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Marnie
04-04-2010, 07:45 PM
Can someone please recommend a user-friendly reader I can download and use it to open and read some attachments sent as docx.
I am using XP.
At the moment I am forwarding them to husband's pc for him to print off.

Thanks,
Marnie

ronyville
04-04-2010, 07:47 PM
You could try open office. (http://www.openoffice.org.nz/index.php) I think it opens .docx files. And its free so just click on download and give it a go.

Renmoo
04-04-2010, 07:48 PM
Do you have Microsoft 2003 installed? If not, you can download Word Viewer from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3657ce88-7cfa-457a-9aec-f4f827f20cac&displaylang=en

Plus the compatibility pack that you need to install: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

However, if you have already had Office 2003 installed, then all you need to do is to download the compatibility pack.

Alternative methods that I can think of would be to upload the file to an online converter and download it as .doc. An example of such method would be Google Documents.

Cheers :)

gary67
04-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Open office or as mentioned the compatibility pack for office 03

Marnie
04-04-2010, 10:10 PM
Thanks for your replies. I do have Open Office, maybe I just need to upgrade it.

waldok
04-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Like Jamuz and others have said, only thing I'd add is the .docx .pptx .xlsx Compatibility Pack (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en) works for Office 2000, Office XP and Office 2003 so if you have any of those it's a good option.

cheers
W

Marnie
05-04-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks everyone for the good advice.
I thought I would start by upgrading Open Office and that solved the problem.:clap

Cheers,
Marnie