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Chapter 5. Managing Documents > Live with Older Files

20. Live with Older Files


Compatibility isn't just a question for dating services. It's also a major concern for Word users. Word has been around for a long time. There have been at least a dozen different versions, not only on Mac and Windows platforms, but on the old DOS operating system as well. Word has always been Word, but over all the years and variations, there are bound to have been some changes. The people who wrote the older versions couldn't possibly have anticipated all the features that would be added later. Thus, as Microsoft has published new versions of the program, there have been occasional new versions of the Word file format as well.


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