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Change the default file save format in Office 2010

Are you the first in your office to have Office 2010? Are other users unable to open files you have created? Follow the steps below to change the default File Save format so they can open your documents…….

In Office 2007 and 2010, the default format is based on XML so, unless you select something else in the save menu, Word saves in docx and Excel in.xlsx. Unfortunately, users with Office 2003 and Office 97 can’t open these files. If you want to ensure compatibility, you’ll need to save in the older .DOC or .XLS formats. To save in an older format by default.

* Open the Office application you want to configure (Excel,  Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

* Select Options under the File tab. An Options window will appear.

* Select Save in the select menu pane.

* Pull down the 97-2003  option (ex: Word 97-2003 Document) under the “Save files in this format” menu, then click OK.

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