Document.MakeCompatibilityDefault Method (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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Sets the compatibility options.

expression .MakeCompatibilityDefault

expression Required. A variable that represents a Document object.

The compatibility options are located on the Compatibility tab in the Options dialog box as the default settings for new documents.

This example sets a few compatibility options for the active document and then makes the current compatibility options the default settings.

With ActiveDocument 
 .Compatibility(wdSuppressSpBfAfterPgBrk) = True 
 .Compatibility(wdExpandShiftReturn) = True 
 .Compatibility(wdUsePrinterMetrics) = True 
 .Compatibility(wdNoLeading) = False 
End With