Check file compatibility with earlier versions

You can check compatibility between versions of your Microsoft Office files to see if features in a file are supported by older versions of Office by using Compatibility Checker.

To check compatibility with an older version of Office
  1. Click the File tab, and then click Info.

  2. Click Check for Issues, and then click Check Compatibility.

    In Visio 2016, on the Info tab, click Check Compatibility.

Any issues between the versions are listed under Summary in the Compatibility Checker window.

Note   Selecting Check compatibility when saving documents in the Compatibility Checker window causes the Office application to automatically check for compatibility issues when you save your file as an earlier version.

To save your file in an earlier Office format, see Save an Office file as an earlier version.

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Visio Professional 2016, Visio Standard 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Visio 2013, Excel 2010, Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Excel Starter, Word Starter, Word Starter 2010

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