A few of our Mac toting makers sent in this tip on opening the new Microsoft Office doc format .docx (it doesn’t open natively now)…
Alex writes –
“I received one yesterday. Initial tests proved futile- no application wanted anything to do with it. But, after a little trial and error, I was able to retrieve the document and carry on with my day.
The first step is to rename your .docx file. It isn’t actually a .docx at the moment- it’s a zip file in disguise. Replace the file’s “.docx” extension with “.zip”.
The second step is pretty obvious, based on the first step. Unzip the file. You’ll find a folder with some stuff…” – Link.