How to Open / Convert .docx, .xlsx and .pptx Files?
By on September 2nd, 2008

With the release of Office 2007, Microsoft rolled out a new file format for saving files. The format uses XML to store the data and cannot be opened using the older versions of Office.

There are several instances where people are switching to the newer format, and if you don’t have Office 2007 on your PC you can still open and convert those files to be compatible with your version of office. To open .docx, .xlsx and .pptx files you will have to use any of the methods described below.

Using Office Compatibility Pack

If you have a older version of Microsoft Office, you can still open the new version files using a compatibility pack provided by Microsoft. The compatibility pack is available for download from Microsoft.

Using online Convertors

In the past we have covered several tools to convert files online. Zamzar is the one of the free online convertors, which will allow you to convert .docx, .xlsx and .pptx to a different format. Docx Converter also provides conversion from .docx format to a .doc format.

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  • http://www.mokshjuneja.com Moksh Juneja

    One of the most useful information based on Microsoft Word that i have received!!! Thanks a lot… i was actually looking got the conversion… is there any loss of data or design (specially in case of powerpoints).

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  • bob

    Zamzar is a piece of crap. Doesn’t work at all!!!

  • Bruce

    You could just install openoffice not only can you open all these new Microsoft format you will never have to worry about or go to the expense of buying Microsoft office software again ;-)

  • LeViX

    One cool service for converting pptx files.

 
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