Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Converting to another format
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
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.