Office 2003

Microsoft Office 2003 is a version of Microsoft Office, which was released to manufacturing on 19 August 2003 and then to consumers two months later on 21 October.[1]

New features[edit | edit source]

It included a refreshed UI, which changed its color in relation to the selected Windows XP visual style. However, this feature worked with the Luna theme only, because the Classic and custom themes caused the UI to be colored gray. OneNote and Infopath also debuted with this Office version. It is the last version of Office with the Office Assistant included. It needs to be activated manually, since it is disabled by default since Office XP.

It is also the last version of Office to include the traditional menu bar and toolbar interface across all programs, as well as the last version to include the "97 - 2003" file format as the default file format.

Compatibility[edit | edit source]

System requirements were raised to Windows 2000 SP3 and Windows XP SP1. This version of Office supports Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 to Windows 7 alongside their server counterparts, although it can unofficially run on Windows 8 and later.

Builds[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 1[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 2[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 3[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]