.docx, .pptx, .xlsx ?


Microsoft Office 2007 may not have impress many but nevertheless, its users are on a steady rise. Certainly due to the monopoly that Microsoft holds. Indeed, most of my peers in school are slowly switching to Office 2007 from the 2003 version.

Nothing wrong with that except that now Office 2007 comes with this formats;
  • .pptx
  • .docx
  • .xlsx
Then the problem arises. Because while some have upgraded, some have not! In other words, those who are not using 2007 version cannot read these formats. It had happened so many times over the last few months since the launch of Office 2007.

Here are two ways to avoid the trouble:
  1. For those who are still using Office 2000, 2002, 2003, download this. Link

  2. For those using Office 2007, spare a thought for your peers. If you are not using SmartArt or other features new in Office 2007, save your files in .doc, .xls and .ppt. You can actually allow your Office 2007 to automatically save as these formats.
  • Step 1: Click the Microsoft Office logo at the top left hand corner.
  • Step 2: Click "Word Options" at the bottom of the menu.
  • Step 3: Go to "Save".
  • Step 4: Find "Save files in this format"
  • Step 5: Change option to ".doc"
*Method is the same for PowerPoint and Excel.
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