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Old 01-14-2021, 12:43 PM
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I've just upgraded to Word 2016 (16.16.27). Everything is fine, except when I save a file, the extension (e.g. .doc, .docx) is not attached to the filename. Previously it did that, and I considered that useful. That is, when I save a Word file, I want it to be saved as "document.docx", and not "document". There must be a preference setting to do that, but I can't find it. Help?
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Change your operating system display settings. You want to view extensions for known file types. This is not a Word setting.


Your file is being saved as .docx, but you are not seeing it.
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The OP looks to have a Mac so I think the standard Windows response won't be valid.

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Does this link help?
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:27 PM
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Charles is right. This is a MacOS setting. But I don't think I ever changed it.

Are you saying that the extension display is ONLY an operating system issue? That's interesting.

I was thinking that I could set up my system to display doc and docx, but not display other extensions. Maybe not.
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The thread I pointed you at spoke to this being an MS Office Preferences/General setting.
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Oh my goodness, you're exactly right. That's precisely what I was looking for. I can't understand how I managed to overlook it. It's right there is Preferences-General. Thank you! There IS a Mac OS setting to do this for ALL files, but that's not what I wanted.
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