How to Update Office File Format from 2007 to 2010
I've been given a task where I need to update the file format for 600+ copies of Microsoft Office 2010. See when we created and deployed it, they refused to update to the new 2010 file format (.docx, .xlsx, etc). But now after a few years they're needing to go to the new 2010 format. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to make such a change on a wide scale. Doing it from the program is easy enough, but that's not really practical for 600+ users.
I was curious if anyone knew if there was a registry key I could use to make the change, or if it really is an xml document somewhere that I have to update. I'm hoping somebody else had this issue, even if it was going from 2010 to 2007 reversing the order should work.
Thanks in advance!
I ended up finding the Office 2010 Administrative Template that allows me to control all the settings of the Office 2010 suite. You can check out more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18968 - 2010 ADM Templates http://www.mydigitallife.info/change-office-2007-default-file-save-formats-and-extensions-using-group-policy-gpo/ - How to guide for 2007, comparable to 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816662 - How to use ADM files if you don't already know.
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If they all are iin a domain you can use a GPO to set these