- Sep 7, 2006
Someone I know received an e-mail from their employer with a bunch of documents in some sort of "dotx" format. I've never seen this extension before, and word 2003 opens it up as a garbled mess.
Actually dotx is not a text file, I'm not sure how to put this don't wanna say something wrong, but I've been told that new MS files are formatted in a way using XML or sort of thing (that's where the X comes from). This format makes it save files in a very much smaller size (example an 80kb xls can be 33kb xlsx) and this dramatically appears in larger files... So there is an advantage after alldiablo75 said:So this dotx file format is a proprietary TEXT FILE? I feel sorry for the people who think it's easier to pay Microsoft hundreds of dollars for an upgrade just so they can open a TEXT FILE!
This is what has worked for my company!WAJ0606 said:I would go with the compatibility pack. As 2007 becomes installed on more and more machines you will encounter this file with greater frequency. If you go the other route 2007 as a "Save As" option for a 97-2003 compatible file type.
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