Easily open .docx on a Mac

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Easily open .docx on a Mac

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.

6 thoughts on “Easily open .docx on a Mac

  1. Vassilis Papadopoulos says:

    Those files can be open with Illustrator CS3. They can be edit as text but no style is convertet from word.

  2. Jonathan says:

    They don’t look as pretty, but you can just open them with TextEdit.

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