Good reasons for the new Word file format.
The new Word document file format is based on the new Office Open XML Formats (XML is short for Extensible Markup Language). Don't worry, you don't have to understand XML; it's all behind the scenes. Just keep in mind that the new XML-based format:
- Helps make your documents safer by separating files that contain scripts or macros, making it easier to identify and block unwanted code or macros.
- Helps make your document file sizes smaller
- Helps make your documents less susceptible to damage