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    Convert DOCX to DOC (Office 2007)

    A friend has recently gotten a new system with Office 2007 on it. She prepares Word documents and Excel spreadsheets that she needs to send in to "the office". The office has Word and Excel 2003. I tried to help them at the office today to install the 2007 Compatability Converter file but their system is not updating properly and I can not get Word or Excel 2003 fully updated. So my question is this - can my friend save as DOC files with Office 2007? Or can she convert the DOCX file back to a DOC file before she sends it to the office? Obviously, if she can do this for Word, can she do it for Excel also? Thanks for your help and input.

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    Re: Convert DOCX to DOC (Office 2007)

    Yes in both Word and Excel you can use Save As, and change the Type in the bottom line of the Save As Dialog.

    In both programs you can nominate the older format as the Default Save format, by going to Office...Options..Save.
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    Re: Convert DOCX to DOC (Office 2007)

    If the 'office' receives Office files from outside sources it is likely to get more Office 2007 format files. They should consider installing the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Download details: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. It enables Office 2000, xp, & 2003 to open, edit, & save files in the Office 2007 format.

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    Re: Convert DOCX to DOC (Office 2007)

    That did it - thanks much.

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    And once you have the compatibility pack installed, you can use the Batch Conversion Wizard to convert multiple files at once.

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