You don't *have* to send them the conversion utility...but in order for them
to open your Office 2007 document, they will have to get and install the
utility from somewhere (it's available from MS' web site). But if you
already know you will be sending documents to people without Office 2007, it
would be easier for everyone involved to simply save your document in "Word
97-2003" format. Then you don't have to worry about the conversion utility
and you also won't have to worry about your own documents should you decide
not to purchase Office 2007 after the trial period.
Your other comment "Presently if I open an attachment I receive it opens in
Office 2007"...that is how it's supposed to work.
And lastly "I don't know if I need Office 2007 as Vista comes with Notepad
and Wordpad"...you have to decide that for yourself. If Notepad and Wordpad
works for you, then great...you don't need Office 2007. If that is your line
of thinking, you might want to consider one of the free Office-compatible
applications such as OpenOffice. Go to www.openoffice.org
and check it out.
"dollard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> This forum won't let me start a new post-I can only reply to existing
> I pick one that is similar to my question.
> My Vista came with a free 60 day trial of Microsoft Office 2007. It says
> I want to send someone anything I have written in Office 2007 I will have
> send them a file conversion kit if they don't have Office 2007!? What a
> nuisance. Presently if I open an attachment I receive it opens in Office
> 2007. Later if I don't subscribe to Office 2007 will I need a conversion
> to view things I have written in Office 2007?
> I don't know if I need Office 2007 as Vista comes with Notepad and
> "Natasha" wrote:
>> how do i create a form, attach it to an e-mail for completion by the
>> recipient, it will need to have check boxes, areas for text insertion
>> to return to me? I have been working on this all day - and i am clueless!
>> have windows vista and office 2007 by the way.