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_Application.DefaultSaveFormat Property

Returns or sets the default format that will appear in the Save as type box in the Save As dialog box (File menu).

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll)

string DefaultSaveFormat { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

Corresponds to the Save Word files as box on the Save tab in the Options dialog box (Tools menu).

The string used with this property is the file converter class name. The class names for internal Microsoft Word formats are listed in the following table.

Word format

File converter class name

Word Document


Document Template


Text Only


Text Only with Line Breaks




MS-DOS Text with Line Breaks


Rich Text Format


Unicode Text


Use the ClassName property with a FileConverter object to determine the class name of an external file converter.