Windows Vista Word converting to be read on 2003 Word

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Char, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Char

    Char Guest

    I have a new Vista Laptop and am working creating a word document. When I
    saved it onto my work network and tried to open it in the 2003 word, I get
    junk? Is it poossible to read a document saved from a Vista computer on a
    computer that has 2003 word?
    Char, Jan 16, 2008
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  2. Char

    Rick Rogers Guest


    Make sure you're saving as .doc and not the new .docx format. You can change
    the default format in the program options.
    Rick Rogers, Jan 16, 2008
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  3. Char

    Not Me Guest

    When you save the document, click save as and pick the Word 2003 format.
    The format used by Office 11 is not readable by Office 2003 unless saved in
    the older format.
    Not Me, Jan 16, 2008
  4. Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Jan 16, 2008

  5. 1. This has nothing to do with Vista vs. some other version of

    2. Almost certainly, it has to do with the different versions of Word
    that's installed on the two computers.

    3. Do you have Word 2007 on your Vista computer? By default, that
    saves in the new .docx format which older versions of Word can't
    natively read.

    4. If that's correct, you have two choices

    a. in Word 2007, instead of doing a Save, do a Save
    as, and choose the old .doc extension.

    b. download the compatibility pack for your work computer
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jan 16, 2008
  6. Char

    Char Guest

    Thank you soooo much. Guess I missed that when looking at save. Have a
    great day!!!
    Char, Jan 16, 2008
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