This post is about how to convert a docx or docm format file of Microsoft Office 2007 to a compatible format of windows 2003. The most preferred solution for this would be upgrading to MS Office 2007 but still if you aren’t able to do this then refer the following techniques.
Method 1 : Microsoft Compatability Package
Microsof released a support package for MS Word 2003 long back for supporting for all word, excel, power point in Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats ( 37 Mb ) .
Download the above support package from the link mentioned above and install it , Now try opening a docx or other 2007 MS Office file formats It should work fine but there are some incidented reports saying that though after installing the support package when trying to open it throws an error saying
“there was an error opening the file.”
This is because of OLE32.dll not registering properly says this article,
Follow the steps mentioned in those article to resolve if you got any issue after installing the above support package , mostly it should work fine.
Method 2 : Online Way
There are “N” number of websites offering free MS OFFICE 2007 File Format to MS OFFICE 2003 File Format Conversions ,
They provide conversion services for their visitors but the only limitation is that you should have internet connectivity to convert the file.
METHOD 3: Software Way
If you don’t have internet then you cannot use online file conversion techniques for conversions. So, the other possible option you have is using stand alone desktop applications. There are many different file format conversion softwares available in internet but this particular conversion software has got rating as 19th best word processing software in brothersoft.
Download it from http://www.brothersoft.com/docx-to-doc-converter-371233.html and install it on your pc to start using this application.
Hope you got the answers for what you came here.
Thanks for reading and have a good day.