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

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Word’s File Formats

Word 2007 uses some different file formats from those of previous versions of Word, but whether or not to use them is your choice. If you decide not to use the new formats, however, be aware that you won’t be able to use some of Word’s very cool new features. Review the descriptions of the formats to see which work best for you. To see the list of available formats, choose Save As from the File menu, and, in the Save As dialog box, scroll through the Save As Type list.

Word’s New File Formats

  • Word Document: This is the new format that enables all of Word’s new features. Documents in this format can’t be opened in earlier versions of Word unless you’ve downloaded and installed a special translating filter program. The Word Document ...

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