How To Convert DOCx Files? [Reader Query]

One of our readers recently send us a question asking us;

One of my friends recently emailed a attachment which had a DOCx extension, I am not sure how to open this file, can you please help me out with this.

The answer to question is pretty simple, to open DOCx file you will need to either have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on your computer, or convert the document to a compatible format, that you can open in other Microsoft Office versions or convert the file to a HTML format itself.

If you are looking to convert DOCx files there are quite a few options, two of which include the MS Office compatibility pack and Zamzar, a online file and document converter, which we had talked about in a earlier post that told you How to Open or Convert DOCx files.

In addition to those options, one of them being which can convert a Microsoft Office .docx file into a simple html file. It strips out some of the formatting, but now supports bold, italic, and underlined text. Left, right, center, and justified alignment. Unicode characters.

Another option is to use a tool called DocX2RTF which will convert DOCx files to Rich Text Format (RTF) files.

All in all, you do have a lot of options to convert DOCx files so that you can view them in older editions of Microsoft Office, if you do not have Microsoft Office installed, you can try out one of the Free Microsoft Office Alternatives to view word documents.

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