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How to disable the annoying compatibility warnings in Excel?

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Hi Experts,

Every time a user edits a CVS or 2003-2007 Excel file it gives a warning that it will be saved in compatibility mode.

The client has requested we disable the 'Compatibility mode pop-up', since all their users operate on 2010 any way

Is there any way to achieve this using office 2010 gpo's?
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you can do it with Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool download

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=18968

after import you need to find out setting name

Suppress file format compatibility dialog box for OpenDocument Spreadsheet format which
Allows you to enable use of the file format compatibility warning, or to disable it from appearing when users save a file as an OpenDocument spreadsheet (*.ods) file in Excel.
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True i could force them to be saved as .xlsx, but they have a few macro enabled spread sheets. Wont that break them since they need to be saved as .xlsm?

I wasn't sure if that openDocument format suppression was applicable as the issue was with office 2007 documents?
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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That's true i am not sure if anybody has tested this in live Env. you can check it out creating this policy and apply it only for 1 machine and check it out result.
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It would appear that, that fixed it :) cheers takecoffe
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