Do you need to share a DOCX document with a person who still uses an old version of Office, incompatible with this file format, and you don't know how to do it? Well, if you don't want to complicate your life too much, take the document to share with people who use an old version of Office and turn it into a DOC file, perfectly readable even by older editions of Word: I assure you that it is a very simple operation.
How do you say? You don't feel like installing new programs just for transform DOCX to DOC? Well, you don't necessarily have to! Indeed, most likely the resources needed to convert DOCX files to DOC are already present on your PC and you haven't noticed. As if that were not enough, there are completely online solutions that allow you to convert Word documents (and many other types of files) without installing any software: they work directly from the browser.
In short: you really have no more excuses to postpone sending DOCX documents to your less "up-to-date" friends and colleagues: you just have to take five minutes of free time and convert the files with one of the solutions I am about to list. The documents obtained will be practically identical to the original ones, with the difference that they will also be readable by Office 2003 and earlier.
Microsoft Word (Windows / MacOS)
If you have a recent version of Microsoft Office (2007 and up), you can transform DOCX to DOC simply by opening the documents of your interest and saving them in the desired format, that is the DOC format of the old versions of Word.
Going into more detail, if you use a PC Windows, you need to open the DOCX file to convert to Word, then you have to click on the button Fillet which is at the top left and you have to select the item Save with name give the menu check if you press.
At this point, fai clic sulla voce Shop by Department or directly select the folder where you want to export the output DOC file (if this is present in the menu Save with name Word), then expand the drop-down menu Save eat of the window that appeared on the screen, select the item Word document 97-2003 (* .doc) from the latter and assigns a name to the file to save. Finally, click the button Save (bottom right) and that's it.
If you use a Poppy, you can convert your DOCX files to DOC just as easily. All you have to do is start Word, import the document to be converted into it (via the File> Open located at the top left) and save it in DOC format by calling the function Save with name from the menu Fillet (always top left).
In the window that opens, set the option Word 97-2004 document (doc) in the drop-down menu File format, choose the folder in which to save the output document via the drop-down menu located in and proceed with saving the file by pressing the button Save (bottom right). Easier than that ?!
If there is no Word installed on your computer and you are not willing to install it, as it is paid for, you can safely rely on LibreOffice. In case you've never heard of it, LibreOffice is a free and open source productivity suite that stands as a free alternative to Microsoft Office. It is compatible with all major PC operating systems (Windows, macOS and Linux) and perfectly supports DOC and DOCX format files, as well as all other documents created with Microsoft Office. Using it, you can open any file in DOCX format and save it as a DOC file without losing details of its original formatting.
To download LibreOffice on your computer, connected to the official website of the program and click on the button Download version xx. If you are using a Mac, after clicking on the "Download version xx" button, click on the button Translated user interface to download the LibreOffice Italian translation package (which is already included "as standard" in the Windows version of the suite).
To download completed, a PC Windows, start the LibreOffice installation package (LibreOffice_xx_Win_x64.msi) and, in the window that opens, first click on forward twice in a row and then on Install, Yes e end to conclude the setup.
If you use a Poppyinstead, to install LibreOffice you have to open the package LibreOffice_xx_MacOS_x86-64.dmg you downloaded previously from the program website and drag the icon LibreOffice in the folder Applications of macOS. When done, right click on the icon LibreOffice, select the voice apri from the context menu and open the program by responding affirmatively to the warning that appears on the screen: this operation, which must be performed only at the first start, allows you to bypass the automatic macOS block for applications that come from non-certified developers.
Once LibreOffice has started, close it and open the dmg package that contains the language pack (LibreOffice_xx_MacOS_x86-64_langpack_it.dmg). At this point, right click on the executable LibreOffice Language Pack inside it, select the item apri from the context menu and click the button first apri e poi quello Install. Then select the item /Applications/LibreOffice.app from the window that appears on the screen and complete the installation of the LibreOffice translation package by clicking on the button Install.
If you get a warning that "your account most likely does not have the necessary privileges", click the button Yes, identify me, type the password of your user account on macOS (the one you use to access the system) and presses the button OK two consecutive times to complete the installation of the language pack.
Now you can finally take action! Regardless of the operating system installed on your computer, boot LibreOfficeclick on your button Open file located in the left sidebar and select the DOCX file you want to convert to DOC.
At this point, go to the menu Fillet located at the top left, select the item Save with name from the latter and, in the window that opens, select the option Microsoft Word 97-2003 (*.doc) give menu to tendin Save eat (o File type, if you are using a Mac).
Then type the name you want to assign to the output document in the appropriate text field, choose the folder in which to export it and click on the button Save (bottom right) to complete the operation.
Pages is Apple's word processing software. It is included "standard" on most Macs or, alternatively, can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store. If you don't have Office installed on your Mac and / or you don't want to download LibreOffice, you can use it to convert DOCX files to DOC (knowing, however, that in some cases the original formatting of documents is not 100% respected).
To turn a DOCX file to DOC with Pages, locate the document to convert, right click on it and select the items Open with> Pages from the menu that appears. With Pages started, go to the menu File> Export As> Word which is located at the top left and, in the window that opens, presses on the voice Advanced options.
Then set the option .doc (compatibile with Word 1997-2004) in the drop-down menu Formatclick on your button forward, tax name e destination folder of the output file and click on the button Export to save your documents in DOC format.
If you need to convert multiple documents in batches, you can rely on online solutions such as CloudConvert. CloudConvert is a universal online converter, thanks to which you can convert files of all kinds between them: documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, videos, audio files and much more. It works directly from the browser, without requiring additional plugins, and protects the user's privacy by automatically deleting all the files uploaded to its servers (which happens a few hours after the upload). You can use it for free, but it has a conversion limit of 10 minutes per day. To get a higher minute you need to create a free account (which entitles you to 25 conversion minutes per day) or subscribe to a paid plan, starting from 8 euros for 500 conversion minutes.
After having made this necessary premise, we can take action. Then connect to the CloudConvert page dedicated to converting DOCX files to DOC and drag the documents to be converted into the browser window. Alternatively, if you prefer, click on the button Select files and select the files "manually". When the operation is completed, press the button Start conversion located at the bottom right, wait a few seconds for the conversion to complete and download the DOC documents generated by the service by clicking on the button Download placed next to their names.
If CloudConvert failed to meet your expectations, you can give it a try ZamZar: another universal online converter that allows you to convert Office documents, images, videos, archives and many other different file types. It can be used for free without registering and protects users' privacy by deleting files from its servers within 24 hours of uploading. Its only weaknesses are the 50MB limit for uploaded files (limit that can be raised to 200MB, 400MB or 2GB by subscribing to one of the service's paid plans, starting at $ 9 / month) and the inconvenience of downloading files. output, which are provided via a link delivered via email. That said, let's take action.
To transform DOCX into DOC with ZamZar, connect to the service home page and click on the button Choose file ... in the section Step 1. In the window that opens, click on the documents DOCX that you intend to convert to documents DOC and click sul pulsating apri. Alternatively, select the DOCX files to convert and drag them to the green box of ZamZar.
At this point, select in the drop-down menu of the section Step 2, the voice DOC; type your e-mail address in the text field in the section Step 3 and click sul pulsating Convert to start converting DOCX documents to DOC documents. In the window that opens, click the button OK.
The conversion of the document starts. When finished, you will receive an email from Zamzar with a web address: click on it and, on the web page that opens, press the button download for free to download the document in DOC format.
Another online service you can rely on is Online Convert, which allows you to convert many different types of files between them: Office documents, photos, videos, archives, music tracks and much more. It's free, with an upload limit of 100MB (which can be circumvented by subscribing to paid plans starting from € 4,80 per day or € 6 / month), and requires no registration. The files uploaded to its servers are automatically deleted after 24 hours to protect users' privacy.
To transform a DOCX file into DOC with Online Convert, linked to this page of the service, click on the button Choose file and select the document to convert (you can only select one document at a time), then click on the button Convert file and wait a few seconds.
Online Convert will process the document and, in a few seconds, will return it to you in DOC version. The download of the output file will start completely automatically.