Word 2007 save as issue


T

thebearpoo

i just updated to Office 2007 from Office 2003. Only in Word 2007 when I
select the save as 97-03 format, the default file type shows up as .docx
instead of .doc. i then have to manually change the file type to .doc. This
issue does not occur in powerpoint 2007 or excel 2007. The correct 97-03
file type is set accordingly in the other Office 2007 apps. Does anybody
know where this setting is kept either in Word or the registry? The Word
default save as format is set to .docx.
 
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CyberTaz

From what you describe it sounds to me that Word is behaving as expected. If
the default file type is .docx that is what will be used in any new
documents or pre-existing documents when you use Save As. If you are working
in a .doc & Save rather than Save As the .doc will be updated on disk but
the file type will not be changed - at least not arbitrarily. [However, if
you're in Compatibility Mode & make changes that involve 2007 features not
supported by the .doc format it "might" be a different story.]

If you have some reason to prefer that .doc be the default format (including
for all new documents) you can specify that in Word Options> Save. Change
the "Save files in this format:" to Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc).

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac
 
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thebearpoo

No, this is not how Word 2007 is expected to act. Let me explain a little
more.
1. Office 2003 was updated to Office 2007
2. The default file extension in Word 2007 is .docx. This is expected and
is correct
3. In Word, if i select the Office icon, then save as, and then select
'Word 97-2003 Document' the save as dialog window should have the file format
set to .doc. My save as dialog window file format defaults to .docx. The
default behavior of Word 2007 when following the above steps should have the
file type set to .doc and not .docx in the save as dialog window when you
select the 97-2003 format.

It's not that big of a deal, but I just trying to find out where this file
format setting is set in Word or in the registry. I'm guessing this setting
is set in the registry somewhere.

CyberTaz said:
From what you describe it sounds to me that Word is behaving as expected. If
the default file type is .docx that is what will be used in any new
documents or pre-existing documents when you use Save As. If you are working
in a .doc & Save rather than Save As the .doc will be updated on disk but
the file type will not be changed - at least not arbitrarily. [However, if
you're in Compatibility Mode & make changes that involve 2007 features not
supported by the .doc format it "might" be a different story.]

If you have some reason to prefer that .doc be the default format (including
for all new documents) you can specify that in Word Options> Save. Change
the "Save files in this format:" to Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc).

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac



i just updated to Office 2007 from Office 2003. Only in Word 2007 when I
select the save as 97-03 format, the default file type shows up as .docx
instead of .doc. i then have to manually change the file type to .doc. This
issue does not occur in powerpoint 2007 or excel 2007. The correct 97-03
file type is set accordingly in the other Office 2007 apps. Does anybody
know where this setting is kept either in Word or the registry? The Word
default save as format is set to .docx.
 

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