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.

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  1. Great reference, I have a recommendation: This is free and easy to use.
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  2. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Arafat,
    Thanks for leaving a comment. It’s nice to see new guys around here. I appreciate the recommendation. I did come across that link on Google while I was writing this post though I really haven’t seen the site so I just thought that maybe I’ll leave it for my readers to suggest and find out some more. So, thank you for adding it on the list for me.

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