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Converting between Word 2004’s .doc Format and Word 2008’s .docx Format

I’ve been working in Word 2008 for a few months now, and I’ve had good success in saving my files in .doc format so that I can work easily with people who are still using Word 2004. However, if you’re working in a mixed Word 2008/2004 environment, you may find that it’d be nice to have a .docx converter for Word 2004. To get that converter, you need to do two things first, update your copy of Office to version 11.5.0 and, second, install the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.

Alternately, for a quick conversion without doing all that installing, check out Zamzar, a Web-based file-conversion service. (Thanks to TUAW Tips for the Zamzar suggestion.)

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