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Lucas CAV

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1,659 posts

125 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Can anyone point me in the direction of a way of reading a docx file?

pref. online as I can't really download any software.



judas

5,059 posts

165 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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http://docx-converter.com/

Google's really useful for this kind of stuff you know wink

Puggit

36,054 posts

154 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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RizzoTheRat

13,783 posts

98 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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It's MS office 2007. Belive there's a plugin available for older versions of office, bit if not get back to the originator and ask them to save it in the older version format.

Mr E

17,100 posts

165 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Had this recently. Opened it in open office and saved it as a PDF.
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Lucas CAV

Original Poster:

1,659 posts

125 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Puggit said:
seriously - what is the point of this?

googling it produces lots of results -- none of which have i had much success yet.


Muntu

6,863 posts

105 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Get it from Microsoft, you can be sure that it has no added "extras"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...

Lucas CAV

Original Poster:

1,659 posts

125 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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judas said:
http://docx-converter.com/

Google's really useful for this kind of stuff you know wink
ok mr sarcastic -- v useful but I need to read it not wait an unspecified amount of time for it to be sent to me

Isaac Hunt

7,877 posts

117 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Rename the file extension from .docx to .doc

That worked for me

Hammer67

3,509 posts

90 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Muntu said:
Get it from Microsoft, you can be sure that it has no added "extras"

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?Fa...
Thanks from Mrs H67, saved her a trip into work over Xmas. Good man.

Ray Singh

2,549 posts

136 months

Thursday 24th December 2009
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Isaac Hunt said:
Rename the file extension from .docx to .doc

That worked for me
+1 or ask a freind to open it on MS office 2007 and save as a doc file.


judas

5,059 posts

165 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Lucas CAV said:
judas said:
http://docx-converter.com/

Google's really useful for this kind of stuff you know wink
ok mr sarcastic -- v useful but I need to read it not wait an unspecified amount of time for it to be sent to me
Oooh, :handbag: tongue out

I usually get stuff back within minutes. If that's not fast enough you're on your own...


ymwoods

1,898 posts

83 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Isaac Hunt said:
Rename the file extension from .docx to .doc

That worked for me
This does work in some situations but if some of the recent features in 2007 have been used (which the older versions do not support, hence the file change...plus some other reasons that I won't get into) then you will find only the normal text etc will come out ok, the rest will be covered in ascii characters (the boxes and weird symbols)

simba1

547 posts

106 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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Lucas CAV said:
Can anyone point me in the direction of a way of reading a docx file?

pref. online as I can't really download any software.

open office 3.1 will open it. free download and use. http://www.openoffice.org/[url]

Muntu

6,863 posts

105 months

Friday 25th December 2009
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simba1 said:
Lucas CAV said:
Can anyone point me in the direction of a way of reading a docx file?

pref. online as I can't really download any software.

open office 3.1 will open it. free download and use. http://www.openoffice.org/[url]
FFS people, just use the software that Microsoft provide for doing it, in my link above.

telecat

7,616 posts

147 months

Saturday 26th December 2009
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Just for clarification the links to Microsoft are referring to the "Office compatibility pack". This updates Office 2003 etc to read documents created in Office 2007. As this covers Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc it pretty much cuts the need to update to 2007.

mmm-five

6,529 posts

190 months

Saturday 26th December 2009
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telecat said:
Just for clarification the links to Microsoft are referring to the "Office compatibility pack". This updates Office 2003 etc to read documents created in Office 2007. As this covers Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc it pretty much cuts the need to update to 2007.
The only things it doesn't work on are elements that use Office 2007/2008 only elements - such as some of the new fancy diagrams, table shadows, shape effects, etc which are rendered as uneditable PNGs when you open them in a older version.

Some of my clients with Office 2000/2003 also have had their apps crash when trying to view these converted documents (tends to be due to the table shadows) - although I do ask them before I start work what format they're happy with and you'd probably not be surprised to learn that most simply state "we're using the 'latest' version" - until I specifically ask them if they're using 2007 and they claim to have both versions available. It's only when they start having problems that they look carefully and notice they've got 2003 or 2000.

telecat

7,616 posts

147 months

Sunday 27th December 2009
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mmm-five said:
telecat said:
Just for clarification the links to Microsoft are referring to the "Office compatibility pack". This updates Office 2003 etc to read documents created in Office 2007. As this covers Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc it pretty much cuts the need to update to 2007.
The only things it doesn't work on are elements that use Office 2007/2008 only elements - such as some of the new fancy diagrams, table shadows, shape effects, etc which are rendered as uneditable PNGs when you open them in a older version.

Some of my clients with Office 2000/2003 also have had their apps crash when trying to view these converted documents (tends to be due to the table shadows) - although I do ask them before I start work what format they're happy with and you'd probably not be surprised to learn that most simply state "we're using the 'latest' version" - until I specifically ask them if they're using 2007 and they claim to have both versions available. It's only when they start having problems that they look carefully and notice they've got 2003 or 2000.
Doesn't surprise me, after all I have friends convinced their Computer was running on Windows 7 because they had Internet Explorer 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lestag

4,611 posts

182 months

Sunday 27th December 2009
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Also
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891090
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925180/en-us

if you don't have microsoft word/excel etc
MS have viewers available for most of their prodicts.