Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Saving Your Files
Converting Office 97–2010 files to 2013
When you open a file made in an earlier version
of Office, the program switches to compatibility
mode. Features that weren’t part of earlier
versions of the program are shut down. You can
tell when a file is in compatibility mode because
the words Compatibility Mode appear in the
title bar next to the file’s name.
Follow these steps to convert a 97–2010 file for
use in an Office 2013 program:
1. Go to the File tab.
2. Choose Info.
3. Click the Convert button.
A dialog box informs you what converting
means. If you don’t see the Convert option,
your file has been converted already.
4. Click OK.
2. In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, select the Save category; in Access,
select the General category.
Figure 1-9 shows the topmost options in this category.
3. In the Default File Location (or Default Database Folder) text box,
enter the address of the folder where you prefer to keep your files.
For example, if you’re fond of keeping files in the My Stuff folder on the
C drive of your computer, enter C:\My Stuff or click the Browse button
(if it’s available) and select the My Stuff folder in the Modify Location
4. Click OK.