MS Word, and Excel as well, always, or as far back as I recall (office 95 ??) suggest that if you need to save, to do so in the new version. It maybe irriating at times, and I can see why in your case. In a way it's a good idea to convert if you plan to use those docs. Eventually they might become incompatible.
If you're handy with VBA, you can write a tiny macro to update all your docs (you do have good backups and archives and could restore everything if you mess up, right?
). The easiest way is to record a macro for one file, learn the syntax and write a loop to do if for all files. See if at the university someone can help you if you'd rather not do it yourself.
Word and Excel have VBA behind the scenes. It's their best kept secret. That stuff is invaluable to precisely the job you're thinking of. But it does need to be done carefully up front, even if it's just a tiny bit of code.jgweed
, I did not read his question the way you did. I don't think Old Soldier wants to change file extensions.Folder display
I have set and set again the details view and to have folders on the left and files on the right and to remember it for all the folders, and I exit the explorer and start it again and it's a loosing battle.
Some folders stay well behaved, the way the Old Soldier wants it, and me too. Many revert back to icons, and all sort of goofy looking displays. Something weird is going on with XP in this respect that I have never seen before.
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