converting word doc in vista to word doc in windows 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by jockster1077, Jan 28, 2008.

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    jockster1077 Guest

    hi can any 1 tell me how to convert a word document from windows vista so
    that it open in windows 2000 please . is there a programme to do this?
     
    jockster1077, Jan 28, 2008
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  2. Save AS a Word 97-2003 document.
     
    Cameron Snyder, Jan 28, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    You do it when you save it in Vista.
    Save it in '97 to 2003 word(or words to that effect)
     
    Mick Murphy, Jan 28, 2008
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    PaulB Guest

    PaulB, Jan 28, 2008
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  5. First of all, note that there is no issue here with Windows Vista vs.
    Windows 2000. The only issue is being sure that the two different
    computers are running compatible Word programs and using compatible
    file formats.

    My guess is that the Vista computer is running Word 2007. Doc was the
    default extension used by Microsoft Word in all versions *before*
    2007. In Word 2007, Microsoft changed the default format and
    created a new extension, .docx, for it. So what may be happening is
    the Windows 2000 computer is running an older version of Windows and
    doesn't know what to do with a .docx file.

    If that's the case, in Word 2007, instead of doing a Save, do a Save
    as, and choose the old .doc extension.

    Alternatively, you can patch the older version of Word running Windows
    2000 to be able to read the .docx file. See
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jan 28, 2008
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