When you open your Excel 97-2003 file in Excel 2007, one that creates its own menus,
the first thing you notice is that you don’t see your menus. Where’d they go? Then you discover
them – shunted over on the Add-ins tab. Not exactly the ideal user interface.
How are your users going to find them there?
What you want is an application that runs as a first class citizen in Excel 2007, one that takes full advantage
of the ribbon, and yet runs as it always did in Excel 2003. Yet you do not want to maintain two versions of
your app. Two versions are always a nightmare, so difficult to keep in sync.
So, is this possible? Is it possible to have one version that’s at home in Excel 2007 and Excel 2003? Yes it is;
there are two approaches from me and Jim Rech of this problem on this new page on my website.
If you have suggestions or other feedback let me know.
Ron de Bruin