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  • January 27th, 2007, 06:07 AM
    Jeordiewhite
    Did you happen to try simply opening the file with winzip, winrar or the zip extractor in windows and taken a look at what is contained inside of the docx file?
    It's not the old binary format anymore that is quite hard to view and change with out microsoft word, which is what most of the times documents have errors for.

    The container is a zip file that is structured with xml documents. All contents are easily available through renaming them to zip and opening them unless you associate your program to docx/docm.

    I am not sure how different the spec for them was with the beta versions, but that doesn't matter now. If you can unzip and view with a text or xml editor, you can recover any contents from any of the new office formats. Which was difficult to do with the older binary formats.

    Try exploring the file structures yourself, it's simple enough to extract out most if not all of what you need.
  • January 26th, 2007, 03:27 PM
    BluesMan1
    I already tried the compatibilty pack, other file converter but no chances with this for now.

    I don't have that much info with Word 2007, reinstalling the Beta and saving the files in other format will probably do.

    Thanks for the replies
  • January 26th, 2007, 09:34 AM
    Jeordiewhite
    Thats probably the easiest solution, but if you knew what you were doing, you could open or extract the docx with a program that supports zip compression. The files are saved in xml format which you can manage to salvage the data out of and pictures. You may have to restructure the file, but if that's too complicated, simply make new files with the text, images or whatever content you may find in the xml files.
    The docx is really a good idea for a format, but I guess maybe beta editions still didn't have the latest specifications of it and I guess may have been incompatible which seems supprising they didn't work still. However instead of being a binary file, you can recover things from the document yourself atleast.

    The compatibility pack should be complete for older office versions, so hopefully you will have good luck in the future if you still use it.
  • January 26th, 2007, 08:50 AM
    paul9
    Reinstall the Beta version and resave your documents in a different format?
  • January 26th, 2007, 06:00 AM
    BluesMan1

    .docx to word doc

    I uninstalled Office 2007 Beta and now i have some Word documents that i can not open with Word 2003.

    I installed the compatibility pack and it's still doesn't work. I don't know what is the next step, did a search on Google and tried different converters but none seems to work.

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