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Old 04-03-2010, 05:54 PM
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Default compatibility mode VS saving to doc as opposed to docx


If I am running office 2007 or 2010 and I create a file what are the differences in these options:

Saving the file as docx

Saving the file as a DOC


Saving the file as a DOCX with the check mark next to compatibility mode....
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:00 AM
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anyone????
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:47 AM
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docx is for 2007 or later; doc should work with 2003 as well. If you may share your files with others, doc would be a better option.
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:46 AM
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if I am not using any of the 2007 features then just save it as doc right?

can I go from to doc to docx in the future?
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Old 05-08-2010, 08:51 AM
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Right. Yes, you can save a doc file as docx file.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:50 AM
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and all that would do is enable the word 2007 features that arent in 2003?
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:34 AM
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Hi Airtas,

The benefit to saving a document as a lower version is that you can open it from a computer that has the less updated version of the program. You can always go back and save it as a .docx, although if you haven't used any of the more advanced features of 2007, it probably won't make much of a difference in how your document looks. How you save the document doesn't "enable" the features because the features available to you depend on what version of Word you are working in. Does this make sense?

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Old 05-30-2010, 02:19 PM
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so if I am using word 2007

and I save the file as a .doc and then save it as a .docx the files will look the same?
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