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Resolving DOC File Incompatibilities with MS Office 2007

November 18, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More

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We all know that DOC file extensions correspond to documents created on earlier versions of Microsoft Word application.

For those using the new MS Office Suite 2007, DOC files are better known to have DOCX extension.


Familiarity with these file extensions can help you get out of confusion however if you are using the current MS Word 2007 for document creation, you might get into some trouble if you ever want your files open on a computer with an old version of MS Word installed because it will only recognize DOC or .doc files.

So, how do you resolve this issue?

There are various resources that can be found online starting off with web-based file converters such as,,, and

However, if internet connection hinders you from using the web, you can download trial versions from to do the job for you.

Just a reminder, some of the websites mentioned above do charge a fee for access depending on the amount of files to be converted.

I may have missed a lot of great web resources for file conversion online so your recommendations and suggestions are very much welcome.

Ever Heard of Dot LIC File Extension?

September 8, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

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Dealing with various types of software everyday definitely exposed me to many different types of files and its corresponding extensions.

Today, let me introduce you to something new which will give you an idea how sharewares and other commercial software programs use file extensions for their licenses.

Most of us who uses licensed software may not be aware that the moment we register the software we bought to the manufacturer, a .lic file extension is created which contains all the registration information. File extensions ending in .lic are sometimes written in text file but may also be encrypted.

Various programs use this file extension so the best way to recognize them is to determine their location including the date and time it was made in order to track which programs were running when the file was written.

Aside from distinguishing dot lic files as software licenses, the same extension is also used to designate Borland license files, ESET NOD32 Antivirus license files, FLEXnet Manager license files, and PETRA Log Image Calibration files.

If you ever run into LIC files, don’t fret because you only need to open it with your text editor like Notepad, WordPad or any third party text editor and you’re good to go.