DOCX File Extension

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Microsoft Word Open XML Document
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What is DOCX file?

Files with the .DOCX extension contain formatted text documents, possibly with graphic elements, stored in a native format of Microsoft Word, since its 2017 version. DOCX files are an element of Office Open XML format specification. DOCX file is compressed with ZIP method, and it is based on XML format with markup languages WordprocessingML and DrawingML, developed by Microsoft.

Additional information

DOCX is the successor of a proprietary binary format – DOC. It provides better portability between programs and platforms, due to open specification. It does not support macros – in order to enable saving and turning them on, a file must be stored in the DOCM format. Most applications of office suites support this format, however, DOCX files can be converted into other formats, like ODF.

Support for DOCX files

DOCX files are so popular, that they are supported in practically every advanced text editor. Besides the standard software, DOCX files can be edited and browsed for free, in one of two online text editors: Google Docs and Microsoft Word Online. Interface of those internet text editors resembles versions installed on PC, therefore everyone should be able to operate them easily.

Conversion of a DOCX file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DOCX extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DOCX file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from DOCX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DOCX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DOCX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DOCX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DOCX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DOCX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DOCX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DOCX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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If you have additional information about the DOCX file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on DOCX file.

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