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Set default file format in Microsoft® Office 2010
Learn about the configuration of default file formats for applications of Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 is the latest and most advanced version of business level productivity suite from Microsoft. Office 2010 has a number of powerful applications that can be used to access, manage and manipulate different types of data. Office 2010 is featured with many advanced options that help in enhancing or boosting user productivity. Office 2010 is having a number of applications like Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access etc. There are different versions of Office 2010 and support different editing languages and file formats.
Discussed below are some points that can help the users to set the default file format in Microsoft Office 2010:
- Open Office 2010
- Launch save options
- Set default format
Open Office 2010
Users who are attempting to change the default file format in Office 2010 applications should first launch the desired program by using the Office folder in the ‘Start’ menu. The file format used by different applications in Office 2010 productivity suite are different and hence should be set independently to prevent issues. The users are provided with options to select the file format used by the integrated applications and can do that by using the options in independent applications.
Launch save options
Once the desired application in the Office 2010 suite is launched in the system, the users should select the Office button on the top left corner of the application window. This will open up the ‘File’ menu and the users should open the ‘Options’ menu of the application. There will be different menus in the ‘Options’ window of the application and the users should select the ‘Save’ menu to set the default format.
In the ‘Save’ menu of the application, the users will be provided with a number of options to change the way the program saves the work done. The ‘save files in this format’ option provides the users with a number of file formats supported by the application. The formats are provided in a drop down list menu. The users can select the desired format and click ‘Ok’ to confirm the selection. Doing so will set it as the default format for the opened application. Repeating the steps with other applications will help set the default file format for all Office 2010 applications.
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