If you never have to use RH for Word or import or export to Word files then this is a non-issue. Even if you have to any of these things RH8 has been tested using Office 2007. It might be best if you outline a few specific instances whereby you need to integrate RH8 with Office 2007, download the trial and have a play. It is fair to say that the takeup of Office 2007 is less than Office 2003 and that not all RH users use the interface with Word.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "takeup"?
"It is fair to say that the takeup of Office 2007 is less than Office 2003..."
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We use Office 2007 where I am, and it works fine with RH 8 HTML
Of course I have had issues with publishing and the way that some output has been displayed, but these are more bugs on the RH side I think, and they've been reported as bugs. The issues were to do with lists and number styles and problems with indents.
Also, importing docx files worked fine.
Keep in mind also you can publish to either .docx, or .doc as well.
If you have specific questions fire away.
We use the single source layouts tool to generate Word docs from the help and then publish as PDF.
We occasionally import word files into topics.
I see in the GUI that RH8 will import docx files and export docx files as printed documentation. Thanks for pointing that out.
Are there any issues to be aware of during the upgrade from 2003 to 2007?
None that I'm aware of, and would be surprised if there were any. Office 2007 has been out for a while now so I'd imagine its been pretty streamlined.
I've found importing both .doc and .docx to be pretty straight forward, and as long as your styles are setup properly, and mapped properly you shouldnt have too much trouble.