How do I save to an earlier version of Stata? Nichole Leigh January 04, 2017 01:50 Updated Follow Click on the "Options" tab. Click on "Output Options (1)" in the Available Options Box on the left. Select the desired version from the drop-down menu you wish to change. Click the "Save" button. Proceed to transfer. Related articles I am getting an error message about encoding errors. I didn't deactivate Stat/Transfer, and now I no longer have access to my computer. Can I free up an activation somehow? How do I deactivate Stat/Transfer? All About Encoding Errors How do I activate Stat/Transfer? Comments 1 comment Sort by Date Votes Gitte Ortoft April 14, 2016 09:56 Thank, you that worked. Gitte 0 Permalink Please sign in to leave a comment.