Open Office 2007 Documents In Older Versions Of Office

office2007professionalIf you have been using Microsoft Office, then you have probably noticed your word documents have changed file extensions. In the new version of Office, Microsoft introduced a new set of file formats: .docx, .docm, .xlsx, and .pptx, all of which are not compatible with any of the previous Microsoft Office. Some users are still running older versions of Word, and will experience compatibility issues when trying to open the new file extensions. Luckily, the fix is easy and in just a few minutes you will be up to date with the latest compatibility from Microsoft. 

To open Microsoft Office Word .docx or .docm files with Microsoft Office Word 2003, Word 2002, or Word 2000, you first need to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint File Formats. Simply download and run the executable file located here. File format converter

By using the Compatibility Pack you can open, edit, and save Office Word 2007 documents in previous versions of Word. You cannot open Office Word 2007 template files that were saved in .dotx or .dotm format.

If you just need to convert a single .docx file, and you don’t know how to install programs, or do not have administrator access to do so, then follow these steps. Point your web browser to Upload your file, select your preferred format (.doc), and enter your email address. In a moment, you should get a note containing a link to download the converted file. This is a free service, so please do not abuse it.