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Docx File Converter: 3+1 Ways to Convert and View Docx files


Docx File Converter: 3+1 Ways to Convert and View Docx files

Docx is the new file format of Word 2007 and this is the default format of Word 2007. This format cannot be opened in previous versions of Word unless you have the office compatibility pack installed. Incase you do not wish to install the compatibility pack, there are online converters to do the job of converting to .doc format. Here is the list of top 3 online converters.

1. Zamzar: Zamzar can convert variety of file formats and Docx is one of them. Select the file and format to be converted and enter your email id, the file will be converted and a link will be sent to your email ID for download.


2. Docx2Doc: As the name indicated, this service converts docx formats into doc files so that it can be viewed in Word 2003 or lower. The major disadvantage with this service its that there is a one hour delay in downloading the converted files to reduce website bandwidth.

3. Docx Converter:  This is again a good service to convert Docx file and the output file is in html format so that it can be read in all systems. There is also a desktop widget for converting.


In case you just want to view a docx file, then there is a simpler way for this. Rename the extension of file from .docx to .zip and then extract the contents. Docx is basically a set of xml files. When you unzip the file, you get a folder named Word and inside that you can see a file named document.xml. To view the contents of the document, open document.xml.

If there are other services, please do mention it in comments.

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  1. Kanak Bhandari

    February 7, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I have MS compatibility pack installed as 50% of our office system are installed with MSoffice 2007 and every now and then i get a .docx file, so going online everytime is like wastage of lots of time ….. Zamzar is a good service and pretty fast too .. I have been using it to convert .doc to .pdf … 😀

  2. Madhur Kapoor

    February 8, 2008 at 12:46 am

    I prefer Zamzar . It is quite fast.

  3. nirmaltv

    February 8, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    If you have Office2007 installed, then these services may not be of much help to you.

    Zamzar is good service.

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  5. Sumesh

    February 11, 2008 at 6:30 am

    @Nirmal: Interesting, I’d covered video conversion tools, and one of these might have been included.
    @Kanak: You can use to convert doc to pdf – even JohnChow and WPDesigner uses it for making ebooks.

  6. nirmaltv

    February 11, 2008 at 11:11 am

    These tools can be used for more than one converting job.

  7. Raj

    February 11, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    My Fav One Is Zamzar 🙂

  8. Beth Cravens

    July 31, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Holy cow thanks for the zip file tip! Made my life so much easier.

  9. Badrul Ahsan

    November 5, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    My heartiest thanks for the zip technique. Such a simple and useful solution of this problem is unique. I really found it amazing.

  10. Scott Donald

    December 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for the tips, it didn’t work for me 🙁 but a good article.

    I’ll be posting more articles on this topic on my Web Design Blog

  11. hassan

    January 10, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    mmmmmmm dear sirs
    so thx for this web site

  12. Ryan

    January 14, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Is there any freeware available? I can’t use an online service to convert sensitive documents, and our workstation restrictions prevent me from installing the Microsoft tools.

  13. MsChris

    January 15, 2009 at 4:29 am

    @Ryan: can you try the trick Nirmal suggests, at the very end of the article, of changing the file extension to .zip ?

  14. dan

    April 13, 2009 at 10:43 am

    In case you just want to view a docx file, then there is a simpler way for this. Rename the extension of file from .docx to .zip and then extract the contents.

  15. Paul Dave

    November 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I mostly use PDFfiller to convert word or powerpoint document to fillable PDFs. Its not the same thing, but maybe someone needs it. It also allows you to fill, edit, erase in a pdf, esign, efax, add logos and pics to pdfs. Its pretty easy to use and its pretty cheap. I think you can get a free week if you and a friend both register. Here is a link to the site’s functionality

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