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MSWord 2013 both opens and savees documents for several versions of WordPerfect and Works as well as rich text (RTF) files. This handout explains how to save and open these documents.
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If your computer at home does not read the latest version of MSWord or if you are planning to send a resume to an employer who may not have the most current software, you may want to save your document in Rich Text (RTF) format.
For resumes, and other shared documents, Rich Text (RTF format) often works best. Nearly all word processing software reads RTF files, and Rich Text
retains much of MSWord's formatting, though not MSWord's resume templates.
Word also saves your document in MSWord 97/2003 format. and you can also save your file first as an MSWord 2010 document and then as the same document in a different format, by repeating Steps 1-4. This works well when your own computer has an older version of MSWord or when faculty or a prospective employer ask for an older format.
MSWord 2013 can only read file formats for software that is the same age or older than itself. MSWord can read, create, and save files in any of the following formats:
a) MSWord 2003 (.doc files) or Compatability Mode as well as older versions of MSWord.
b) Works 6 and 7. This is an older format that preceeds MS Word.
c) RTF documents. RTF stands for rich text formatting. It is a universally readable format that has more options than plain text.
d) Plain text files.
e) PDF files.
f) XPS documents, a formatted document useful for test printing.