How to convert Word to PDF in "Compatibility Mode"
Compatibility Mode, when the user goes to save a PDF as a Word Document, they can click on "Settings" (red arrow) and then uncheck "Generate Office 2007/2010 output" (Green Arrow). This is on by default. Unchecking this will tell the conversion to use the newer Office format and the output should not show as in "Compatibility Mode" in MS Word, but the documents created may not be compatible with earlier versions of MS Word.
For existing Word Documents that do show "Compatibility Mode", in Word, you can simply click on File, Info and click on "Convert" to convert the document into the newer format.
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