Opening Projects Created in Previous Versions of Microsoft Project

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In Microsoft Project 2003, you can easily open project files created in earlier versions of Microsoft Project. If the file was created in Microsoft Project 2002, 2000, or Microsoft Project 98, it can be opened directly in Microsoft Project 2003 with no additional steps required.

If the project file was created in a version of Microsoft Project earlier than Microsoft Project 98, it must first be saved as an MPX file before Microsoft Project 2003 can open it as a project file. The MPX file format is a record-based ASCII text file format available in Microsoft Project.

Note In addition to the MPX file format, you can open a variety of file formats other than the standard Microsoft Project Plan (MPP) file format.

For more information, see "Saving and Opening with Different File Formats," later in this chapter on page 872.

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