If you are also facing this issue, following methods will definitely help you in fixing it:
- METHOD 1: Using Microsoft Word Options
- METHOD 2: Deleting Default Document Template
- METHOD 3: Using Registry Editor
METHOD 1: Using Microsoft Word Options
- 1. Open Microsoft Word, click on File Menu or ORB and then click on Options.
- 2. Now go to "Save" tab and select "Word Document (*.docx)" from the drop-down list given in "Save files in this format" section.
- 3. Apply the changes and restart Word. Now it should not show [Compatibility Mode] text in titlebar.
METHOD 2: Deleting Default Document Template
In such situation, you'll need to reset the default template for creating new documents using following steps:
- 1. Type %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Templates folder in Windows Explorer.
- 2. Look for Normal.dotm file in the folder. Either delete the file or rename it to some other name.
- 3. That's it. Open Word and it'll automatically create a new Normal.dotm file in Templates folder which will solve the issue.
METHOD 3: Using Registry Editor
If above mentioned 2 methods don't work for you, here is a Registry tweak to fix the issue:
- 1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
- 2. Now go to following key:
for Office 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options
for Office 2010: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options
for Office 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Options
- 3. In right-side pane, look for a DWORD CompatMode. If you find it, delete it. If it doesn't exist, create a new DWORD and set its name to CompatMode and set its value to 0
- 4. Close Registry Editor and restart Word. It should solve the problem.