Create MXD files that are compatible with a previous version of ArcMap


ArcMap can save an MXD file that can be opened with a previous version of ArcMap.


Instructions provided describe how to save MXD files in a format compatible with earlier versions of ArcGIS.
For example:

  1. Click File > Save A Copy.
  2. In the Save as type drop-down menu, select the compatible ArcMap version, for example ArcMap 10.6 Document (*.mxd).
  3. Browse to an appropriate file location and type a filename.
  4. Click Save.

Article ID:000007950

  • ArcMap

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