Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Converting to another format
FIGURE 4.9
Convert a fi le to the current Word format and leave Compatibility Mode.
Tells you the document is
in an older format so
some features are
disabled
2. Click Convert. A message box appears, telling you that the document will be
upgraded to the newest fi le format.
3. Click OK. Word changes the document to the Word 2013 .docx format and removes
[Compatibility Mode] from the title bar.
4. Save the fi le.
Once converted, the previous version of the i le is gone forever. If you think you might need the i le in that previous
version, such as to share it with other users, make a copy of the i le or save the i le under a new name before
clicking Convert. The Convert option renames the original i le — the .doc version will be gone. The i rst time you convert,
Word does alert you to what it’s doing, but if you’re like most users you won’t read the i ne print and you’fill click “Do
not ask me again about converting documents.” If you do happen to click that option, in the future there will be no
warning — and if you’re like me, you will forget it was there the i rst time.
When you convert, Word converts the document currently displayed to the Word 2013 .docx format. At this point you
can still recover the original i le by closing the i le without saving the changes. Until you save, the converted i le exists
only in the current window.
Using Save As
The Save As dialog box includes a Save as type drop-down list directly below the File name
text box. After you choose File Save As, click Save as type to display the choices shown
in Figure 4.10. Click a choice in the list, specify the fi le name, and then click Save. Word
saves the fi le in the designated format, adding the fi le name extension for that format.
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