Saving .docx as 2007
Thread poster: Ekhangel

Ekhangel
Local time: 13:16
Mar 2

Long story short: I refuse to upgrade my Trados 2011 for several reasons, one of them being lack of touchscreen compatibility in the latest release (what a ridiculous regression... Shame on you, SDL).

Has anyone of you found a reliable way of saving the latest 2017 docx files as 2007 format supported by Trados, OTHER THAN installing Office 2007 in parallel with Office 2017? While possible, this solution is not ideal due to it messing with Windows' default docx app settings, which is not as easily changeable as you might think.


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 13:16
English to German
Try Word's comatibility options Mar 4

Ekhangel wrote:

Has anyone of you found a reliable way of saving the latest 2017 docx files as 2007 format


I don't think that there is a Word 2017 software. But since primeval times Word is able to store docs in older Formats.

For Word 2016 see
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt599634(v=office.16).aspx


 

Ekhangel
Local time: 13:16
TOPIC STARTER
Pretty advanced Mar 5

Thanks, I meant 2016. I've never heard about policy settings for Office. This actually seems pretty "advanced", and requiring quite an amount of spare time to get through. At this point I'm not sure what to do with the .adml files downloaded from MS website.

The site you linked mentions creating documents in older formats (default compatibility mode on file creation), whereas I would just like to convert an existing one. Can you please confirm that this is possible with the linked solution? Would I have to import the existing document into a newly created one?

And can you confirm that thus rendered file will actually be acceptable for Trados?


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 13:16
English to German
More info and a second hint Mar 6

Ekhangel wrote:

I've never heard about policy settings for Office.

With older Office versions the policy settings were not required for this. But Windows Pro editions support the general Policy Editor for years.

I'm not sure what to do with the .adml files downloaded from MS website.

The download site presents detailed installation instructions. I've just read them and discovered that only "Pro" versions of Office support any policy settings. Thus, my previous advice might be of little use for you.

The site you linked mentions creating documents in older formats (default compatibility mode on file creation), whereas I would just like to convert an existing one. Can you please confirm that this is possible with the linked solution?

No confirmation, but I think that saving a document is independent of its history. Whether you open a previously created document or type a new one from scratch should make no difference at the saving stage.

And can you confirm that thus rendered makefile will actually be acceptable for Trados?

Sorry, no confirmation because I haven't checked that.

BTW, you mentioned possible problems if you install different Office versions in parallel. A solution is a second computer that runs in a virtual machine on the main computer.

(I have Windows 10 Pro, that provides virtual machines out of the box, so I can run my old Windows XP computer in a virtual machine while the hardware was sent for scrap some years ago. My bookkeeping software is 20 years old and needs Windows XP.)


 


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