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How do I find the compatibility Errors in Office 2010 file?

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Greetings,
I have a file running in compatibility mode and I need so see why. What's not compatible? I know the compatibility box comes up when saving sometimes but is there a way to bring that up on-demand?

Thanks for any help.
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by:jppinto
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Doesn't that happen only when you open .xls (Excel 2003) files? This happens until you save those files in Excel 2010 format (.xlsx).

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>>>I know the compatibility box comes up when saving sometimes but is there a way to bring that up on-demand?

In Excel 2010, On the File tab, click Info, click Check for issues, click Check Compatibility, and then check the Check compatibility when you save this workbook box.

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Sorry didn't see your post jp. Was testing the above in Excel 2010.

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dtw404: More information can be found on the MS Site.

Title: Working with the Compatibility Checker in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010
Link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg132972.aspx#odc_xl14_ta_ExcelCompatibilityChecker_CompatibilityCheckerExcel

Hope it helps :)

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by:FernandoFernandes
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as far as I know, in Excel 2010, you can go:
Office button / Info / Manage Versions...

but the Compatibility Options only show there when you have an XLS (or any 97-2003) file open, which seems to be your case.
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by:FernandoFernandes
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sorry, not Office button, they renamed it to File in Excel 2010.
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by:dtw404
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The Question should be phrased "How do I engage the compatibility check for older files in Office 2010?"

Thanks for all the remarks!
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