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B. Converting from Other Word Processing Systems

Converting from Previous Word Versions

If you are upgrading to Word 2010 from an earlier version of Microsoft Word, 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 to make.

Ever since the earliest versions, Microsoft Word has standardized on the .doc extension for its files. Although Word 2007 and Word 2010 changed this to .docx for its native-format files or .docm for macro-enabled documents, all versions of Word can still open .doc files, too.

To make sure .doc files are displayed in the Open dialog box, choose All Word Documents in the Files of Type list (see ...

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