How to suppress or display a warning message when users try to save a file in OpenDocument Format (ODF) in Office 2010 or the 2007 Office suite Service Pack 2

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to suppress or display a warning message when users try to save a file in OpenDocument Format (ODF). Support for ODF is provided in theMicrosoft Office 2010 suites and 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 (SP2).

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Office 2010 and the 2007 Office suite SP2 provides support for ODF in Microsoft Office Word, in Microsoft Office Excel, and in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Users of these Office programs can open, edit, and save the files in the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format, in the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods) format, and in the OpenDocument Presentations (.odp) format.

A warning message is displayed when users try to save a file in ODF in Word 2007, in Excel 2007, in PowerPoint 2007, in Word 2010, in Excel 2010, or in PowerPoint 2010. This warning message contains information that resembles the following:
Microsoft Office <Application Name>

<File Name> may contain features that are not compatible with this format. Do you want to continue to save in this format?

For more information on incompatible features and on changing your default file format, click Help.

Don't show this message again.

Yes No Help
In Word 2007, in PowerPoint 2007, in Word 2010, or in PowerPoint 2010, this warning message contains the Don't show this message again check box. To suppress this warning message, click to select the Don't show this message again check box, and then click Yes or No in the warning message. After you do this, if you want to display this warning message again, you have to change the registry as follows.
Word 2010
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Registry subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options
Value nameDisableSaveAsLossWarningOpenDocumentText
Value typeDWORD
Value data0 - Display the warning message
1 - Suppress the warning message
Word 2007
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Registry subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options
Value nameDisableSaveAsLossWarningOpenDocumentText
Value typeDWORD
Value data0 - Display the warning message
1 - Suppress the warning message
PowerPoint 2010
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Registry subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\PowerPoint\Options
Value nameDisableSaveAsLossWarningOpenDocumentPresentation
Value typeDWORD
Value data0 - Display the warning message
1 - Suppress the warning message
PowerPoint 2007
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Registry subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
Value nameDisableSaveAsLossWarningOpenDocumentPresentation
Value typeDWORD
Value data0 - Display the warning message
1 - Suppress the warning message
In Excel 2007 or in Excel 2010, this warning message does not contain the Don't show this message again check box. To suppress or to display this warning message, you have to change the registry as follows.
Excel 2010
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Registry subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Options
Value nameDisableSaveAsLossWarningOpenDocumentSpreadsheet
Value typeDWORD
Value data0 - Display the warning message
1 - Suppress the warning message
Excel 2007
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Registry subkey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options
Value nameDisableSaveAsLossWarningOpenDocumentSpreadsheet
Value typeDWORD
Value data0 - Display the warning message
1 - Suppress the warning message

REFERENCES

For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
2007 Office system Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool updates version 3.0
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc178992.aspx#section1
Group Policy and Office Customization Tool (OCT) settings that address OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Office Open XML (OOXML) file formats in the 2007 Office system
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723552.aspx
For more information about the new Office open file formats and interoperability, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA102826481033.aspx

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Article ID: 970020 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
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