MS Office 2003 Support

In line with our standard practice of maintaining support for the current version minus 2, we’ve  deprecated support for MS Office 2003. This is a significant change as after Office 2003, MS moved to a new format for Office files which you’ll recognise as having the extensions XLSX, DOCX and PPTX.

Therefore, we’ll be deprecating support for XLS, DOC and PPT files, whilst supporting XLSX, DOCX and PPTX.

The next revision of Sabisu Publisher is due 24th February at which point all documents should be in the ‘X’ file format.

Users with MS Office 2003 and the Office Compatibility Pack for 2003 who save in XLSX may find they have some success, but we’re not supporting this variant specifically.

If users require any support in migrating files to the new ‘X’ format, we’d be happy to help.

As always if you have any questions or suggestions, head over to our LinkedIn group and share your thoughts.

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