<forceUpgrade> (Upgrade Document on Open)

This element specifies that the contents of this document may be upgraded and that the resulting document shall not have its functionality limited to only those functions compatible with earlier word processing applications. The only actions required as part of upgrading the document are:

  • The removal of this and the <uiCompat97to2003> element (§ This is needed in order to prevent future applications from disabling functionality on the resulting 'upgraded' document. If an application does not know how to upgrade a document, this element and the <uiCompat97to2003> element should be ignored and persisted.

  • The removal of all compatibility options (§ on the document which maintain compatibility with previous word processing applications. The compatibility settings which simply affect a given behavior shall not be turned off.

<w:forceUpgrade w:val="true"/> 

The <forceUpgrade> element's @val attribute has a value of true specifying that this document shall be upgraded by any application which supports this operation. ]

Parent Elements


The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Empty"/>