Docx Converter

Version: 1.1 || Release Date: 2006-12-27 || License: Freeware Developer: | App Owner: yeldarb

In Office 2007 Microsoft introduced a new file format called the Microsoft Open Office XML Format (.docx). This format is not compatible with older versions of Microsoft Word or with alternative operating systems like Linux or Mac OS X. Nor is it compatible with other word processing applications like OpenOffice, Lotus 123, or NeoOffice.

The Docx-converter Dashboard Widget allows you to convert files right from your Desktop. Simply drag the .docx file you want to convert into the drop area of the widget (click to drag, push F12, drop) and the widget will automatically convert the file and save it to the location of the original file (with a .htm extension) and (optionally) open it in your web browser. Best of all, any updates or feature additions to the website will automatically be reflected in the widget!

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3 Opinions

I use the free converter from Microsoft. It seems to work fine and doesn't need to be a gadget or anything. Just double-click the docx and it converted and opens up in Word (or presumably whichever program you might have set for DOC format files) automatically. --> see Microsoft Open XML Converter.

FYI the current release of NeoOffice reads OpenXML files from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Don't expect much out of this tool, it can only convert text and tables don't even render. But it is a useful tool nonetheless for pure text document conversion, which is enough for pretty much most of the average user base. I use this for those pesky small .docx files that you just need to read through quickly.