Feature compatibility between Office 2000 and Office 2003

Updated: July 5, 2007

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The following tables list differences in the menu options user interface. This is not a complete list. The list provides the major menu grouping changes and some second- and third- level menu changes..

In some cases, you can use the Tools | Customize… option to find menu options that were available in previous versions of the Microsoft Office Editions but that are no longer available in current releases.

 

Feature Office 2000 Office 2003

ActiveX control enablement

Yes

Yes–better security configuration options

Collaboration

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Document properties (Word)

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Encryption support

Limited

Yes

Help content

Yes

Yes–enhanced and Internet available

Language Translation Support

No

Yes (limited)

Local Installation Source

No

Yes

Office Art

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Office Binder

Yes

No

PIDKEY implementation

Yes

Yes

Policies

Limited

Yes–enhanced

Product Activation

No

Yes

Quiet Install

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Reboot required (Sys DLL files)

Yes

No (providing system files are up to date)

Registry policy/application alignment

No

Yes

Security enhancements

Yes

Yes–major–new Very High security

Speech recognition

No

Yes

Terminal Server optimized install

No

Yes

VBA–as an installable feature

No

Yes

Watson Error Reporting

No

Yes

 

Feature Office 2000 Office 2003

Database Wizard

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Import/Export Wizards

Yes

Yes–enhanced and integrated

Table Analyzer Wizard

Yes

Yes–enhanced

File > New…

Yes (dialog)

Yes–now a task pane

File > Search…

No

Yes

File > Backup Database…

No

Yes–new

File > Web Page Preview

No

Yes

File > Database Properties

Yes

No

Edit > Office Clipboard…

No

Yes

Edit > Groups

No

Yes

     New Group…

No

Yes

     Rename Group…

No

Yes

     Delete Group

No

Yes

Edit > Add to Group

No

Yes

     New Group…

No

Yes

View > Task Pane

No

Yes–new

Tools > AutoCorrect…

Yes

Moved to AutoCorrect Options…

Tools > Security

Yes

Yes

     Workgroup Administrator

No

Yes

     Encrypt/Decrypt Database

Yes

Yes–renamed Encode/Decode Database

Tools > Macro

Yes

Yes

     Microsoft Script Editor

No

Yes

Security…

No

Yes

Tools > AutoCorrect

Yes

Yes–changed to Auto Correct Options…

Help > Show the Office Assistant

No

Yes–new

Help > Microsoft Office Online

No

Yes–new

Help > Access Developer Resources

No

Yes–new

Help > Contact Us

No

Yes–new

Help > Check for Updates

No

Yes–new

Help > Customer Feedback Options

No

Yes–new

Help > Activate Product…

No

Yes

Help > Sample Databases

No

Yes

Help > Detect and Repair

No

Yes

 

Feature Office 2000 Office 2003

Excel Formula Auditing

Limited

Yes–enhanced

Excel Goal seek

No

Yes

Excel Scenarios

No

Yes

Formula AutoCorrect

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Natural Language Formulas

Yes

Yes–enhanced

Updated Charting

Yes

Yes–enhanced

File > File Search…

No

Yes

File > Permission

No

Yes–new

     Unrestricted Access

No

Yes–new

     Do Not Distribute…

No

Yes–new

     Restrict Permission As…

No

Yes–new

File > Send To

Yes

Removed–still available as a custom option. Select Tools > Customize > Commands and activate these menu options in the menu of your choice.

     Mail Recipient (as Attachment)

Yes

     Routing Recipient

Yes

     Exchange Folder…

Yes

     Online Meeting Participant

Yes

Edit > Office Clipboard…

No

Yes

View > Task Pane

No

Yes

Insert > Symbol

No

Yes

Insert > Map…

Yes

No

Insert > Diagram…

No

Yes

Format > Sheet

Yes

Yes

     Tab Color…

No

Yes

Tools > Research

No

Yes

Tools > AutoCorrect…

Yes

Yes–changed to AutoCorrect Options…

Tools > Error Checking…

No

Yes

Tools > Shared Workspace

No

Yes–new

Tools > Speech

No

Yes

Tools > Merge Workbooks…

Yes

No

Tools > Compare and Merge Workbooks

No

Yes–new

Tools > Protection

Yes

Yes

     Allow Users to Edit Ranges…

No

Yes

Tools > Auditing

Yes

Yes–changed to Formula Auditing

     Evaluate Formula

No

Yes

     Show Watch Window

No

Yes

     Formula Auditing Mode

No

Yes

Data > Template Wizard…

Yes

No

Data > Get External Data

Yes

Yes–changed to Import External Data

     Import Data

No

Yes

     Import Text File

Yes

No

Run > Saved Query

Yes

No

Run > Web Query…

Yes

No–integrated

Data > List

No

Yes–new

     Create List

No

Yes–new

     Resize List

No

Yes–new

     Total Row

No

Yes–new

     Convert to Range

No

Yes–new

     Publish List

No

Yes–new

     View List on Server

No

Yes–new

     Unlink List

No

Yes–new

     Synchronize List

No

Yes–new

     Discard Changes and Refresh

No

Yes–new

     Hide Border of Inactive Lists

No

Yes–new

Data > XML

No

Yes–new

     Import

No

Yes–new

     Export

No

Yes–new

     Refresh XML Data

No

Yes–new

     XML Source…

No

Yes–new

     XML Map Properties

No

Yes–new

Edit > Query

No

Yes–new

     XML Expansion Packs

No

Yes–new

Window > Compare Side by Side with

No

Yes–new

Help > Show the Office Assistant

No

Yes

Help > Check for Updates

No

Yes

Help > Contact Us

No

Yes

Help > Customer Feedback Options

No

Yes

Help > Microsoft Office Online

No

Yes

Help > What’s This

Yes

No

Help > Activate Product…

No

Yes

The menu structure of Office Outlook changes dramatically depending on the configuration, profile, and applied add-ins that are installed. Several of the list headers (From, Subject, Received, Size, and so on) can be sorted by clicking the header (right mouse click for specific control access). Not all of the menu options or features are discussed in this comparison.

Overall, Outlook 2003 has significant changes in the UI and feature sets compared to Outlook 2000. The following table highlights valuable information regarding how some features and menu options have transitioned into new features or options within Office 2003.

 

Feature Office 2000 Office 2003

Outlook Calendaring

Schedule+

Integrated

File > New

Yes

Yes

Outlook Data File…

No

Yes

Internet Fax

No

Yes

Search Folder…

No

Yes

Navigation Pane Shortcut

No

Yes

Office document

Yes

No

Choose Template

No

Yes

File > Open

Yes

Yes

     Selected Items

No

Yes

     Other User’s Folder…

No

Yes

     Outlook Data File…

No

Yes

File > Folder

Yes

Yes

     Customize this Search Folder

No

Yes

     Sharing…

No

Yes

File > Data File Management…

No

Yes–new

File > Cached Exchange Mode

Yes

No

     Download Full Items

No

Yes

     Download Headers and Then Full Items

No

Yes

     Download Headers

No

Yes

     On Slow Connections Download Only Headers

No

Yes

Edit > Office Clipboard…

No

Yes

Edit > Clear

Yes

No

View > Current View

Yes

Yes–changed to Arrange By

     By Follow-up Flag

Yes

No

     Flagged for Next Seven Days

Yes

No

     By Conversation Topic

Yes

No

     By Sender

Yes

No

     Customize…

No

Yes

     Current View…

No

Yes–this sub-menu holds many of the Office 97 Current View sub-options

     Format > Columns…

No

Yes

     Date

No

Yes

     Conversation

No

Yes

     From

No

Yes

     To

No

Yes

     Folder

No

Yes

     Size

No

Yes

     Subject

No

Yes

     Type

No

Yes

     Flag

No

Yes

     Attachments

No

Yes

     E-mail Account

No

Yes

     Importance

No

Yes

     Categories

No

Yes

     Custom

No

Yes

     Show in Group

No

Yes

     Show Views in Navigation Pane

No

Yes

View > Navigation Pane

No

Yes

View > Reading Pane

No

Yes

     Right

No

Yes

     Bottom

No

Yes

     Off

No

Yes

View > Reminders Windows

No

Yes

View > Refresh

No

Yes

View > Folder List

Yes

No

View > Outlook Bar

Yes

No

Go > Calendar

No

Yes

Go > Contacts

No

Yes

Go > Tasks

No

Yes

Go > Notes

No

Yes

Go > Journal

No

Yes

Go > Folder…

No

Yes

Go > Mail

No

Yes

Go > Folder List

No

Yes

Go > Shortcuts

No

Yes

Tools > Check for New Mail

Yes

No

Tools > Check for New Mail On…

Yes

No

Tools > Address Book…

Yes

No

Tools > Send

Yes

No

Tools > Send/Receive

No

Yes

     Send All

No

Yes

     This Folder

No

Yes

     Send/Receive All

No

Yes

     Download Headers in This Folder

No

Yes

     Work with Headers

No

Yes

     Download Headers

No

Yes

     Mark/Unmark Messages

No

Yes

     Process Marked Headers

No

Yes

     Download Address Book

No

Yes

Mark to Download Message

No

Yes

     Unmark Selected Headers

No

Yes

     Unmark All Headers

No

Yes

     Process Marked Headers in This Folder

No

Yes

     Dial-Up Connection

No

Yes

     Use Existing Connection (LAN)

No

Yes

     New Location

No

Yes

     Location Settings…

No

Yes

     Send/Receive Settings

No

Yes

     Define Send/Receive Groups

No

Yes

     Disable Scheduled Send/Receive

No

Yes

     Show Progress…

No

Yes

     Make this Folder Available Offline

No

Yes

Tools > Find All

Yes

Yes–renamed Find

     Find

No

Yes

     Advanced Find…

No

Yes

     Find Public Folder…

No

Yes

Tools > Organize

No

Yes

Tools > Out of Office Assistant

No

Yes

Tools > Mailbox Cleanup…

No

Yes

Tools > Recover Deleted Items…

No

Yes

Actions > Flag for Follow Up…

Yes

No

Actions > Follow Up

No

Yes

     Red Flag

No

Yes

     Blue Flag

No

Yes

     Yellow Flag

No

Yes

     Green Flag

No

Yes

     Orange Flag

No

Yes

     Purple Flag

No

Yes

     Flag Complete…

No

Yes

     Add Reminder

No

Yes

     Clear Flag

No

Yes

     Set Default Flag

No

Yes

     Red Flag as Default

No

Yes

     Blue Flag as Default

No

Yes

     Yellow Flag as Default

No

Yes

     Green Flag as Default

No

Yes

     Orange Flag as Default

No

Yes

     Purple Flag as Default

No

Yes

     Actions Find All

Yes

No

     Actions Junk E-mail

No

Yes

     Add to Junk Sender’s List

Yes

No

     Add to Adult Content Senders List

Yes

No

     Add sender to Blocked Senders List

No

Yes

     Add Sender to Safe Senders List

No

Yes

     Add Sender’s Domain (“”) to Safe Senders List

No

Yes

     Add Recipient to Safe Recipients List

No

Yes

     Mark as Not Junk…

No

Yes

     Junk E-mail Options

No

Yes

Help > Hide the Office Assistant

Yes

No

Help > Show the Office Assistant

No

Yes

Help > Office on the Web

Yes

No

Help > Microsoft Office Online

No

Yes

Help > Contact Us

No

Yes

Help > Check for Updates

No

Yes

Help > Customer Feedback Options…

No

Yes

Help > Activate Product…

No

Yes

 

Feature Office 2000 Office 2003

File > File Search…

No

Yes

File > Pack and Go…

Yes

No

File > Permission

No

Yes–new

     Unrestricted Access

No

Yes–new

     Do Not Distribute…

No

Yes–new

     Restrict Permission As…

No

Yes–new

File > Pack and Go…

Yes

No

File > Package for CD

No

Yes

File > Print Preview

No

Yes

File > File Search…

No

Yes

File > Web Page Preview

Yes

No

File > Send To

Yes

Yes

     Mail Recipient (for review)…

No

Yes

     Routing Recipient…

Yes

No

     Exchange Folder…

Yes

No

     Mail Recipient (as Attachment)

No

Yes

     Genigraphics…

Yes

No

Edit > Office Clipboard…

No

Yes

Edit > Reconvert

No

Yes

     View Master

Yes

Yes

     Title Master

Yes

No

View > Color/Grayscale

No

Yes

     Color

No

Yes

     Grayscale

No

Yes

     Pure Black and White

No

Yes

View > Black and White

Yes

No

View > Task Pane

No

Yes

View > Slide Miniature

Yes

No–available through slide pane

View > Guides

Yes

Yes–changed to Grid and Guides

View > Comments

Yes

No–available through inline tag

View > Markup

No

Yes

View > View Direction

No

Yes

     Left-to-Right

No

Yes

     Right-to-Left

No

Yes

View > Markup

No

Yes

Insert > Tab

Yes

No

Insert > Picture

Yes

Yes

     New Photo Album…

No

Yes

     Organization Chart

Yes

No

     From Scanner

Yes

Yes–includes From Camera

     Microsoft Word Table…

Yes

No

Insert > Diagram

No

Yes

Insert > Text Box

No

Yes

     Horizontal

No

Yes

     Vertical

No

Yes

Insert > Movies and Sounds

Yes

Yes

     Movie from Gallery…

Yes

Yes–changed to From Clip Organizer

     Sound from Gallery…

Yes

Yes–changed to From Clip Organizer

Format > Alignment

Yes

Yes

     Distributed

No

Yes

Format > Paragraph Direction

No

Yes

     Right-to-Left

No

Yes

     Left-to-Right

No

Yes

Format > Font Alignment

No

Yes

     Hanging

No

Yes

     Centered

No

Yes

     Roman

No

Yes

     Uphold Fixing

No

Yes

Format > Line Break…

No

Yes

Format > Slide Color Scheme…

Yes

No

Format > Slide Design…

No

Yes

Format > Apply Design Template…

Yes

No

Format > Colors and Lines…

Yes

No

Tools > Spelling and Grammar

Yes

Yes–previously was just Spelling

Tools > Research…

No

Yes

Tools > Thesaurus…

No

Yes

Tools > Typography…

No

Yes

Tools > Shared Workspace…

No

Yes

Tools > Compare and Merge Presentations…

No

Yes

Tools > Online Collaboration…

No

Yes

     Meet now

No

Yes

     Web Discussions

No

Yes

Tools > AutoCorrect…

Yes

Yes–changed to AutoCorrect Options…

Tools > Online Collaboration

No

Yes

     Meet Now

No

Yes

     Schedule Meeting

No

Yes

     Web Discussions

No

Yes

Tools > Meeting Minder

Yes

No

Slide Show > View On Two Screens…

Yes

No

Slide Show > Preset Animation

Yes

Yes–now Animation Schemes…

     Off

Yes

These and many more

     Drive-In

Yes

     Flying

Yes

     Camera

Yes

     Flash Once

Yes

     Laser Text

Yes

     Typewriter

Yes

     Reverse Order

Yes

     Drop In

Yes

     Fly from Top

Yes

     Animate Chart

Yes

     Wipe Up

Yes

     Wipe Right

Yes

     Dissolve

Yes

     Split Vertical Out

Yes

     Appear

Yes

Slide Show > Animation Preview

Yes

Yes–part of Auto Preview option

Window > Cascade

Yes

No

Window > Fit to Page

Yes

No

Window > Compare Side by Side With

No

Yes

Help > Hide the Office Assistant

Yes

No

Help > Show the Office Assistant

No

Yes

Help > Activate Product

No

Yes

Help > Microsoft Office Online

No

Yes

Help > Contact Us

No

Yes

Help > Check for Updates

No

Yes

Help > Office on the Web

Yes

No

Help > Customer Feedback Options

No

Yes

 

Feature Office 2000 Office 2003

File > File Search

No

Yes

File > Permission

No

Yes

     Unrestricted Access

No

Yes

     Do Not Distribute

No

Yes

     Restrict Permission As…

No

Yes

File > Web Page Preview

No

Yes

     Mail Recipient (for Review)

No

Yes

     Recipient using a Fax Modem

No

Yes

     Fax Recipient

Yes

No

     Recipient using a Fax Modem…

No

Yes

     Recipient using Internet Fax Service

No

Yes

Edit > Office Clipboard

No

Yes

Edit > Clear

Yes

Yes

     Formats

No

Yes

     Contents

No

Yes

View > Reading Layout

No

Yes

View > Task Pane

No

Yes

View > Master Document

Yes

No

View > Show Paragraph Marks

No

Yes

View > Gridlines

No

Yes–moved to Reviewing Pane button

View > Thumbnails

No

Yes

View > Markup

No

Yes

Insert > AutoText

Yes

Yes

     Alert text

No

Yes

     Alert text in List 1

No

Yes

     Alert text in List 2

No

Yes

     MultiLanguage Marker Explicit Begin

No

Yes

     MultiLanguage Marker Explicit End

No

Yes

Text

No

Yes

Insert > Number…

No

Yes

Insert > Reference

No

Yes

Insert > Footnote…

Yes

Yes–moved to Reference

Insert > Caption…

Yes

Yes–moved to Reference

Insert > Cross-reference

Yes

Yes–moved to Reference

Insert > Index and Tables…

Yes

Yes–moved to Reference

Insert > Web Component

No

Yes

Insert > Picture

Yes

Yes

     Organization Chart

No

Yes

     New Drawing

No

Yes

Insert > Diagram

No

Yes

Insert > Text Box

Yes

Yes

     Horizontal

No

Yes

     Vertical

No

Yes

Format > Theme…

No

Yes

Format > Fix Text…

No

Yes

Format > Asian Layout

No

Yes

     Phonetic Guide

No

Yes

     Enclose Characters

No

Yes

     Horizontal in Vertical

No

Yes

     Combine Characters

No

Yes

     Two Lines in One

No

Yes

Format > Style…

Yes

Yes–merged with Styles and Formatting

Tools > Research

No

Yes

Tools > Language

Yes

Yes

     Japanese Consistency Checker

No

Yes

     Translate…

No

Yes

Tools > Fix Broken Text…

No

Yes

Tools > Word Count…

No

Yes

Tools > Speech

No

Yes

Tools > AutoCorrect…

Yes

Yes–changed to AutoCorrect Option

Tools > Shared Workspace…

No

Yes

Tools > Merge Documents…

Yes

Yes–changed to Compare and Merge Documents…

     Track Changes

Yes

Yes

     Highlight Changes…

Yes

Yes–in toolbar

     Accept or Reject Changes…

Yes

Yes–in toolbar

     Compare Documents…

Yes

Yes–in toolbar

Tools > Mail Merge…

Yes

Yes–changed to Letters and Mailings

Tools > Letters and Mailings

No

Yes

     Mail Merge Wizard…

No

Yes

     Show Mail Merge Toolbar

No

Yes

     Envelopes and Labels…

No

Yes

     Letter Wizard…

Yes–add-on

Yes

Window > Compare Side by Side with

No

Yes

Help > Hide the Office Assistant

Yes

No

Help > Show the Office Assistant

No

Yes

Help > Activate Product…

No

Yes

Help > Contact Us

No

Yes

Help > Customer Feedback Options…

No

Yes

Help > Check for Updates

No

Yes

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