Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:19 AM
I upgrade my MS project plan to 2010 . I have created a project plan using the beta version . buy my client not able to open the file . they have issue with the version & they couldn’t download the convertors .So can I downgrade the 2010 version to 2003 ???
Like Save xlsx file to Xls ?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:47 AMRajesh,I think you have prematurely upgraded to 2010 to do real work. It is not good practice to use beta software for real work as it creates risk to you. This risk event has come true--client can't deal with the format.I would recommend you reinstall Project 2003 and use that for this project. You can have Project 2010 and 2003 on the same computer at the same time to enable experiments with 2010.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:55 PMModeratorHi,
I no longer have the beta but the release cancdidate but quoting from memeory, the beta too had the possibility (via File, Save As) to store in teh 200-2003 format.
Hope this helps,
Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:25 AMHello Rajesh,
Sure you can down grade the MPP file. Just open the project schedule with Project Professional 2010 and then do a SAVE AS. Under the "Save As Type" you can pick many different formats including Prjoect 2007 and Project 2000-2003 formats.
Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
Friday, April 16, 2010 10:00 PM
What versions have people been able to do an effective SAVE AS? I have tried doing a SAVE AS for 2000 - 2003 but it crashes my copy of 2000. It would be useful to know if it works with 2003. How about if you save in 2007 format, can Project 2007 open the files?
Does the release candidate have this fixed? Can one download the release candidate or just the Beta?
Saturday, April 17, 2010 9:05 AMModerator
I can only testify from an experience only yesterday.
A customer sent me a 2010 file (don't know by which version it was made)
Opened with the Release Candidate, saved as 2007, opened it in 2007 (OK), modified it then saved it again (as 2007 of course) and behold- this file could no longer be opened by either version. So you can try but essentially the message is definitely do not use any pre-release for productive work!!
- Marked As Answer by Julie SheetsMVP, Moderator Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:31 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:17 AM
I think you have prematurely upgraded to 2010 to do real work. It is not good practice to use beta software for real work as it creates risk to you. This risk event has come true--client can't deal with the format.
I would recommend you reinstall Project 2003 and use that for this project. You can have Project 2010 and 2003 on the same computer at the same time to enable experiments with 2010.
Glad to follow what you said, Thanks for your reply!