[Tutorial] How To Define Default Saving Format In Word 2007/2010

By default, Microsoft Word saves your documents in .docx format. If you need to share them, for example by e-mail, it is preferable to define a default saving format which offers greater compatibility to prevent you to constantly send files to those who do not have Office 2007 – 2010. In this tutorial I will show you how to define a default savings format in MS Word 2007/2010.

Defining default savings format in Microsoft Word 2007/2010 is quite easy and only requires few mouse clicks. Follow steps below to find out how

Step 1: Open Word 2010 or Word 2007 and click File then Word Options.

Step 2: On the Save tab, in the Save documents, scroll down the dropdown list and choose the format of your choice, for example Word 97-2003 Document

Step 3: Click OK to save changes

Note that some effects which you use in .docx format won’t be visible/not compatible in older Word version.

Now your next Word documents are saved in this format and compatible with version 97 to 2003 which saves precious time!
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