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DOCX is the most recent version of Microsoft Word’s DOC extension. Despite a number of updates and enhancements, the basic functionality hasn’t changed. The extension is still used for creating documents, editing and inserting various items like imag

Unique and technical features of DOCX

Fierce competition on the market forced MS to implement Office Open XML. And the extension launched in 2007 automatically became the default format of Microsoft Office.

The key benefits of the updated version are enhanced efficiency, smaller file sizes and compressible images. However, despite obvious advantages, many users kept saving files in the DOC format due to certain compatibility issues.

Another implicit advantage of the DOCX format is that you no longer need MS Office on your device to open the document. Moreover, users received an opportunity to edit their documents online with Google Docs. Simply upload the file to your Google Drive and you are free to correct, share and leave comments on the document online.

File extension
Internet media type
Document file format
Programs that use this format
Microsoft Word (version 2007 and later)
OpenOffice Writer
Google Docs
Microsoft Corporation


How do I convert a DOCX file to Word?
How to convert DOCX to DOCUpload docx-file(s) Select files from Computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, URL or by dragging it on the page.Choose "to doc" Choose doc or any other format you need as a result (more than 200 formats supported)Download your doc.
Can I open DOCX in office?
If you are using Microsoft Office Word 2007 or Word 2010, you can open . docx or . ... Apps for Office. The app doesn't run, but it will be available if the document is upgraded to Word 2013 or 2016.
What format is a DOCX document?
A DOCX file is a Microsoft Word document that typically contains text. DOCX is the newer version of DOC, the original official Microsoft Word file format. They are both opened using Microsoft Word, though alternate software programs open them as well. A DOCX is a convenient XML format, making it incredibly popular.
Is DOCX open format?
DOCX is a Office Open XML format of text files that can contain text, images, objects, formatting and text styles zipped in an archive.
What is the difference between word doc and docx?
Put simply, . Doc is the older version of a Microsoft Word Document. DocX is the newer version, form versions of Microsoft Word 2007 onwards. Now before you jump in thinking that the added X makes the document extreme or better in some way, that X on the end just stands for 'Office Open XML'.
How do I open DOCX files?
docx file on a smartphone? Yes! You can either use the Microsoft Word application for both iOS and Android, or you can add the document to your Google Drive and view it in Google Docs.
Is DOCX safe open?
Docx is a zip file of XML, and that can be unsafe. In short, it sucks. almost everything out there is dangerous. Keep yourself patched (many exploits are from bugs) get antivirus, don't use IE, use Chrome or Mozilla.
What does .DOCX stand for?
Microsoft added an "x" or an "m" to the file extension to indicate whether the file contains macros. Therefore, a "docx" file extension indicates a Word document without macros; a "docm" extension indicates a Word document with macros.
Is word an open format?
The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), also known as OpenDocument, is an open standard file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents using ZIP-compressed XML files.
Why have all my Word documents changed to DOCX?
Starting in 2007 with the updated version of Word (and Microsoft Office), the default save format was changed to DOCX. This wasn't simply a belated 1990s extreme version of the format 14that extra X stands for the Office Open XML standard.
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