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Office 2007 saved Files

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by marlsrsoftball, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. marlsrsoftball

    marlsrsoftball Flightless Bird

    It seems that all my 2007 files saved are half the size of the same 97-2003
    files. When I try to upload to my web site they upload in zip format which I
    can't read. Is there a setup somewhere that I have to go to in order to fix
    this?
     
  2. Daddy

    Daddy Flightless Bird

    Office 2007 Word, Excel and Powerpoint use a new, XML-based file format.

    "Introducing the Office (2007) Open XML File Formats"
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa338205.aspx

    If you wish, you can convert files in Office Open XML (OOXML) to the earlier
    binary format, known as Office 97-2003 format. You can also set Word, Excel
    and Powerpoint to save in the old binary format by default.

    One of the advantages of OOXML is improved ease-of-access to the raw data in
    the file. Depending on what your website is doing with the Office files, you
    may learn to like the new format.

    Daddy

    "marlsrsoftball" <marlsrsoftball@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BCCA28A8-347B-402D-A8F0-188858A243FC@microsoft.com...
    > It seems that all my 2007 files saved are half the size of the same
    > 97-2003
    > files. When I try to upload to my web site they upload in zip format
    > which I
    > can't read. Is there a setup somewhere that I have to go to in order to
    > fix
    > this?
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <BCCA28A8-347B-402D-A8F0-188858A243FC@microsoft.com>, Marlsrsoftball
    wrote:
    > It seems that all my 2007 files saved are half the size of the same 97-2003
    > files.


    Depending in the contents, that may well be.

    > When I try to upload to my web site they upload in zip format which I
    > can't read.


    That seems unlikely. What's VERY likely is that when you click a link to them,
    they DOWNLOAD back to your PC or others' as ZIP files.

    Have a look here for more info on that:

    Office files don't download correctly from a Web Server; saved as zip files
    instead
    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00911.htm
     

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