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cosmichobo
4th October 2009, 02:09 PM
G'day,

My fiancee has twice in the past month needed to open a .docx document sent to her by people from Uni...

The "default" app is TextEdit, which shows only mumbojumbo.
If you run Stuffit/etc, it creates a folder, containing several sub folders... in what I gather is what should be the contents of a... unix thingy... package?

What is the Mac solution to .docx files?

cheers n thanks

cosmic

Lutze
4th October 2009, 02:14 PM
Office 2008 or Pages.

The_Hawk
4th October 2009, 02:14 PM
Office 2008 (or a converter)

soulman
4th October 2009, 02:21 PM
docx is the new Word format, as xlsx is the new one for Excel. There is also a convertor available from Microsoft to convert them to the older formats.

mattydee
4th October 2009, 02:23 PM
docx is the new Word format, as xlsx is the new one for Excel. There is also a convertor available from Microsoft to convert them to the older formats.
exactly right, the new formats are XML containers - this is why you would have seen folders when you extracted it

dickg
4th October 2009, 04:34 PM
I use OpenOffice and NeoOffice. Free which all the functionality of MS Office as far as I can see. You can save to heaps of file formats, unlike Pages.

dagaz
4th October 2009, 06:13 PM
.docx should also open fine in TextEdit, at least they do on my machine - although with some formatting stripped.

cosmichobo
4th October 2009, 07:37 PM
Text edit's no good here... (10.4.9...)

Will have to look at Open Office...

Alex Morrow
4th October 2009, 07:44 PM
We opened a .docx on a G4 Powerbook (10.4.11) with MS Office 2004. I made sure that all the MS Office updates were, um, up to date (11.5.3), then there was a site on Microsoft's website where you could download something that allowed Office 2004 to open .docx. I did a Google search for opening .docx for Mac and found the instructions there. (see below)
The document was converted to .doc and opened with all formatting there.
Download and install the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac package.
Download details: Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6B9238E1-CF69-48C4-BF2D-C4A8ACEEE520&displaylang=en)

MissionMan
4th October 2009, 07:45 PM
iwork with pages.

icant
4th October 2009, 09:40 PM
Upload to scribd.com

4K78
4th October 2009, 09:51 PM
Download and install the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac package.
Download details: Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 1.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6B9238E1-CF69-48C4-BF2D-C4A8ACEEE520&displaylang=en)

You should actually downloaded the latest version (currently 1.0.2) from Microsoft's Mactopia downloads page (http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.mspx).