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Microsoft Office is able to open nearly all types of text documents, even if it was not created using Word.  To open documents created with software such as Office 2003, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, or OpenOffice, follow these steps.  
 
Microsoft Office is able to open nearly all types of text documents, even if it was not created using Word.  To open documents created with software such as Office 2003, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, or OpenOffice, follow these steps.  
Open document in Word 2007
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==Opening Other Documents==
1.  Click the Microsoft Office Button ,  
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#Click the Microsoft Office Button [[Image:Office-Button.jpg|32px|32px]] (Upper left of the screen), and then click Open.  
and then click Open.  
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#In the Files of type list, click the appropriate file type:  
2.  In the Files of type list, click the  
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#*For Office 2003: All Word documents  
appropriate file type:  
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#*For Microsoft Works: Works 6.0 - 9.0  
2.1.  For Office 2003: All Word documents  
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#*For WordPerfect (choose one):  
2.2.  For Microsoft Works: Works 6.0 - 9.0  
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#** WordPerfect 5.x  
2.3.  For WordPerfect (choose one):  
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#**WordPerfect 6.x  
2.3.1. WordPerfect 5.x  
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#*For OpenOffice (choose one):  
2.3.2. WordPerfect 6.x  
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#**Open Document Format (ODF)
2.4.  For OpenOffice (choose one):  
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#**All Word Documents  
2.4.1.  All Word Documents  
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#**Rich Text Format  
2.4.2.  Rich Text Format  
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#In the Open dialog box, locate the file that you want to open, and then select it.  
3.  In the Open dialog box, locate the file that  
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#Click Open.  
you want to open, and then select it.  
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==Saving As Other Documents==
4.  Click Open.  
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#Click the Microsoft Office Button [[Image:Office-Button.jpg|32px|32px]], and then click Save As.  
5.  Click the Microsoft Office Button ,  
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#In the File name box, type the file name that you want.  
and then click Save As.  
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#In the Save as type list, click Word document, and then click Save.  
6.  In the File name box, type the file name  
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#Finally, open the converted file within Word.  
that you want.  
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7.  In the Save as type list, click Word  
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document, and then click Save.  
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8.  Finally, open the converted file within  
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Word.
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Convert Word Document to PDF
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1.  Save file as a document
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2.  Click the Microsoft Office Button  ,
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then click Save As > PDF or XPS.  
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==Convert Word Document to PDF ==
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#Save file as a document
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#Click the Microsoft Office Button [[Image:Office-Button.jpg|32px|32px]], then click Save As > PDF or XPS.
  
  
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==Converting Documents Online==
 
Zamzar is a free online based file conversion website that supports conversion to and from many popular document, image, music and compression file types.
 
Zamzar is a free online based file conversion website that supports conversion to and from many popular document, image, music and compression file types.
  
''Note: Zamzar is not affiliated with The University of Akron in any way, this article is provided simply as a suggestion if you are in need of their services. Reasonable judgment should be used if you are considering sending Zamzar a document containing sensitive information''
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{{Yellowbox|Note:| Zamzar is not affiliated with The University of Akron in any way, this article is provided simply as a suggestion if you are in need of their services. Reasonable judgment should be used if you are considering sending Zamzar a document containing sensitive information''}}
  
 
* .csv - Comma Separated Values
 
* .csv - Comma Separated Values
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For a full listing of file types visit http://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php
 
For a full listing of file types visit http://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php
  
===STEP 1:===
 
Go to http://www.zamzar.com
 
  
===STEP 2:===
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#Go to http://www.zamzar.com
Press the browse button and select the file you wish to convert, multiple files can be converted at the same time.
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#Press the browse button and select the file you wish to convert, multiple files can be converted at the same time.
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#In the drop down box directly to the right of the browse button select the format you wish the document to be converted to (probably .doc).
 
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#Enter your email address that you want the converted file link to be sent to.<br>
===STEP 3:===
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#Press the Convert button.<br>
In the drop down box directly to the right of the browse button select the format you wish the document to be converted to (probably .doc).
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#Zamzar will then upload your file, convert it and send you a link to your converted file to your email address, usually within a few minutes (depending on file size).
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'''Please note that Zamzar will only keep the converted file for you to download for 24 hours.'''
 
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===STEP 4:===
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Enter your email address that you want the converted file link to be sent to.<br>
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===STEP 5:===
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Press the Convert button.<br>
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Zamzar will then upload your file, convert it and send you a link to your converted file to your email address, usually within a few minutes (depending on file size).
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====Please note that Zamzar will only keep the converted file for you to download for 24 hours.====
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[[Category:HOWTO]]
 
[[Category:HOWTO]]

Revision as of 21:33, 21 April 2009

Microsoft Office is able to open nearly all types of text documents, even if it was not created using Word. To open documents created with software such as Office 2003, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, or OpenOffice, follow these steps.

Opening Other Documents

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office-Button.jpg (Upper left of the screen), and then click Open.
  2. In the Files of type list, click the appropriate file type:
    • For Office 2003: All Word documents
    • For Microsoft Works: Works 6.0 - 9.0
    • For WordPerfect (choose one):
      • WordPerfect 5.x
      • WordPerfect 6.x
    • For OpenOffice (choose one):
      • Open Document Format (ODF)
      • All Word Documents
      • Rich Text Format
  3. In the Open dialog box, locate the file that you want to open, and then select it.
  4. Click Open.

Saving As Other Documents

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office-Button.jpg, and then click Save As.
  2. In the File name box, type the file name that you want.
  3. In the Save as type list, click Word document, and then click Save.
  4. Finally, open the converted file within Word.

Convert Word Document to PDF

  1. Save file as a document
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office-Button.jpg, then click Save As > PDF or XPS.


Converting Documents Online

Zamzar is a free online based file conversion website that supports conversion to and from many popular document, image, music and compression file types.

Content.png Note:
Zamzar is not affiliated with The University of Akron in any way, this article is provided simply as a suggestion if you are in need of their services. Reasonable judgment should be used if you are considering sending Zamzar a document containing sensitive information
  • .csv - Comma Separated Values
  • .doc - Microsoft Word Document
  • .docx - Microsoft Word 2007 Document
  • .odp - OpenDocument presentation
  • .odt - OpenDocument Text Document
  • .pdf - Portable Document Format
  • .ppt - Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • .pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Presentation
  • .ps - Postscript document
  • .rtf - Rich Text Format
  • .wpd - Wordperfect Document
  • .wps - Microsoft Works Document
  • .xls - Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
  • .xlsx - Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheet

For a full listing of file types visit http://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php


  1. Go to http://www.zamzar.com
  2. Press the browse button and select the file you wish to convert, multiple files can be converted at the same time.
  3. In the drop down box directly to the right of the browse button select the format you wish the document to be converted to (probably .doc).
  4. Enter your email address that you want the converted file link to be sent to.
  5. Press the Convert button.
  6. Zamzar will then upload your file, convert it and send you a link to your converted file to your email address, usually within a few minutes (depending on file size).

Please note that Zamzar will only keep the converted file for you to download for 24 hours.