Save As Open XML in Compatibility Mode

By default the Save As dialog box will have a check box that allows users to decide to maintain Microsoft Word 97-2003 compatibility when saving to any of the new Open XML file formats. Setting this policy will disable that check box and will make the default Save As behavior to any of the new Open XML file formats to maintain compatibility with Word 97-2003. Setting this policy ensures visual fidelity when saving from legacy file formats to one of the new Open XML file formats by maintaining compatibility mode in the document.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options
Value NameDisableCompatModeCheckBoxOnSaveAs
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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