Feb 272008

Docx is the new file extension standard for ms word 2007 documents, you can load the documents into ms word 2007 and then “save as” office 97-2003 document.

Solution 1

.DOCX to .DOC Converter Utility

In Office 2007 Microsoft introduced a new file format called the Microsoft Open Office XML Format (.docx). This format is not compatible with older versions of Microsoft Word or with alternative operating systems like Linux or Mac OS X. Nor is it compatible with other word processing applications like OpenOffice, Lotus 123, or NeoOffice.

Docx-converter.com offers a portable solution for your compatability needs. It will 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. Tables. And more!

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Solution 2

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007.With the Compatibility Pack, you can use some previous versions of Word to open Office Word 2007 documents that were saved in .docx and .docm formats. You cannot open Office Word 2007 template files that were saved in .dotx or .dotm format.

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  7 Responses to “How to convert documents with .DOCX to .DOC”

  1. i am having set of xlsx and pptx files, need to convert those to xls and ppt.

    I have downloaded and installed office compatibility pack, and tried converting the xlsx file to xls in command line.

    c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12>excelcnv -oice c:\xl.xlsx c:\xl.xls

    it gives out a xl.xls but its just the copy of my input xlsx file when i open that file in the office 2000 it gives error. i just renamed the xl.xls to xl.zip, now i can see the xmls inside. so it just created the copy of my input file and renamed it to xl.xls.

    Any help on this highly appreciated.


  2. After spending the time reading several articles about docx-converter, it wasn’t until I downloaded it and noticed a lot of extensions I didn’t recognize that I went back and found that docx-converter is for Mac OS only.

    I hope someone smacks Bill Gates up-side the head with a Linux laptop. This is another case of MicroCrap forcing something new on the public without any alternatives. I can’t use the MS update for Office because I can’t find my original disk (you need it to install the update).

    Linux & Open Source / GNU software is building up steam….It’ll be too late once little Billy sees them in the rear-view mirror! That day will not come soon enough for me!

  3. You can just use the save as feature in Office 07 and save as .DOC or .XLS or better still download the converter so you can use the new formats. Check this page http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA100444731033.aspx


  4. Woe unto the programmers, for what will they do when the perfect word processor is created? No more updates! No more need to upgrade… I’m finding most people are too stupid to know how to file “save as” an older format. I go round and round with them–mostly government agencies who always seem to get the latest software–trying to teach them how to save their lousy .docx as a .doc!!! Once again Microsoft has chosen to screw everyone who bought their earlier versions, by forcing all of us to buy their new one. I refuse. They could easily release a converter for my version of Word.

  5. Hey Folks,
    This DOCX could easily converted to DOC and that to again online 100% Free…!!!
    URL = http://doc.investintech.com/

  6. I couldn’t get the line command to work so I use Microsoft Access (VB).

    Sub docx2doc()

    '****** Open a docx file and save it as a doc file
    '****** Add looping and dir as needed for multiple files,
    '****** this is in the simplest form for instructional purposes.
    '****** This is taken from many online sources but...
    '****** I could not find it stated so simply in one place.

    Dim objApp As Object
    Dim strDocName As String
    Dim sFname As String
    Set objApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
    strDocName = "C:\Temp\test.docx"
    strDocSaveName = "C:\Temp\test.doc"
    ' OPEN--------------------------
    objApp.Documents.Open strDocName
    ' SAVE AS-----------------------
    objApp.Activedocument.SaveAs FileName:=strDocSaveName, FileFormat:=wdFormatDocument97
    ' CLOSE-------------------------
    End Sub
    End Sub

  7. FYI: When I pasted, it added an extra ‘end sub’ at the end.

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