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Document.Compatibility Property

Office 2007
True if the compatibility option specified by the Type argument is enabled. Compatibility options affect how a document is displayed in Microsoft Word. Read/write Boolean.



expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
TypeRequiredWdCompatibilityThe compatibility option.


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This example enables the Suppress Space Before after a hard page or column break option on the Compatibility tab in the Options dialog box (Tools menu) for the active document.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.Compatibility(wdSuppressSpBfAfterPgBrk) = True

This example switches the Don't add automatic tab stop for hanging indent option on or off.

Visual Basic for Applications
ActiveDocument.Compatibility(wdNoTabHangIndent) = Not _