Document compatibility for Office 2010


Applies to: Office 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-14

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The primary resources for Microsoft Office 2010 document compatibility and conversion are listed in the following table. These resources are especially useful for IT professionals who have to evaluate and resolve the document compatibility issues that can occur while you are using compatibility mode or after you convert to the Open XML format.

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Article Description

Plan for using compatibility mode in Office 2010

Provides guidance to IT administrators who are preparing their environment and users for using compatibility mode to edit Office documents.

Plan for document conversion in Office 2010

Provides guidance for assessing and converting binary Office documents to the Open XML format as part of an Office 2010 migration.

Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) for Office 2010

Provides an overview of the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM), which is a collection of tools that enables you to prepare an environment for migration to Microsoft Office 2010.

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

Provides resources about compatibility functionality. It includes technical references and resources for users.

File format reference for Office 2010

Provides information about the file formats that are supported in Microsoft Office 2010, including the Open XML Formats.

Compatibility Resource Center on TechNet (

Provides links to content, videos, and tools that are used for document compatibility planning and conversion in Office 2010.