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Microsoft Office 2003

Should I Upgrade?

SUMMARY: Pros and cons of upgrading to Microsoft Office 2003.

If you are currently running an earlier version of Microsoft Office 2003, it may be a difficult choice on whether or not to upgrade to the new version. A lot depends on your current needs and budget. For example, if you are not running Windows 2000 or Windows XP (or later), to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2003, you would have to upgrade your operating system. Microsoft Office 2003 will not run on Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me.

Many of Microsoft Office 2003's features are merely user-interface driven, but there are several key reasons to upgrade, including:

* Enhanced collaboration features when transferring documents among co-workers
* Improved junk mail-filtering capabilities
* Integrated research and reference capabilities from within your documents

If these are important, you may want to consider upgrading to Microsoft Office 2003. To help you decide, Microsoft provides a large list of feature differences among Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003 at this address: http://www.microsoft.com/office/

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