Monday, November 3, 2008

Office '07 and docx

Since it isn't standard yet, here is how to have your new version of word (2007) save as a doc, instead of docx by default.

Tutorial: Changing the default file association from docx to doc
Source: Microsoft
  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.

  2. Click Save.

  3. Under Save documents, next to Save files in this format, select Word 2003-97 Document (*.doc).
note: This process should be about the same for the other pieces of software in Office. Remember that when you change this you are saying, "even if I save this on my computer, just for me, it is going to put the file in a downgraded format." That said, when possible save as docx for yourself.

note2: Computers at the UD Library and many other sites have Office 2007 now.

Bonus Tutorial: Default font in Word '07
Source: Microsoft
  1. If your document already contains text that is formatted with the properties that you want to use, select that text. If you are starting from a blank document, go to step

  2. On the Home tab, click the Font Dialog Box Launcher, and then click the Font tab.

  3. Select the options that you want to apply to the default font, such as font style and font size. If you selected text in step 1, the properties of the selected text are set in the dialog box.

  4. Click Default, and then click Yes.
*image is taken from ms, but not bandwidth pirated :P

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