Docx vs Dodc files in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by BSingletonSeattle, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Recently purchased computer with Vista--created a Word doc, and tried to send
    as attachemnt in email--however, Word doc came out as docx. file -- possible
    to create just plain doc file in Vista? If so, how?
    BSingletonSeattle, Jun 1, 2007
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  2. BSingletonSeattle

    Dave Guest

    If only MS had put some Help files in Word....

    I assume you mean Word 2007?
    I don't have it, but surely there's a way to do File - Save As.. - and pick
    Dave, Jun 1, 2007
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  3. On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 12:41:10 -0400, Dave wrote:

    Dave is correct. There is a "save as .doc" option. IIRC you can set it as a
    default "save as" option in Word.
    Joey DoWop Dee, Jun 1, 2007
  4. BSingletonSeattle

    KDE Guest

    really has nothing to do with Vista. .docx is the default extension for
    Word 2007. to save as an older format (i.e. doc) when saving hit "save
    as..." and use the file type pull down box to select Word 97-2003 (.doc)

    also, people with office versions 2002 and older will not be able to open
    docx files, but Word 2003 will open them (user will be prompted with an
    option to download and install a plug-in enabling the use of .docx files in
    Word 2003)
    KDE, Jun 1, 2007
  5. BSingletonSeattle

    Tim Guest

    Tim, Jun 1, 2007
  6. BSingletonSeattle

    AJR Guest

    Word 2007 creates two file extensions - *.DOCX as mentioned and .DOCM if a
    macro is uncluded with the document.
    AJR, Jun 1, 2007

  7. This has *nothing* to do with Windows Vista, which, as an operating
    system, naturally has no word processing capabilities.

    From your description, I would have to guess that you used Microsoft
    Word 2007 and saved the document in Word 2007's default native format,
    XML. If you don't want this behavior in the future, simply use Word's
    "Save as" feature to save files in the format of your choice.

    Alternatively, if you need/want the new formating capabilities, you can
    continue saving Word 2007 documents in the new XML format, and inform
    your correspondents that Microsoft offers a free utility to enable older
    versions of Office to handle Office 2007's XML files:

    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007
    File Formats


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    Bruce Chambers, Jun 2, 2007
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