How to Save a Microsoft Document for Earlier Versions to Open


There are numerous programs out there in which to create documents.  These could be for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, etc.  One of the most widely used products is Microsoft Office.


The problem is that one program may not be able to open a document created in another program.  This is true even for programs written by the same manufacturer.  For example, a document created in Microsoft Works or Microsoft Word 2007 cannot be directly opened if you are using Microsoft Word 2003 (or earlier).


Many home computers will be bundled with Microsoft Works.  Many businesses, school districts, and colleges use Microsoft Office.


There are some ways to work around this problem such as:






The screen print below shows you what the Save As screen looks like in Microsoft Works version 8.5.