Saving MS Office 2010 Word documents

  Yimbo 16:55 02 Jan 14
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I use MS Office 2010 Word to write and save documents - but recently they are being saved as "OpenDocument Text" - and while I can open these documents using MS Word, some of the recipients cannot do so! I understand that "OpenDocument Text" refers to the free Open Office suite, which I do not have installed.

Something has changed!

So how can I ensure that when I compose a document it is saved, and able to be opened by those to whom I send it, only as an MS Word Document?

  woodchip 17:18 02 Jan 14

Go to File in Menu SAVE AS/Word then choose the format

  natdoor 17:19 02 Jan 14
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I don't use MS Office any more but it would appear that a save setting has been altered. I believe that you ned to use "Save As" and select the appropriate doc format by clicking on the arrow on the right of "Save as type".

  Yimbo 17:41 02 Jan 14

Thanks folks! Somehow the settings got changed - but I've now done what you suggested, and all is well!

I appreciate your help!

  Ian in Northampton 18:32 02 Jan 14

If you want to save all files as .doc or .docx (or any other format), go to file, options, save and click on the relevant format from the drop-down list. That will then become the default for everything you save.

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