Ensuring Your Excel Workbook is Backwards Compatible


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What two links appear, when the compatibility checker dialogue box appears, that will assist you fixing the potential issue?

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1. When you save a file as an older version, what process does Excel automatically perform?

2. In the lesson, you learned one example feature that may not be compatible between the latest version of MS Excel and older versions, such as 97. What was the feature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The main goal of these assessments is to help you better understand the process of checking backwards compatibility on Excel. You can expect to be tested on the two links in the compatibility checker box and what Excel will do when you try to save a file to an older version.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will help you review:

  • Two links within the compatibility checker box
  • What Excel does when you try saving a file as an older version
  • Previous feature not available with current versions
  • How to run the compatibility check
  • Primary ways to check compatibility

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about two links in the compatibility checker box from the related backwards compatibility lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to run the compatibility check and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the previous feature not available with current versions

Additional Learning

The lesson called Ensuring your Excel Workbook is Backwards Compatible is associated with these assessments and will help you learn more about:

  • Define what backwards compatibility is
  • Understand the importance of knowing if something is backwards compatible or not
  • Identify the ways Microsoft Excel handles compatible features amongst its different versions
  • Describe what the compatibility checker does within Excel