Check file compatibility with earlier versions

Check compatibility between your Microsoft Office files to see if features that are supported.

Click the File tab.

  1. Click Info, and then click Check for Issues.
  2. Select Check Compatibility. Any issues between the versions are listed in the Summary.

 Note   Selecting the Check compatibility when saving documents check box automatically checks for compatibility issues when you save your file as an earlier version.

To save your file in an earlier format, see Save an Office file as an earlier version.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Word 2013, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Word 2010