Microsoft® Office® Word 2010 Compatibility Mode
The compatibility mode in Microsoft Office Word 2010 will allow the documents to open in newer version. You can use the newer features of word in old document by converting it in to newer version. The feature for converting one version to the other is available in both MS Office 2007 and MS Office 2010. You can convert MS Word 2003 to MS Word 2007 document and also to a MS Word 2010 document. Thus the users who use older versions of word can use it with full editing capabilities available in the newer version of word. You need to run compatibility checker before converting docx to doc files. You need to open the document to convert and then click on the MS Office button. Then run the compatibility checker. Depending on the size and complexity of the document, the tool takes several minutes to run.
- Compatibility mode
- System requirements
- Tips to open MS Word documents in compatibility mode
You can operate your Microsoft Office Word 2010 in compatibility mode. You can see a text ‘compatibility mode’ next to the name of the document. The compatibility mode allows you to work on the documents created in earlier versions of MS Word. The compatibility mode helps to detect a document created in MS Word 2007, and switches it to the compatibility mode.
For the proper working of MS Office 2010 on your system it need to meet certain requirements. The processor required for the MS Office 2010 is 500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher. It needs 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher for the working of MS Office 2010 in your system. The storage space needed by your system is 3.5gigabyte. The monitor should have a resolution of 1024 × 768 or higher.
You can open a document composed in earlier versions of MS Word in the compatibility mode. You can enable new functions in it by converting it in to Microsoft Word 2010. You can do this by clicking on the MS Office button and then you can see a message at the top indicating that you are in compatibility mode. Then you can see a convert button and then clicking on the convert button will display a dialogue box, which gives instruction to convert to the newer file format. You can complete the conversion by clicking on the ok button.
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