Microsoft Office at WWU
Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows includes Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel and Access. Microsoft Office 2007 Pro Plus is now installed in all general university classrooms and labs and is available for installation on all univeristy-owned computers for no charge. Please explore the links below for more information about Office 2007 at Western.
Faculty and Staff Request for Office 2007 for Windows
Faculty and staff can request a copy of Office 2007 by emailing Software Services.
Office 2007 is installed in general university classrooms and labs.
For more information on Microsoft Office software in classrooms and labs, please go to Microsoft Office 2003/2007 in Classrooms and Labs.
Office 2007 has been redesigned of the user interface based on a “ribbon” of commands designed for more intuitive document creation and editing. Popular new features include an improved search capability in Outlook, easier formatting, "Quick Parts" to insert frequently used text, and streamlined filtering in Excel and Access. The new file format provides improved interoperability with other software.
Office 2007 applications, with the exception of Publisher, have a new file format which improves file and data management, data recovery, and interoperability with other software. The file extension for these new files ends with “x” (.docx, .xlsx, pptx or mdbx).
These new file formats can be opened by previous Windows versions of Office using an Office 2007 or Office 2008 for Macintosh Compatibility Pack. If you have received an Office 2007 file and have not been able to open it, please install the Compatibility Pack!
Office 2007 applications can also be set to save in Office 2003 format. This can minimize the potential for compatibility issues.
Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh can open Office 2007 files.
Go to the Office 2007 Resources page for more complete information, including hardware requirements, new feature information and interactive command references to help find menus that have moved. Other resources available include:
- Office 2007 Getting Started Guide
- Office 2007 Installation Guide
- Office 2007 Transition Workshops
- Customized demonstrations or workshops for departments or individuals -email or call Kevin Dixey, 650-7225.
- Office 2007 Compatibility Pack - All users of Office 2003 are encouraged to install the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack in order to open documents saved using the new Office 2007 file formats.
If you’d like to experience the software first-hand, visit the demonstration station available in the Student Technology Center in Haggard Hall 121.
Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh is now available for installation on all university-owned computers. Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh can open corresponding Office 2007 files.
For more information, or to let us know how to better assist with your transition to Microsoft Office 2007, please contact ATUS Software Services, Haggard Hall 124 or 650-3159.