How to Open Docx Files

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Files with the extension "docx" are a new format for the Microsoft Word documents that has been designed to improve the file size reduction. The latest Microsoft Word was released as a part Microsoft Office 2007 and is popular word-processing software for creating, editing and printing documents. Microsoft Word versions prior to Office 2007 cannot open "docx" format files.

  • In Windows Vista/XP, click "Start" and open "All Programs."

  • Click "Microsoft Office" and then "Microsoft Office Word 2007" to open this application.

  • Press "Ctrl-O" on the keyboard. Browse your computer and find a Word document with the extension ".docx." Double-click on the file to open it.

References

  • "GO! with Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory," Shelley Gaskin, Robert L. Ferrett, Alicia Vargas, and Carolyn E McLellan, Jan 7, 2009.
  • "File Extension .DOCX Details"
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