How Do I ... Change the Default Save As to .doc in Word 2007



These instructions will change the default save as format in Word 2007. Word 2007 uses a new format called .docx. You are not able to open .docx files in Word 2003 and below (without a converter).

Change the Default Save As to .doc in Word 2007

Open Word 2007.

Click the Office logo in the top left hand corner.

office logo

Select Word Options. See Fig 1.

word option

Fig 1

Click the Save tab.

Under Save files in this format, Select Word 97-2003 Document (.doc) from the drop down list. See Fig 2.


Fig 2

Click OK.

You are done! Your files will now save as .doc files and will be able to open in Word 2003 and lower. For more details, please goto: >

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