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Options.OptimizeForWord97byDefault Property (Word)

True if Microsoft Word optimizes all new documents for viewing in Word 97 by disabling any incompatible formatting. Read/write Boolean.

expression .OptimizeForWord97byDefault

expression A variable that represents a Options object.

To optimize a single document for Word 97, use the OptimizeForWord97 property.

This example sets Word to disable all formatting in new documents that’s incompatible with Word 97, and then it creates a new document whose OptimizeForWord97 property is automatically set to True.

Options.OptimizeForWord97byDefault = True 
MsgBox Documents.Add(DocumentType:=wdNewBlankDocument) _ 
 .OptimizeForWord97
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