Firefox Browser Addons (PermaTab) & View/Edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 format with Office XP & 2003
7 of 24 free services/ Software to ease our life:
01: PermaTabs_mod: Probably you already know about this firefox addons, still I talk about this addons because the developer of PermaTab (David Morisson) decided not to provide update for Firefox3 but I really like this addons and one of my favourites! Thanks to a coder named Deos who decided not to wait for the original developer to update PermaTabs, so he whipped up PermaTabs Mod. It functions just like its namesake, but works in Firefox 3.
Turn tabs of your choice into permanent tabs. PermaTabs_mod can’t be closed accidentally no matter what you click (even actions like “Close other tabs” will not affect them) and will stick around between sessions. Ideal for keeping URLs you use often, always one tab away. Also, ideal for picking up specific articles where you left off during a previous session. Adding or removing a permatab is simple – right click a site’s tab, and check/uncheck “Permanent Tab”. You can make any open tab “Permanent” by hitting Alt-P. (You can also right-click a tab and choose Permanent Tab from the context menu.) Said tabs turn yellow so they’re easily distinguished from regular ones, though you can choose any color by dipping into the Options menu. Honestly, I’d be lost without this extension. I use it as a kind of temporary-bookmark feature, so I can easily return to sites I want to revisit in my next session. It’s a must-have for Firefox users.
N.B. Link at addons.mozilla.org requires you to log in to download or install the PermaTabs Mod 1.9.0. If you aren’t registered yet or reluctant to, directly download it from my box.net shared link (last updated Dec 1, 2008).
02. You can’t open word document if it was saved in Microsoft Office 2007’s .docx format and you are using Office XP or 2003! Same thing happens for Powerpoint or Excel file format (.xlsx or .pptx). Everybody should know the fact that Microsoft corporation realized their stupidity long before and provided solutions: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. Unfortunately I find lots of people still struggle for this file format incompatibility! There’s also a High-priority update for Office XP/2003 pacage on the download page and Microsoft highly recommends you install that update too.
After installing “Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats”, you’ll be capable of viewing or editing word document, excel spreedsheet and powerpoint presentation of Office 2007 format using Microsoft Office XP/2003. Good day!