Saving Documents Created in Word 2007 to be Compatible with Word 2003

snoma01

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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, Office 2007

I know how to save documents created in Word 2007 so it can be used with Word 2003 done manually.

Can someone inform me whether I can set my "save as" so documents created in Word 2007 will be always saved as default to be compatible with Word 2003?
 

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sygnus21

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You can us this compatibility update to read Office 2007 docs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) In earlier versions of Office - Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. Meaning you can save your Word docs in their original format and Word 2003 will read them.

You might want to check this link out as well - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx

As far as setting a "default" save, to be honest, I'm not sure if this can be done or not.

Hope this helps.
 

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Imperfect1

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I know how to save documents created in Word 2007 so it can be used with Word 2003 done manually.

Can someone inform me whether I can set my "save as" so documents created in Word 2007 will be always saved as default to be compatible with Word 2003?

Yes, you can. :D Here's how:

From inside MS Word, click on the Windows logo button (top upper-left corner of screen) and select: Word Options. In the left-hand column, go to: Save, and then: Save documents. Under the heading, Save files in this format, from the drop-down menu, choose: Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc). Click: OK
 

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sygnus21

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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1, Office 2007

I know how to save documents created in Word 2007 so it can be used with Word 2003 done manually.

Can someone inform me whether I can set my "save as" so documents created in Word 2007 will be always saved as default to be compatible with Word 2003?

Yes, you can. :D Here's how:

From inside MS Word, click on the Windows logo button (top upper-left corner of screen) and select: Word Options. In the left-hand column, go to: Save, and then: Save documents. Under the heading, Save files in this format, from the drop-down menu, choose: Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc). Click: OK

That works! Sometimes we get so caught in things we tend to over look the little things like "options". Yes I overlooked it too :)
 

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    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel D975XBX2
    Memory
    Corsair TWIN2X4096-PC8500 (2x2GHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4890 (1GHz)
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium - Fatality Pro Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    hp w2207h (22" widescreen)
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    One 750GB, 2x500GB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drives (32meg)
    PSU
    Antec Neo HE 550
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9500 AT
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Wave
    Internet Speed
    "High" Speed DSL? Is that like low speed FIOS?
    Other Info
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