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Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to Open Office 2010 DOCX Files in Old Version

Microsoft introduced the .docx file format in new Office 2010 Word. The reason why it blocks users to open .docx files in old Word version is very obvious. What if you are not convenient to install the new Office 2010 to replace the commonly used Word, how do you read the .docx format as .doc files in old Microsoft Word? If you meet this problem you can follow this tutorial to convert the DOCX files to DOC format and open them easily.

Software you’ll need :

* Docx Converter
* Office 2010 converter
* Pdf to Doc/Docx Converter 3000

Open Office DOCX files in previous version
The latest Office 2010 has plenty of new features which bring you lots of benefits and much convenience. However, we can't open the Office 2010 files in previous version. Lots of users meet difficulties in opening DOCX files in old Office Word. Actually, there is not only one way

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Tip 1. Open Office DOCX Files by OpenOffice
You can use the Open XML Translator for OpenOffice to be able to read and edit docx files with OpenOffice. You can go to get it. This is a pretty good solution.

Tip 2. Install the Compatibility Pack
To open Microsoft Office Word 2007 .docx or .docm files with Microsoft Office Word 2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000, you need to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint File Formats and any necessary Office updates.

By using the Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system, you can open, edit some items, and save Office Word 2007 documents in previous versions of Word. With it, you can use some previous versions of Word to open Office Word 2007 documents that were saved in .docx and .docm formats.

Tip 3. Open DOCX files by online tool
There is another hassle free method to open and view .docx files. You can use a converter to convert the .docx file. There are several online tools that you can use to convert a .docx file.


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