003 introduced an advanced reading layout view, better change-tracking and annotation/reviewing, document comparison, a Research Task Pane, voice comments, and an XML-based format among other features. Microsoft Excel 2003 comes with list commands, some statistical functions and XML data import, analysis, and transformation/document customization features. Microsoft Access 2003 ihas ntroduced a backup command, the ability to view object dependencies, error checking in forms and reports among other features.
Following are more details on features, system requirements and compatibility of Microsoft Office 2003 with Windows 7 Operating System:
- System requirements
- Compatibility with Windows 7
Zoom options, reading layout view, FrontPage are some of the main features of Microsoft Office 2003. The various shortcuts available in this version help the users to complete their work without using the mouse itself. In most of the Microsoft Office 2003 programs, you could zoom in on your files to make more readable information on your screen display. You could also choose to view in high contrast to get better legibility. The Reading Layout view in Microsoft Office 2003 programs allows the user to increase the readability of documents by displaying just the Reading Layout and reviewing toolbars in the view. That means all other data would be in the hidden stage. Microsoft FrontPage 2003 provides support to enable the website creators. This helps you to create more websites. The Microsoft Excel 2003 is filled with more advanced features. The Visual basic editor in this is an advanced feature.
Processor speed and memory are some of the most important system requirements needed in a system to work with Microsoft Office 2003. Microsoft Office 2003 needs a system with Pentium processor with a clock speed of at least 233 megahertz. Pentium iii or higher processor is recommended for better usage. The Operating System specifications include the Windows Server 2003 or a later version, Windows XP or a later version, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or a later version, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. 128MB of RAM is the recommended RAM capacity for Microsoft Office 2003. If you need to install more office components to the system, more memory would be needed. 400MB is the available hard disk space in the system.
Windows 7 is one of the Operating Systems supported by Microsoft Office 2003. You could improve the productivity with advanced features in Windows 7 and improved features in Microsoft Office 2003.