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#1 loneoakret

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:15 PM

I have received a number of emails containing files with the .docx suffix on the end. I cannot open these files on my computer. I currently have MS Office, but it will not open the .docx files properly. Can anyone help me?

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

.docx documents are created using MS Word 7

If you do not have MS Word 7, there is a compatibility pack that can be installed if you have the previous version of MS Word. I recall being prompted to install it the first time I tried to open such a document.

Note, however, that there will be differences in how the code is rendered even using the compatibility pack which may affect how the document shows on your computer.

LibreOffice, a free Office Suite, will also open and work with MS Word 7 documents, and I believe you can save in MS Word 7 format as well. You can read about it here: http://www.libreoffice.org/

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 05:31 PM

Alternatively, you can contact the individual(s) sending the .docx files and ask them to send them in .doc format (Word 2010 offers the option to save files to .doc and it's not a big deal for them to do it).

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:20 PM

The compatibility pack is great. Now my wife can open .docx and .xlsx files in Office 2000.

Edited by md2lgyk, 24 August 2011 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 04:30 AM

Glad it took care of your issues.

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