ARCHIVED: What is Microsoft Office 2003, and what are the system requirements?

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Microsoft Office 2003, released in October 2003, is the successor to Office XP. It contains such applications as Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

The Professional Enterprise Edition of Office 2003 with Service Pack 1 is available to Indiana University students, faculty, and staff via IUware Online. To use IUware Online, visit:

The CD version, Office 2003 Professional, is available on two CDs for $27 at the IU Bloomington Computer Connection (Indiana Memorial Union M074) or at the UITS Support Center walk-in office in the Information Commons (IUB Herman B Wells Library), and at the IUPUI Bookstore (Cavanaugh Hall). This version of Microsoft Office contains Word 2003, Excel 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Access 2003, and Publisher 2003. Unlike the version available from IUware Online, it does not include InfoPath 2003, a tool for using forms and gathering information.

Office 2003 requires, at minimum, a 233MHz processor. However, UITS recommends a Pentium III processor, and a Pentium 4 processor will provide "optimal performance" according to Microsoft. You must have 128MB of RAM and must be using Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or higher, or Windows XP. UITS recommends 400MB of free hard drive space; the actual amount needed depends on what components you choose to install.

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