Purpose of the save as from explorer (computer) RRS feed

  • Question

  • If you open computer, then locate and right click on a word file (either doc or docx), in the menu there is an option to save as.  Notice that when chosen, the save as type defaults to a macro enabled file (docm).  What is the logic behind this save as function and why does it default to a macro enabled file type?
    Monday, December 16, 2013 3:39 AM

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  • It usually offers you to save as docm, when you use Marco code or you did some programing in your document. If you want to reuse those programing functions you have to save document as docm , otherwise in doc it doesn't save them.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:52 PM
  • These documents are not macro enabled and there is no special programing.  This save as function is only available on MS office documents if it's installed on the system. Below is a link to a screen shot of what I'm referring too. I right click on a .doc file from explorer desktop, choose save as.  Then the choices are presented. If you do this on a docx file the choices are different.   My question is what is the purpose of this function outside the word processor?


    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:21 PM
  • SHesser

    Please attempt to repair your office software in control panel>Programs and Features.

    Friday, December 20, 2013 1:55 AM
  • Hi,

    This issue is not related with Windows client. To get more effective help, i recommend you to redirect to Office forum.



    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 20, 2013 2:01 AM
  • it's not a repair issue or any other issue, why do they offer a save option outside there application that is scaled down to not even save in the format your trying to save from? My guess is they don't even know........
    Friday, December 20, 2013 3:51 AM