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Word 2016 In Depth by Faithe Wempen

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B. Converting from Other Word Processing Systems

Converting from Previous Word Versions

If you are upgrading to Word 2016 from an earlier version of Microsoft Word—even really old versions—you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the ease with which your new program handles your old files. In most cases, they open seamlessly and automatically, with no warnings or decisions for you to make.

Converting from Word 97-2003 Versions

Ever since the earliest DOS and Windows versions, Microsoft Word has standardized on the .doc extension for its files. This extension was in use up until Word 2007, when the default changed to .docx.

Word 2016 can effortlessly open Word documents with the .doc extension created as far back as Word 97. This format is known ...

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