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Save a Word 2008 document in .doc format

Those students and faculty using Microsoft (MS) Office and/or Word 2008 should save their files with a “.doc” extension instead of the MS Office 2008 default “.docx” extension. This will make it easier for your fellow students and instructor to open your Word document.

  1. Click File and then click Save As…
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  2. In the Save As: window ensure that the name of the file is using your class’ naming convention and that it ends with a .doc extension.
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  3. In the Where: drop-down, select a location on your local computer where you can later retrieve the file.
  4. In the Format: drop-down, select the Word 97 – 2004 Document (.doc) option.
  5. Make sure the Append file extension check box is checked.
  6. Click Save.

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