Online DOCX Converter to Convert .docx to .doc Word File

By Sidharth | Web resources

Converting .DOCX file into a .DOC format makes sense for several reasons. Let’s assume that your friend doesn’t have the new version of Word installed, and if you are sending a DOC file, it is much easier to open even on an older version of Microsoft Word. If you will send .DOCX file, he/she won’t be able to open it.

In my previous post on how to open docx file, I shared that you must install Microsoft’s compatibility pack or convert docx file to other formats to view the contents of the file. Here are two easy ways to convert docx to doc file:

Method 1) Use Microsoft Word. Open the DOCX file in the Microsoft Word software, and from the menu, select “Save as…” and save the file in DOC format. This is probably the best way to convert docx files and requires no Internet connection.

Method 2) Use DOCX viewers and converters. If you don’t have Word installed, and if you have received the file from someone else, you may want to use Google Docs, a free¬† document viewer from Google to open files like DOCX, PDF, etc. Simply log in to your Google account, upload the DOCX file and wait for Google to process the file. Once the file has been uploaded completely, you can view the content, edit them the way you want. You can also save the file in any other format. For example, you can upload PDF file and save it as DOCX or the other way around.

Visit Google Docs.

Another online docx converters that not only converts .docx to doc format but also converts them into suitable document format such as Adobe PDF. This free online service is Zamzar which will convert docx to doc, pdf, text file and email you the download link of the converted file into your inbox.

File conversion takes no more than a couple of seconds on Zamzar. aVisit Zamzar and upload your docx document or point out the url of the file, choose the option to convert the file and enter your mail address to receive the docx converted file.

Zamzar can also convert docx extension file into the following format:

  • odt – Open Document Text Document
  • pcx – Paintbrush Bitmap Image
  • pdf – Portable Document Format
  • png – Portable Network Graphic
  • ps – Postscript document
  • txt – Text document

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About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(10) comments

ALvin November 27, 2009

Thanks for the helpful info!

Deathgleaner September 29, 2009

Thanks for the service!

Sidharth July 16, 2009

@Emily Dickinson – This works.. If not here is another easy solution.

Google docs – Google docs now supports viewing of docx extension. Check out and you can convert to doc file easily.

Online service – If you want to open docx file, check out (even Google docs can do this)

Hope this helps.

Emily Dickinson July 16, 2009

I tried ZAMZAR but I didn’t receive any mail nor the file I was trying to convert.

krishnam raju June 10, 2009

dont use this site its a foolish converter dont trust it.

Ryan May 13, 2009

I’ve found it’s similar to zamzar but doesn’t requires any email.

Amit May 1, 2009

This is just for fooling people!!

Tricia April 13, 2009

Zamzar gave me message saying ‘cannot convert docx files’ ………….

Colin February 17, 2009

Jim T,

You conveniently forgot to mention that site needs payment to view the converted file.

Jim T November 27, 2008

You can do a lot of conversions at

Converted file are shown right away without the e-mail delay

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