Document.SetCompatibilityMode method (Word)

Sets the compatibility mode for the document.


expression. SetCompatibilityMode( _Mode_ )

expression A variable that represents a Document object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Mode Required Long Specifies which version of Word to approximate. Use a constant from the WdCompatibilityMode enumeration as an argument for this parameter.


When you open a document in Word that was created in a previous version of Word, Compatibility Mode is turned on. Compatibility Mode ensures that no new or enhanced features in Word are available while working with a document, so that people who edit the document using previous versions of Word will have full editing capabilities.


The following code example puts Word in Word 2003 Compatibility Mode.

ActiveDocument.SetCompatibilityMode (wdWord2003)

See also

Document Object

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