Will Excel 97 run in Windows XP?



barb31650
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
donít need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
can buy for about $75. I just donít know if it will run in XP...??

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Neil Howie
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
Save yourself $75, Barb, and visit www.openoffice.org. That will most
likely do what you want.

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| If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
| donít need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
| have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
| can buy for about $75. I just donít know if it will run in XP...??
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David Candy
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
Yes.

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> If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
> donít need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
> have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
> can buy for about $75. I just donít know if it will run in XP...??
>
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David Candy
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
But Word is a spreadsheet as well. It's not it's primary purpose and it's UI isn't great but for simple small spreadsheets it may be enough. What do you want to do?

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"barb31650" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message news:3_1761136_9230750159379c12787ee2d26c94a05c@windowsforumz.com...
> If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
> donít need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
> have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
> can buy for about $75. I just donít know if it will run in XP...??
>
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Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
"barb31650" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
> don't need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
> have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
> can buy for about $75. I just don't know if it will run in XP...??
>
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It works on this computer with XP.

Kerry Brown
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
"barb31650" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
> donít need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
> have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
> can buy for about $75. I just donít know if it will run in XP...??
>
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Excel 97 works fine with Windows XP. I also recommend you give Open Office a
try first.

Kerry

Alan Smith
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
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> "barb31650" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:3_1761136_9230750159379c12787ee2d26c94a05c@windowsforumz.com...
>> If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in Windows XP? I
>> don't need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I already
>> have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an Excel 97 I
>> can buy for about $75. I just don't know if it will run in XP...??
>>
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>> request
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> Excel 97 works fine with Windows XP. I also recommend you give Open Office
> a try first.
>
> Kerry
>
>

There's another excel compatible spreadsheet program that is pretty good-
better than open office's one imho. It does most of what Excel does, can
save directly (and open) excel files. It even has a pocketpc and Linux
versions- it's called Planmaker. $50.
There's a trial version so you can try it for 30 days:
http://www.softmaker.de/pm_en.htm

barb31650
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
"" wrote:
> But Word is a spreadsheet as well. It's not it's primary
> purpose and it's UI isn't great but for simple small
> spreadsheets it may be enough. What do you want to do?
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> > If I purchase just Excel 97 on a disk, can I run it in
> Windows XP? I
> > donít need all the other Office stuff, just the basics. I
> already
> > have Word 2002. Just need an Excel program. I found an
> Excel 97 I
> > can buy for about $75. I just donít know if it will run in
> XP...??
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I have used the spreadsheet function in Word, and itís fine. But I
just like Excel because you can create multiple worksheets in one
workbook. I also have some files I did earlier in Excel that I now
canít open after my other computer crashed since this computer doesnít
have Excel on it. I think Iíll take a look at the Open Office site.
Thanks for that suggestion.


Will Excel 97 run in Windows XP?