Save Word 2010 document in different file format


By default document created in Microsoft Word 2010 program are saved in docx format. You need to convert docx documents into doc format to able to open them in previous version of MS Office software. You can use Microsoft Word 2010 program to save current document in different file format, other than default docx format.

Save MS Word files in another format extension

1. Open existing word document or create new document in MS Word 2010.

2. Then goto File > Save As

3. Click the arrow next to the Save as type list and then select file type format for saving Word document in that file format. (see table below for supported file formats)

4. Type the name of document and click Save button to complete save process.

Save Word documents in either file formats

.docx Word Document
.docm Word Macro-Enabled Document
.doc Word 97-2003 Document
.dotx Word Template
.dotm Word Macro-Enabled Template
.dot Word 97-2003 Template
.pdf PDF
.xps XPS Document
.mht (MHTML) Single File Web Page
.htm (HTML) Web Page
.htm (HTML, filtered) Web Page, Filtered
.rtf Rich Text Format
.txt Plain Text
.xml (Word 2007) Word XML Document
.xml (Word 2003) Word 2003 XML Document
odt OpenDocument Text
.wps Works 6 – 9
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  1. Hi, I recently purchased the Microsoft Office Home and Student, and for some reason when I save my documents it saves them with .ink at the end. Why is it doing this and how can I fix it?

  2. Is it possible to save an docx document as beautified XML? I know there is a method for saving it as XML but I would like to version it under the SVN, hence the question.

  3. Borislav Stoyanov says

    I just wanted to know if it were possible to customize document properties when saving as a pdf document? I am particularly interested in customizing the security properties of the pdf document.


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