Use Excel 97 with windows XP ?

I've been using Excel 97 with Windows 98 for a number of 
years with no problem and now would like to use it with 
Windows XP on new computer.  

When I try to print a bar chart (Excel 97 in Windows XP) 
in which the bars are colored, according to the Legend, 
although the bars show colored on the monitor, they are 
printed only in black and white (grayscale) when the 
chart is printed.  I had no trouble like this with 
Windows 98.  I've checked the Print settings, for the 
printer, which seem to be set ok but still no colored 
chart.  Does anyone have suggestion?  

Is it possible to use Excel 97 or Word 97 (Office 97) 
with Windows XP?  Any upgrade recommended?

Thanks
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jjlinker wrote:

> I've been using Excel 97 with Windows 98 for a number of 
> years with no problem and now would like to use it with 
> Windows XP on new computer.  
> 
> When I try to print a bar chart (Excel 97 in Windows XP) 
> in which the bars are colored, according to the Legend, 
> although the bars show colored on the monitor, they are 
> printed only in black and white (grayscale) when the 
> chart is printed.  I had no trouble like this with 
> Windows 98.  I've checked the Print settings, for the 
> printer, which seem to be set ok but still no colored 
> chart.  Does anyone have suggestion?  

No suggestions right now if you are sure about the printer settings.

> Is it possible to use Excel 97 or Word 97 (Office 97) 
> with Windows XP?  Any upgrade recommended?

Yes it is possible to use Office 97 on Windows XP.
Yes it is recommended to upgrade to Office 2003.

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8/12/2004 9:02:19 AM
Yes it's possible to run Office 97 with Windows XP.

Any recommendation to upgrade should depend on what you need XL to do. 
With the exception of fixing some statistical functions in XL03, there 
are essentially no changes to worksheet function between XL97 and XL03. 
XL03's VBA is somewhat improved over that of XL97. XL03's Help system 
is, IMO, inferior to that of XL97. 

XL03 has some bells and whistles that you may be interested in, but if 
you're happy with XL97, and it's doing the job you need it to, why pay 
to upgrade?

In article <463701c4801f$63a84490$a301280a@phx.gbl>,
 "jjlinker" <jjlinker@juno.com> wrote:

> Is it possible to use Excel 97 or Word 97 (Office 97) 
> with Windows XP?  Any upgrade recommended?
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
8/12/2004 9:46:39 AM
> I've been using Excel 97 with Windows 98 for a number of 
> years with no problem and now would like to use it with 
> Windows XP on new computer.

Excel 97 does work properly on my own machine with XP Home.

Have you tried File>PageSetup and then click on the Chart tab?  On that 
screen you'll see a box to check to print charts in color or B&W.

Good luck...

Bill -- (Remove KILLSPAM from my address to use it)
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8/12/2004 2:03:46 PM
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