Microsoft to Office 2003 Users 'Our Bad'
After a sudden and heated controversy arose last week over blocking older file formats in the latest service pack of Office 2003, Microsoft late Friday all but reversed itself. Along with apologies to both users and other software makers, Microsoft also provided automated tools for restoring access to those older files. The brouhaha began last week when a user whose online handle is time961 complained on tech gadfly site Slashdot that Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) defaults to blocking the opening or saving files in many older application file formats, including Office 97 and earlier, but also files created by CorelDraw, among others.
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