Save documents in a previous file format by default

If you frequently save Microsoft Word 2010 documents as Word 2003-97 (.doc) files, you can change the settings so that Word saves documents in that file format by default.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Under Save documents, click Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc) in the Save files in this format.

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