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Document compatibility reference for Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Word 2010

Office 2010

Published: May 16, 2012

The following tables describe compatibility functionality and resources for Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, and Microsoft Word 2010.

Downloads

Tool Excel PowerPoint Word

Compatibility Pack (Same version for all applications)

Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=191166)

Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=191166)

Microsoft Download Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=191166)

Office Viewers

Excel Viewer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196417)

PowerPoint Viewer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196418)

Word Viewer (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196419)

Procedures and references for end-users

Functionality Excel 2010 PowerPoint 2010 Word 2010

Enabling compatibility mode

Work in compatibility mode in Excel 2010 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196420)

Features are lost when you open a presentation created in an earlier version of PowerPoint(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=207536)

Use Word 2010 to open documents created in earlier versions of Word (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196421)

Create a document to be used by previous versions of Word (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196422)

Converting files to Office 2010 format (exiting compatibility mode)

Convert a workbook to the Excel 2010 file format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196423)

Convert a PowerPoint presentation from an earlier version to PowerPoint 2010 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196424)

Convert a document to the Word 2010 mode (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196425)

Open or save a file in another format

Save As (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196426)

Open or save a presentation in a different file format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196427)

Use Word to open or save a file in another file format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196428)

Running Compatibility Checker

Check an Excel 2010 workbook for compatibility with earlier versions of Excel (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=196429)

Determine whether a PowerPoint 2010 presentation is compatible with PowerPoint 2003 or earlier (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196430)

Compatibility Checker (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196431)

Compatibility changes between versions (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196432)

Opening and saving files in Office Document Format (ODF)

Use Excel to open or save a worksheet in the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196433)

Use PowerPoint to open or save a presentation in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196434)

Use Word to open or save a document in the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196435)

Technical reference

Functionality Excel 2010 PowerPoint 2010 Word 2010

Compatibility modes

Excel 97-2003 compatibility mode

PowerPoint 97-2003 compatibility mode

Word 2007 compatibility mode

Word 97-2003 compatibility mode

Feature differences when Compatibility mode is used

Excel 2010 features that are not supported in earlier versions of Excel (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196436)

Features are lost when you open a presentation created in an earlier version of PowerPoint(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=207536)

Feature availability in each mode (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196437)

Features that change when you open an Office 2010 file in an earlier version of Office

Excel 2010 features that are not supported in earlier versions of Excel (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196436)

Features that change when you open a PowerPoint 2010 presentation in PowerPoint 2003 or earlier (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196438)

Features that behave differently in earlier versions (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196439)

Feature differences between Open XML and OpenDocument formats

Differences between the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format and the Excel (.xlsx) format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196440)

Differences between the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format and the PowerPoint (.pptx) format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196441)

Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196442)

Supported file formats

File formats that are supported in Excel 2010

File formats that are supported in PowerPoint 2010

File formats that are supported in Word 2010

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