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Old 12-23-2014, 07:19 AM
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I recently upgraded from Office 7 to Office 13 and for some reason, when I use Word, it"s always in Compatibility mode. Is this normal? I'm getting kind of tired of converting documents.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:43 AM
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See if this if of help:

http://www.askvg.com/fix-microsoft-w...t-in-titlebar/.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:55 AM
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Try method 2 in the link given except, in case you have made changes to Word or recorded macros, rename the normal.dotm file instead of deleting it.
Normal Template in Microsoft Word - How to Find or Open the Normal Template

If things work fine with the renamed template, you can delete it at a later time. If you are missing something you kept stored in that template, write back and someone will tell you how to access it.
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As is implied by the answers, Word 2013 shows Compatibility Mode in the title bar if a document is opened created by an earlier version, or if a document is created using a template created by an earlier version. It is easy to fix for new documents without jumping through hoops.

Open the normal template: File > Open then browse to the template.

If you have not changed the default location enter or copy
%appdata%\Microsoft\Templates
to the address window of Windows Explorer and you will be taken to the folder that contains the default template - which for Word 2013 is normal.dotm. Note that this folder is normally hidden.

Then SaveAs in the same location with the same name. This will update the template to Word 2013 standard.

Repeat for any older document templates and add-in templates that you have created yourself (though to be fair the add-ins will not cause this issue).
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:06 PM
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Thanks for all the help. Method 2 worked and now everything is fine. Thanks again.
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