Saturday, December 16, 2006

Reading office 2007 file with 2003

With the recent release of the new Office 2007, one may expect more and more .docx, .pptx , ... file to be exchanged.
For those already using 2007 no problem; but most people will wait before switching to 2007 (maybe for a new computer purchase). So Microsoft has provided us with a plug-in for Office 2003 which enables us to read/write .docx and other new file formats.

You will find this genuine tool there on the micosoft website.

Another tip: *.docx, *.pptx, files are just a bunch of .xml and image files archived in a zip file. When such a file is corrupted, one may try uncompressing the file and modifying the corrupted xml before archiving everything back.

1 comment:

LGomez said...

Thanks for the info. very useful.