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Compatibilty Pack Registry Question

Postby dGlseWVyZGVk » Sat, 09 May 2009 05:42:06 GMT

We are in the process of planning a migration to Office 2007.  It is our 
understanding that there is a way to use the Compatibilty Pack to force 
Office XP to save in Office 2007 format as the default.  In the interim, in 
order to leverage the smaller size of Office 2007 files, we want to do this 
but I have the following two extant questions.

1. What is the process to enable this function as the default?
2. Where in the registry can you see that the function is enabled?  (I have 
an asset reporting feature that can report on all my systems using the 
registry key and its value to determine those not yet set up and can push the 
setting remotely)

I appreciate any guidance you can give me.

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Thanks for your time


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