Tag: MS Office 2007

HOW TO: Make MS 2007 Files Compatible on Older Systems

November 19, 2009 | By | Reply More

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My post about making docx files compatible on older MS Office installations makes use of web services or online converters to achieve file extension adoptability on older systems.

This post however will do us otherwise a big favor of keeping MS Office 2007 files compatible with older MS Office applications by simply installing Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System.

This move would eventually make all files generated by the Office 2007 usable on say for example MS 2002 install.

So, if you gave a docx file that you’d want to open on a 2002 MS Office application, you can actually do it.

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 docx2doc.com, docx-converter.com, cometdocs.com, zamzar.com and converters.com.

However, if internet connection hinders you from using the web, you can download trial versions from batchwork.com 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.