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Change the default save format from .docx to .doc in Word 2007

From Technix:

.docx is the new file format recognized only by office 2007, and office 2003 or later versions of office cannot open .docx word document files.

What is .docx?

It is the default file extension for saving documents in word 2007. These docx documents are essentially a bunch of zipped XML documents 

Let’s see how can you change the default file save format to .doc which is widely supported in the backward version of office 2007.

1. Open Microsoft Word, click office icon at the top left.


2. Now, Click the Word Options


3. Select Save in the left pane, then select Word 97-2003 Documents from the drop down.


4. Click OK

We hope you like this small tweak, but if still you have a .docx files which you want to open in office 2003 or later version of office, try using some free web services like or that can convert .docx files to .doc

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