Deploying the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

Updated: November 16, 2006

Applies To: Office Resource Kit

This Office product will reach end of support on October 10, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see , Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

To meet the needs of users upgrading to the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Microsoft offers updates and a compatibility pack for Office XP and Office 2003 that enable a user to open and save 2007 Office release XML files.

For installation instructions for the Microsoft Office Compatibility pack, see Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats ( This site guides you through installing appropriate updates and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.