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How to Convert Doc to Docx in Different Ways?



Microsoft Office Word is the most common used editing file format in the daily life and work. And since the release of Microsoft Office 2007, a new file format .docx has come into our life. It was intended to improve versatility as some mass operations were difficult to perform with "big binary blob" .doc files and to improve security as the older file format had become a prime target for virus writers.

Obviously, Microsoft Word 2007 have improved lots compare to the older Word 2003. And we know that if you only installed a Word 2003 or earlier version on your PC, you'll have no right to open the new Docx files. Or when you want to convert your Doc files into other file format like PDF, ePub, etc. with a third-party program, but you find a tool which only support Docx format, then you need to change the file format to compatible with this different programs. Under this situation, more and more people are facing the problem of incompatibility and they want to find a simple way to turn Doc into Docx files for further using. So here we could like to show you two different ways to change your Word files from Doc to Docx easily and quickly.

Method 1. Change Your Word File Format in Microsoft 2007 or later

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Office 2007 on your computer, then open the Word file. Click the office button in the upper-left corner of the Word window. Then you'll see a file menu is displayed in your computer.

Step 2. Select "Save As" option in the file menu, and then you'll see 6 different options for your reference. To save your Word Doc files to Docx format, you only need to select "Word Document: Save the document in the default file format", then click "Save" button to finish the conversion.

Attention: If you need to change your Docx files to Doc format, then just select "Word 97-2003 Document" option in the second step to achieve your goal.

Method 2. Turn Word Doc into Docx via Zamzar

If you think that the first method is a little bit troublesome, then you can ask help from online tools. We all know that Internet have developed very fast and people can find all kinds of solutions in the searching engine. And there also lots of software studio are dedicated to study the most useful free conversion tools to improve user's productivity. Zamzar is just a free online tool that can help users to convert your Doc files to Docx with one simple click.

The operation of this tool is very easy, you only need to open the page: And then upload the file you want to convert and select the format you wish. Then click "Convert" button to finish the process.


As you can see, the second method is completely dependent on the network conditions. So sometimes the converting may take a long time. So in my opinion, the first method could be the ideal solution no matter you want to convert Doc to Docx or change Docx files to Doc format.

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