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9.2. How to Convert Other File Formats to DOC and DOCX to Open in MS Word

The School of Business default installation of MS Office 2007 and 2010 includes all installable Microsoft file and graphics converters. Though the file associations that bind WPS, ODT, and MS Works files to Word are not entered into the registry it is possible to open these files by first opening MS Word then opening the file.

 

 

All students using the applications above also have the ability to export documents as a DOC file or RTF file which are both 100% compatible with MS Word. Worst case scenario more resourceful students can use an online file converter to achieve the same result.

For best result be sure to thoroughly check formatting figures, table of content and other special features of the document after converting.

Some, but not all documents should convert properly using the MS Office Compatibility Pack. It does not handle figures, especially those created in Word accurately.

There is a list of services and software which convert *.docx to other file formats including *.doc, PDF, RTF and other popular formats:

o   http://www.docx2doc.com/

o   http://docx-converter.com/

o   http://zamzar.com/

o   http://www.merawindows.com/Forums/tabid/324/forumid/89/postid/42361/scope/posts/Default.aspx

o   www.OpenOffice.org

o   http://portableapps.com/node/6328

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