MS Word 2007 Is Not Compatible With Earlier Versions - A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way
Recently I had a rush writing job. I had to send out important MS Word documents with a tight deadline. I met the deadline okay, but I still struck a problem. The other parties quickly emailed back to say they couldn’t open the file? Why?
I’d forgotten that I have the latest (2007) version of Microsoft Word, and some people have the previous version. I learned the hard way that I needed to save it as a MS Word 1997-2003 file, so it would be compatible. I can open earlier version files, but it doesn’t work the other way around.
This tip may save both you and those you deal with some angst and frustration. It’s best to ask which version of Microsoft Word they use before sending the file.
When you use something every day it’s easy to forget about compatibility, but lessons learned the hard way are often those best remembered.Tags: Microsoft-Word-2007-Compatibility
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