Thursday, February 11, 2010

Convert .DOCX to .DOC for Free

If you are having a hard time opening and reading .DOCX and other Microsoft Office 2007 documents (Excel and Powerpoint), there is a free and an easier way of viewing them without installing MSOffice 2007.

You don't have to pay some websites that offer conversion of such documents. One solution is to download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack here

For Mac users, you can use Open XML Converter that allows you to convert Open XML files that were created in Office 2008 or Office 2007 for Windows so that you can open, edit, and save them in earlier versions of Office for Mac. It can also convert Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations that are in the Open XML Format so that you can open and edit the files in Office 2004 for Mac and Office version X for Mac. You can choose to convert and open one file, or convert a large number of files.

Download the files here:

.dmg size: 45MB

Open the program after installing.
You will see this:

Drag the .docx file through the center and the program will do the rest.