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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Working with Old Documents

When you open a document that was created in an earlier version of Word, you’re working in Compatibility mode, which means that some of the new features of Word aren’t available. However, you’ll maintain full compatibility with anyone who’s using an earlier version. You can also convert your document so that you can use all the features in Word 2007.

Work in Compatibility Mode

  1. Choose Open from the Office menu to display the Open dialog box, and double-click the file to open it.

  2. Work on the document as you normally would. ...

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