Seriously, why would you need to run Office 2013 in any compatibility mode?
We use an old CRM program and this only plays nicely with Word in XP compatibility mode. No idea why but there it is. Even using Office 2013 on Windows 7 we need to put Word in XP compatibility mode or the templates launched by the CRM in Word just crash it. The CRM has moved on to a browser-based version but moving up to that requires a complete rewrite of this heavily customised system and comes with a very large cost.
Not that I don't feel your pain, because I've "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" in similar situations multiple times.
The sad fact is that it is simply not practical to believe that one can continue to use WinXP or WinXP compatibility mode reliably at this point in time. The decision either needs to be made not to use Win10 and continue on as you had been or to finally bite the bullet and do the system redesign and recoding.
This is one of the things that has made me have the attitude that it is far, far easier to do incremental changes to systems as the things that they use change than to keep operating under the "well we can make it work right now using these tricks" on an ongoing basis. You get painted into precisely the corner you're finding yourself in now.
The strong favoring of the "well we can make it work. . ." attitude in certain quarters is what made me leave IT as my primary career almost 20 years ago. I'd had enough of perpetual cycles of "there's always time to create Rube Goldbergian work-arounds but there's never time to do it right" thinking.
Edited by britechguy, 20 October 2015 - 09:17 AM.
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