In this tutorial, I will show to you 3 ways to open word files in older versions of Microsoft Office Word. Display Word version 2007 and upper in Word 2003
Up to present, Word users mostly switched to Word 2007 and above. But what about those who have not changed haven’t able to changed yet? Understanding user psychology, Microsoft has released a support software for Word 2003 to be able to read files of higher versions of MS Word and specifically to be able to read files in * .docx format, because From 2007 onwards, the Word file extension has been converted from doc to docx
Because of different formats, Word 2003 cannot read word files of newer versions. OK! On the main point in this article I will share with you some ways to be able to read the * .docx format in Word 2003 easily.
I. Open word files in older versions by using file format converters.
File Format Converters is a software provided by Microsoft to support reading Word 2007 or higher files on Word 2003 easily. You just need to download and install it on your computer. The software will be automatically integrated into Word 2003 only.
You can search for it online go directly go to this link below:
Proceed to install it on your computer, remember to turn off Office 2003 before installing. After the installation is complete, open the word file in .docx format to test it right away, if not, please Restart your computer and reopen it.
II. Convert file doc to docx.
1. Use converting software.
One more way to convert .doc format to .docx format to read in Word 2003 is to download docx convert software. I will leave the link below.
Download and install it. Also it is not hard to use.
2. Open word files in older versions by convert online through website.
In addition, there is also a very fast way you can use when you have a computer with internet connection.
First you visit this website: http://www.docx2doc.com/convert/docx-to-doc
Then click Select file to select the Word file you need to convert. After that click Convert File to DOC to convert and download the file.
III. Convert through Gmail.
1: First, upload the docx file to your Gmail first, you can send it to someone or send it to yourself.
2: Click the edit icon to open edit function.
3: Press Ctrl + A to select all and press Ctrl + C to copy the entire content.
4: Open word 2003 and press Ctrl + V to paste the content you just copied into Word 2003 file and click Save to save.
So I have instructed you how to read Word 2007/2010 and 2013 .. 2019 files on Word 2003 in 3 very simple ways. In those 3 ways, I encourage you to use the first method, which is to install the File Format Converters software for easy use.
Although there are different ways of handling it, I still recommend you switching to the newer versions of Word, currently 2016 or 2019, so that you can experience using Word better and more convenient. And also because some new features of Word cannot be used in Word 2003.
That’s all, good luck and remember to read more blog posts.