Windows 10: word documents saved as wordpad documents

  1.    09 Dec 2015 #1

    word documents saved as wordpad documents


    I am using Word 2013 on my laptop. Windows 8 was operating system. Recently upgraded to Windows 10. When I save Word documents now, they are saved as Wordpad documents. (.xml files) Wordpad does not recommend some of the Word formatting and alters the documents.

    How do I correct this? I want the save as Word documents, as I did in the past.

    Thank you.
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       09 Dec 2015 #2

    In Word try the file tab > Options >Save. You should be able to change to a default of .docx .
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  3.    09 Dec 2015 #3

    Use 'Save as' and choose from the list of options.

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