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WORD 2007 COMPABILITY MODE SETTING

Posted on 2012-03-19
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hi, is there a way to change this setting in the registy for each office 2007 application, from docx.mode to .doc mode ?
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Question by:speechlys
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by:Felix Leven
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Download ADM:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22666

Create GPO:
User -> Microsoft Office Word 2007 -> Word Options -> Save
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by:speechlys
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i just want to change it via registry to use it .doc temporary and then switch it back afterwards once everyone is on 2007!
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by:Felix Leven
ID: 37738169
Yes, GPO is still the way to go...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:00000038

12.0 = your version of office

00000038 = not sure, but should be doc format
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by:Felix Leven
ID: 37738211
You can try "DefaultFormat"="doc"
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by:speechlys
ID: 37738573
created this key as it never existed but still not working still showing docx !

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:00000038
@=""
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by:Felix Leven
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Sry, 00000038 is xls you Need to Enter "Doc"
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by:speechlys
ID: 37741147
Tried these 3 none work!

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
@=""
"Doc"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
@=""
"Doc"=dword:00000000 =

 string typekey

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
@=""
"DefaultFormat"="Doc"
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by:Felix Leven
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"="Doc"

Works ...
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by:speechlys
ID: 37741537
ok...what about changing back to docx - changine the doc to DOCX doesnt work !
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by:Felix Leven
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leave it empty to switch back^^
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by:speechlys
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ok thanks seems to be working now...what about for powerpoint?
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by:Felix Leven
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:00000000
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by:speechlys
ID: 37742597
thanks...sorry.....and to switch powerpoint back to docx?
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by:speechlys
ID: 37742609
and to switch excel back to docx from doc as well please? and to doc in the beginning...?
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Felix Leven earned 500 total points
ID: 37742748
xls = "DefaultFormat"=dword:00000027

xlsx = "DefaultFormat"=dword:00000033
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by:speechlys
ID: 37742777
Dont worry...have done this now....thanks for all your help

For anyone else that wants them:


WORD .DOC
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"="Doc"


WORD .DOCX
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options]
"DefaultFormat"="DocX"


EXCEL .XLSX
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:00000033


EXCEL.XLS
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:00000038


POWERPOINT .PPT
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:00000000


POWERPOINT.PPTX
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options]
"DefaultFormat"=dword:0000001b
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