Configure Office to Save in Compatibility Mode

 

Word 2011 and 2016:

  1. Open Word, click on File > Preferences... > Save.

  2. Change the "Save Word files as" setting to "Word 97-2003 Document" (.doc).

  3. Click OK to save the settings.


2019/365:

  1. On the File tab, click Save As, and then click Browse.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, in the Save as type list, click PowerPoint 97-2003 Document (*.doc).
  3. Click Save.



Excel 2011 and 2016:

  1. Open Excel, click on File > Preferences... > Compatibility.
  2. Change the "Save files in this format" setting to "Excel 97-2003 Workbook (.xls)".
  3. Click OK to save the settings.


2019/365:

  1. Click File > Export > Change File Type.
  2. Under Workbook File Types, double-click Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls).
  3. In the Save As popup window, choose a folder location for the workbook.
  4. In the File name box, type a new file name (or use the one that’s already there).
  5. Click Save.
  6. If the Compatibility Checker appears, review any compatibility issues that were found.



PowerPoint 2011 and 2016:

  1. Open PowerPoint, click on File > Preferences... > Save.
  2. Change the "Save PowerPoint files as" setting to "PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation" (.ppt).
  3. Click OK to save the settings.


2019/365:

  1. On the File tab, click Save As, and then click Browse.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, in the Save as type list, click PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (*.ppt).
  3. Click Save.