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Me Myself I
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My uni computers now appear to save stuff as docx files. This is really irritating as I use open office on my laptop.

I saved a report at uni today, and brought it home, assuming I could get the docx converter to put it into html format for me, but it doesn't appear to be e-mailing me the final result.

Has anyone else used docx converter? Does anyone have a better way of doing it? Does anyone know if I can still save uni stuff as a .doc file, or will I have to use docx from now on?

I'm very confused!
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Just save the file as a .doc on the uni computer, it will be in the drop down list when you save it.
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Select "Office 97-2003 Document" from the save menu
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File > Save as > "office 97-2003 document"

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Thanks very much

There isn't any other way I can convert it at home is there? I was really hoping to do some work on it tonight...

The new Microsoft Office has been confusing me all afternoon, although I have to admit it looks prettier than the old versions.
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I'm sure I remember someone telling me the newest version of OpenOffice can open .docx files, I may be wrong or misinformed though. If not, then as IChem said, you can select .doc format when saving the document at uni.
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The DocX converter you mentioned should work, you could alternatively obtain a copy of office 2007.
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Me Myself I
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I could... but Microsoft Office costs money!

I'll try downloading the newest version of OpenOffice and see what happens...
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I think I got an okay-ish result for docx->odt with this site but there were some graphic elements that went screwy.
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If you send me the file I could save it as .doc and send it back to you.

Or these might help:
http://docx-converter.com/
http://www.nativewinds.montana.com/s.../docx2rtf.html
http://www.freewaregenius.com/2008/0...with-docx2rtf/
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(Original post by Me Myself I)
I could... but Microsoft Office costs money!

I'll try downloading the newest version of OpenOffice and see what happens...
If that doesn't work, you could download Word Viewer (or something of a similar name from Microsoft), this allows you to open .docx files to view but not edit. You can then copy and paste from Word Viewer into OpenOffice and save as .doc as normal. Just make sure when making any changes at uni and saving, if it asks if you want to change the file format say No.
Edit: Word Viewer download page
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(Original post by pritnep)
If you send me the file I could save it as .doc and send it back to you.
Yeah, what he said, I'd be willing to do the same thing.
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The new openoffice (I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago) appears to have a (.doc) option. When you save, there should be a drop down menu next to 'save as type' and it should be on there!
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If I remember right you can also download a free 30 day trial of the MS office from the microsoft website which would solve your problem right now.
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(Original post by Me Myself I)
I could... but Microsoft Office costs money!

I'll try downloading the newest version of OpenOffice and see what happens...
http://www.software4students.co.uk/O...ware-list.aspx

If you insist on being legit, that's pretty damn cheap if you're a student.
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Me Myself I
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Thank you everyone!

Finally got the WordViewer thing to work - I think my computer is just very slow and temperamental
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Why use open office when you can use Office 2003 with a simple plugin http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...444731033.aspx
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Why use open office when you can use Office 2003 with a simple plugin http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...444731033.aspx
Because Office 2003 you also have to pay for?
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Because Office 2003 you also have to pay for?
But the OP already has Office 2003...
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Nope, I only have Open Office. Uni has whatever the newest version of MS Office is called
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