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    Office 2007 save as Office 2003 via GPO?

    Can this be done? I know I can set Office 2007 to save as default in 2003 format using the save as >> tools >> save options but is there a way to do it via a GPO? or registry hack?

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    Re: Office 2007 save as Office 2003 via GPO?

    Yes, you need the Office 2007 ADM Templates though. Here's a Technet article with instructions.

    Also, you might find installing the Office 2007 compatibility pack helpful if you have machines running older versions of Office.

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    Re: Office 2007 save as Office 2003 via GPO?

    I'm of the opinion it's better to make older versions compatiable as the new file formats are so much smaller!

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    Re: Office 2007 save as Office 2003 via GPO?

    just a quicky, how do I add the .adm files to gpedit.msc? I don't see any option for that.

    EDIT: ok i'm being lazy, google fixed it In gpedit go to administrative templates, right click >> add templates

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    I'm of the opinion it's better to make older versions compatiable as the new file formats are so much smaller!
    As far as I'm aware you cannot do this by GPO. You can make Office 2007 save as .doc by default, but you cannot make Office 2003 save as .docx by default by GPO.

    To be honest I would still stick to .doc for the time being as most users are still using Office 2000/XP/2003.

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