Smith currently supports four versions of the Microsoft Office suite: Office 2003 and 2007 for Windows, and Office 2004 and 2008 for Macintosh.
Note that Microsoft will soon begin releasing Office 2010 for Windows. We will post useful information for Office 2010 users on this page, although Smith does not currently support it.
Upgrading to Office 2007 for Windows
Office 2007 for Windows is a major upgrade to the Office software suite, with many new features and many changes. As ITS gradually rolls out Office 2007 to staff and faculty over the coming year, this document will help you prepare for the upgrade.
Installing Office 2007
This document explains the three-step process required to install Office 2007 on a Smith-owned Windows computer. After saving any custom settings you use in Word, you will install the software, then restore the settings you saved.
Office 2007 on-line tutorials and guides
to Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac OS X is a significant upgrade to the Office suite. It is the first Universal version of Microsoft Office, which should mean a significant speed increase for Intel Macs. The new version is also designed to be compatible with Office 2007, the new version for Windows. ITS will be rolling out Office 2008 to faculty and staff Mac users over the coming year. This document provides information that will help you make the transition.
Installing Office 2008 for Mac
This document explains the five-step process required to install Office 2007 on a Smith-owned Apple computer with Mac OS X.
Solving Microsoft Office 2010 Compatibility Problems New
This document provides suggestions for dealing with potential compatability problems between Microsoft Office 2010 and other versions of Office for Windows and Macintosh.
Solving Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Problems
This document provides suggestions for dealing with potential compatability problems between Microsoft Office 2007 and other versions of Office for Windows and Macintosh.
Managing Office 2007 File Formats
This document contains information to help Office 2007 users manage file incompatibilities during this period of transition from older versions of Office to Office 2007.