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