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Version 11 uses a new-style message formatting.

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The new style has useful features, and it is usually desirable. However, when saved in a notebook, it doesn't display correctly in older versions of Mathematica. If we use version 11 to write documentation for a package that is also compatible with older versions, we cannot include new-style messages in the notebook.

How can we turn off this new message formatting?

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We can get old-style messages using

Internal`$MessageMenu = False

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Needless to say, this is unsupported and undocumented functionality.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks to WRI support for the information! $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Aug 15 '16 at 16:33
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    $\begingroup$ This is exactly what I needed. I have been going back and forth with tech support with no luck. $\endgroup$ – Mike Honeychurch Dec 23 '16 at 1:46

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