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Old 05-05-2015, 10:17 AM
Rick K Rick K is offline Word 2003 document saves as Wordpad docx Windows 7 64bit Word 2003 document saves as Wordpad docx Office 2013
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I've recently installed Office 365 after using Office 2003 for a few years. Today I opened a document created on Word 2003 to make a few alterations - so far so good.


However, when it came to saving the altered version, instead of giving me the option of replacing the old version it saved the altered version as a docx file which opens as a Wordpad document unless I right-click the file and choose the "open with" option and select Word.
Can anyone throw any light on this please.
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I suspect that you have blocked saving as a .doc file in your Word options in Word 365(2013).
File > Options > Trust Center > File Block Options
Uncheck the option for saving. See screenshot below.

You may need to re-register your Word 365 so that it becomes the default program to open .docx files. Search this site for reregister Word.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for your speedy reply Charles. I followed your instructions - nothing wrong in Trust Center, but the screen shot showed me the error of my ways. Why should I open a document in one format, alter it, and then try to save it in another? As a certain character from your side of the pond would say - DOH!

Thanks again Charles, and I'm off to find a brick wall to beat my head against.
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