Do you wish you could route documents without having to worry about which Microsoft Office version your recipients have? The Office Routing Plus Add-in will allow your users to route documents and spreadsheets between these Microsoft products: Office 2000, Office 2002 / Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 2019, and Office 365.
Office Routing Plus Add-in for Microsoft Excel supports routing spreadsheets between Excel 2000, Excel 2002, Excel 2003, Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016, Excel 2019, and Office 365. Read more about our Spreadsheet Routing product.
Office Routing Plus Add-in for Microsoft Word supports document routing between Word 2000, Word 2002, Word 2003, Word 2007, and Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016, Word 2019, and Office 365. Read more about our Document Routing product.
With Office Routing Plus you can even route non Microsoft Office file types like (images, zip files, pdfs). Read more on this.
Routing Problems Upgrading from Microsoft Office 2003
Perhaps your organization recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007 or Office 2010? Or maybe you've upgraded some of your Microsoft Office 2003 users to Microsoft Windows 7? Now your users are either missing the "Send to routing recipient" option or are finding this feature broken. Office Routing Plus has the answer for you. We brought back the feature Microsoft removed and made it better than before! Read our Official Guide to the Missing Routing Slip.
Many organizations will find that they need to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2007/2010 one department or group of computers at a time. It may happen over the stretch of a week, a month, or longer. Many organizations find that for an indefinite period of time, a handful of users will remain on 2003 or older versions for various reasons while the rest of the organization upgrades to Microsoft Office 2007/2010/2013. This means that during this time frame, you will be in a "Mixed Office Environment".
But, how will your business offices deal with routing documents in this situation when only a portion of your users have the ability to route documents with the "Send to routing recipient" menu option? If they route the document to a user who has already been upgraded to 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019/Office 365, then what? The answer is found in Office Routing Plus Add-ins. Now your organization can remain in a Mixed Office Environment for months or years to come and still use routing as you did before. Note that if you need to use Office Routing Plus in a mixed office environment, Office 2000 or Office XP 2003 users will need to install and use our add-in to route documents; the native routing feature from within Office 2000 or Office XP 2003 cannot be read by Office Routing Plus users on Office 2007 or 2010. So, your organization will need to purchase and install enough Office Routing Plus licenses to cover the Office 2000 or Office XP 2003 users.
Routing Problems Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 7
Many organizations will find when they upgrade their computing environment to Microsoft Windows 7 and try to keep Microsoft Office 2003, the "Send to routing recipient" feature doesn't work properly. One of the following messages may pop up:

"General Mail Failure. Close Microsoft..." Reported with Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Windows 7

"General mail failure. Close Microsoft Office Excel, restart the mail system, and try again." Reported for Microsoft Excel 2003 on Microsoft Windows 7.

"General mail failure. Close Microsoft Office Word, restart the mail system, and try again." Reported for Microsoft Word 2003 on Microsoft Windows 7.

Office Routing Plus addresses all of the above issues.
Office Routing Plus (ORP) Products that run on Microsoft Office
Office Routing Plus (ORP) is supported on the following platforms:
  • Microsoft Word 2000
  • Microsoft Word 2002/XP
  • Microsoft Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2007
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2013
  • Microsoft Word 2016
  • Microsoft Word 2019
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Microsoft Excel 2002/XP
  • Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Microsoft Excel 2019
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 2002/XP
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Microsoft Office 2019
  • Microsoft Office 365
ORP will integrate with or utilize many of your other enterprise systems. Read more about our product features and support.
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Recommendation Highlights

" Thanks to the Office-Routing Plus Add-in, our teams are back in business routing documents for review purpose. Without this valuable add in, we would have to do the whole process manually, which is going to be unsustainable. Thanks again! "
– Steve Yuen, IT Analyst, Johnson & Johnson Inc.

" The Office-Routing Add-in allowed us to quickly and easily replace the lost functionality of document routing in Office 2007 without having to develop custom work flows through the Share Point Server – we have been very pleased with the results "
– Kent Smith, W.C. Bradley Co.

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