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Chapter 1. A Quick Tour of Office > Tips for Upgrading from Previous Versions

Tips for Upgrading from Previous Versions

You might have a copy of Office installed on your computer already, perhaps because it came with your computer. You don’t need to remove it before you install Office 2003. Instead, you can upgrade the existing copy to Office 2003. The following sections offer some tips to help you through a successful upgrade.

Back Up Anything You Can’t Lose

Unless you haven’t used your old copy of Office, you probably have at least some documents on the computer that you wouldn’t want to lose. Maybe they are letters or reports you created in Office, email messages or contacts stored in Outlook, or Access databases. Whatever the case, you should back up these documents. It’s unlikely that upgrading to Office 2003 will cause any of those documents to be lost, but why take the chance?


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