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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007 document.
It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File Conversion app but I
can't find a setting that makes the document readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?


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If you haven't already done so, you should download and install
the the free Office 2007 compatibility pack from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...3-c6bb74cd1466
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Stephen Ford wrote:
I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007 document.
It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File Conversion app but I
can't find a setting that makes the document readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?



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Although you really should install the converter pack, you could ask the
sender to save the document as 'Word 97-2003 Document' which (s)he can find
in the 'Save As' menu.

Yves

"Stephen Ford" wrote in message
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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File Conversion
app but I can't find a setting that makes the document readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?


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If you have the Word 2007 converter installed - see
http://www.gmayor.com/Converter_Shows_Garbage.htm

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My web site www.gmayor.com
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"Stephen Ford" wrote in message
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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File Conversion
app but I can't find a setting that makes the document readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?



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On Feb 22, 10:53*pm, "Graham Mayor" wrote:
If you have the Word 2007 converter installed - seehttp://www.gmayor.com/Converter_Shows_Garbage.htm

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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File Conversion
app but I can't find a setting that makes the document readable.


What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?


google provides a free service to change all those docx and xlsx or
whatever to earlier formats. I tried it , works great, but also
downloaded
NativeWindsDocx2Rtf ver 3.8
from
http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com

it will also run on Win98 OS


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Worked a treat. Thanks.
SF

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If you haven't already done so, you should download and install the the
free Office 2007 compatibility pack from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...3-c6bb74cd1466 .

Stephen Ford wrote:
I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File
Conversion app but I can't find a setting that makes the document
readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?




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Thanks for confirming this feature is available. I quessed it should be. I
don't think the sender is particularly PC literate so when I suggested they
look for the option before posting this I didn't get coherent response. The
2007 compatibity pack has worked fine.
SF

"Yves Dhondt" wrote in message
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Although you really should install the converter pack, you could ask the
sender to save the document as 'Word 97-2003 Document' which (s)he can
find in the 'Save As' menu.

Yves

"Stephen Ford" wrote in message
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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File
Conversion app but I can't find a setting that makes the document
readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?




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Thanks.
SF

"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
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If you have the Word 2007 converter installed - see
http://www.gmayor.com/Converter_Shows_Garbage.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



"Stephen Ford" wrote in message
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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File
Conversion app but I can't find a setting that makes the document
readable.

What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?





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"Robert Macy" wrote in message
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On Feb 22, 10:53 pm, "Graham Mayor" wrote:
If you have the Word 2007 converter installed -
seehttp://www.gmayor.com/Converter_Shows_Garbage.htm

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web sitewww.gmayor.com
Word MVP web sitehttp://word.mvps.org


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I have received an attachment which the sender says is a word 2007
document. It has a ".docx" extension. My word 2003 starts a File
Conversion
app but I can't find a setting that makes the document readable.


What should the sender do to give me a document that is readable by Word
2003 without file conversion issues?


google provides a free service to change all those docx and xlsx or
whatever to earlier formats. I tried it , works great, but also
downloaded
NativeWindsDocx2Rtf ver 3.8
from
http://www.nativewindsofmontana.com


it will also run on Win98 OS


Thanks for the info. I didn't know Google provides this service.
SF


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Thanks for all comments. Have installed and used the MS converter with great
success.
SF


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