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Zamzar defeats .docx

Posted by: on Feb 13, 2008 | 3 Comments

I don’t have Office 2007, and am starting to get Office 2007 (.docx) files via email. Today, rather than requesting a previous version file, I used conversion app Zamzar to take care of it. Zamzar is brower-based; you upload the file and Zamzar soon sends you a link to download the converted file.

I wouldn’t dream of using a service like this for something confidential, but for casual use, it’s great. Warning: the free version has a delay — in this case, about ten minutes. 

Zamzar – Free online file conversion

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  1. Andrew
    February 13, 2008

    There is a free docx to doc convertor from Microsoft. Much better than uploading word docs to some random website IMHO!

  2. cbd
    February 13, 2008

    OpenOffice and NeoOffice also open Office 2007 files. I’ve had no problems with conversion, excepting font issues.

  3. Clay Spinuzzi
    February 14, 2008

    Good points. Lately I’ve tended to move away from desktop software, partially for compatibility reasons (I use a Mac) and partially because it’s easier to work on different computers that way. But I think I actually have a copy of NeoOffice installed, so maybe I’ll try that out.

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