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I've used Word in Office v. X for years and have saved about 1,500 extremely important documents. Every so often, Word "unexpectedly quits." When this happens, I have a heart attack.

I just bought Office '08, hoping the Word in it won't have the quit glitch.

Is there anything I should beware of when I do the install?

Does '08 overwrite and replace v. X, or will I have both on the HD after the install? If both, do I trash v. X after the install, and will all my docs be preserved?

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Make a backup before you install MS Office 2008 that way you won't have to worry about losing anything. Office 2008 will not overwrite X.

Office X and Office 2008 can co-exist but it's not recommended and may in fact cause confusion. All your documents and templates will open as before and can be edited or saved again.

Personally, I would remove Office X prior to installing 2008. You can keep your documents and templates and only remove the working files. It's not necessary, but that's what I would do. Again, make a backup first!

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Office 2008 does not support VBA. Does X? Office 2011 is supposed to restore that functionality, which is present in Office 2004.
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Every version since Office 97 has included VBA, except for Office 2008.
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Install 08 and update it and go into Word preferences and change the default setting from .docx to .doc.
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