Convert Older Documents to Word 2007 .DOCX Format
It is easy to convert a document created in earlier versions of Office 2000-2003:
Open the document
Click the Office Button
Notice the message Compatibility Mode is changed to MS Word the .docx format
The file was converted; make sure you save the file as a Word Document .docx format
The old document file extension was .doc
Once the document is converted all the new features are available.
You could end up with two documents: one saved in Word 2003 and another for
Word 2007 users.
Updated: July 05, 2012
Sr. Arlene Callahan