How to read and open Microsoft Office 2010 DOCX word format? A large group of Microsoft Office user is not aware of the change in document format from DOC to DOCX. I believe this was done intentionally by Microsoft to boost sales of Office, without this new incompatibility between the old and new Office, there is no good reason to upgrade. Microsoft Office 2000 is as good as Office 2010.
When you receive a DOCX file, you are left with 2 options, which is to convert it to DOC via online, upload and download from Google Docs or download another free word processor – OpenOffice to do the job of converting.
In addition to read and write support for the Microsoft Office binary file formats (.doc; .xls, .ppt, etc.), OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now capable of opening files created with Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc.). Thus, OpenOffice.org users can interact with users still using Microsoft Office. The various filters for the Microsoft Office file formats also make mixed environments possible, so that some users stay on Microsoft Office while others use OpenOffice.org.
If you haven’t heard of OpenOffice, perhaps it is time to switch. OpenOffice is as good as Microsoft Office, after all, Office has tons of features that you might not use, why pay for a product when you are going to use 20% of the features?
p.s. Don’t you find it funny that Microsoft has no intention of releasing an add-on for previous version to read the DOCX format?