Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X'XX be happy to help you today!
By default documents are always saved as Docx in Word 2007 but that can be changed!
Click the big Office button in the top left corner
Click the "Word Options" button in this menu
Click on the "Save" Tab
Chane the drop down box labeled "Save files in this format" to "Word 97-2003 (*.doc)
That should be it
Now all of your documents will default to .doc instead!
Just let me know if you have any trouble with that!
Otherwise please remember to rate my answer!
(There should be an option to do so on your screen)
there is an option when I save-as that allows this manually (but I already followed your instructions), but now how do I check to verify ( I'm novice level)
Just open up a new word document, type something into it, and then save it
Then check the file to see what format it is in
It doesn't show the extension
Try right clikcing it and choosing properties
Does it say in there?
It should be under "Type of File"
no properties option
When you right click the actual file?
You are using Windows, right?
What I mean is not open in Word, but instead browsing to where the file is saved and right clicking it
ok yes windows
let me try this again- it didn't save the file
Ok Ill stand by. No worries!
I couldn't find it, but it saved without question, so it's somewhere. on the screen, the file name also says 'compatibility mode'
I'll try another file
Ok do this
When you go to save as, try selecting your desktop as the location to save too. Then you will know for sure where it is.
desktop took me to the save library I was at
Can you elaborate?
but I noticed it was highlighted on 'disc c' at the first save
ok do this
Go to start and click computer
then click the c drive
do you see the documents in here?
If not try clikcing "documents" on the left in this Window
What about in there
If that doesnt work, then save a new document called "test" and we will runa search for it
saved as test- don't have in the file. So what now
Ok what version of windows do you have?
I don't know, but a geek friend says I can't buy anything not compatible with 64 bit system does that help?
A little bit. Why dont you try this
Go to the start menu and choose computer
Then in the new window you will see a search bar at the top roght that says "Search Computer"
In that bar type
and hit enter
See if it finds it
windows 7 got a lot of 'test.docxxxxx, but no just test.doc
windows 7 I got a lot of test. docxxxxx , but no just test.doc
Lets taker a look at the setting again
Open up this document and it has pictures and instructions on exactly where to go to change it
Follow those thoroughly and then lets test again
It took you so long to acknowledge or reply, I felt you done. One remaining problem was how I could verify that they were being saved as '.doc'. It's so simple... When 'saving as' You get a final chance to save or not.. AT THAT POINT, CLICK ON THE FILE NAME. The file name will change to edit mode. DELETE ONE CHARACTER FROM THE FILE NAME. a second line will appear beneath the file name - COMPLETE WITH EXTENSION!!!!! Then all you have to do is replace the deleted character, and SAVE, because you know what the extension is.
All those files I saved WERE THERE, but because I had file mode set to 'WORD DOCUMENTS', they wouldn't show. WHEN I CHANGED TO 'ALL WORD DOCUMENTS' the files (joy to the world, test) were all there. I'm happy as a clam in mating season. Thank you for your EXCELLENT HELP, and encouragement to try things. May you be in the lap of God a week before the angel of death knows you're gone. Thanks also for getting back with me. eric
You were excellent thanks a bunch.
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