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Differences in Excel Versions


February 02, 2002 - by Bill Jelen

S. M. writes: I am a student.

I just failed my Excel Exam. At college, we use Excel 97. The exam was set on Excel 2000. Could you tell me if this is why I failed?

I could follow your theory if the situation were reversed. But, anything that you know how to do in Excel 97 should have translated directly to Excel 2000. Microsoft is pretty good about making sure that features from one version work in the next version. The one major exception that I can think of is that Excel 97 would run Lotus 1-2-3 macros and Excel 2000 would not. So, unless you solutions to the exam revolved around Lotus Macros, you should have been able to apply Excel 97 knowledge to Excel 2000.