That’s how it seems, anyway. I just “upgraded” to Office 2007, hoping that might solve my iPhone synchronization problems (it didn’t). What I didn’t know is they completely changed the UI, into one that’s unusable. I was hoping there was an “Office classic” option somewhere, but I couldn’t find one. (I couldn’t even find the old options menu, if indeed it still exists.) But the fact that you can buy a product for $30 that makes Office 2007 work like Office 2003 suggests that there’s no built-in way to do it.
Looks like I’ll be downgrading for now. In the long run, running old software and operating system isn’t really an option, though. If Microsoft doesn’t get its act together, it looks like I may have a Mac in my future.