in 97-2003 Format
Microsoft Office 2007 is a major
upgrade to the office suite. Word and other programs in the suite will use new
XML document formats.
Word 2007 saves files in the new
format, which is different from the .doc format used in Word 97-2003.
The new document format in Word 2007 can cause difficulties when it comes time
to open, to read or to share your documents electronically if viewers do not
have Office 2007. Problems will also occur if you upload XML format to your
So, if you upgrade to Word 2007, you should consider changing the save settings.
You can save your documents in a format that is compatible with earlier versions
of Word. That way, you won’t have any problems sharing documents.
I will use Word 2007, as a model; however, the same applies
to PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc.
Click the Office button / Word Options / Save As
Select Word 97-2003 Document
You may get a warning that saving in the older file format
will cause certain features to be lost or modified.
there other options?
The best option is to save in
.pdf format. This will retain all
Office 2007 features.
Saving in .pdf format is not
recommended if you intend to share
Check to see if you have pdf995 in your programs section. Some of the
computers had that program.
Search the web for a free .pdf program. There are many available.
If you are on campus, you cannot download any programs to your computer.
Download the freeware to your home computer.
Most of the freshmen have Office 2007 on their laptop. If they will be
e-mailing you a document make sure you tell them to save in Office 97-2003
July 05, 2012
Sr. Arlene Callahan
Nashua, NH 03060