This is the info from MS web site. I suggest upgrading to a later version of office, there are some good deals on Office 2010 about now or you could try Office 2013 home premium preview for nothing. Hope this helps. Office 2003 applications are not compatible with Windows 8
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Microsoft Office 2003 suites and applications are not compatible with Windows 8.
We recommend you check the version of Microsoft Office installed on your PC before you upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. To do this, go to this article: What version of Office am I using?
If you have a Microsoft Office 2003 suite or application on your PC, you will have problems running it on Windows 8. We recommend you upgrade Office to a newer version that is compatible with Windows 8.
To check application and device compatibility for Windows 8, go to the Windows Compatibility Center
To upgrade Microsoft Office 2003 to a newer version visit the Microsoft Store
Article ID: 2777626 - Last Review: October 25, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to •Windows 8 •Windows 8 Pro •Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 •Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 •Microsoft Office Excel 2003 •Microsoft Office Word 2003 •Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 •Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 •Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 •Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager •Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
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