Writers May Have Some Trouble with New Word

    January 4, 2008

Have you had trouble opening Word files lately?

If you’re like me, you get these Word docs that end with .docx and can do nothing with the file.

This makes it real hard to operate as a writer or editor of white papers.

For the first time in many years, it seems that Microsoft if forcing those of us with older versions of Word to upgrade.

What gives Bill?

If you are on a Mac, here is the link to a converter that allows you to open these new Word files.

If you are on a PC, download the compatibility pack by clicking here. NOTE: I have heard one person tell me this messed up their existing older version of Word, so proceed with caution.

I understand that Word 2008 for Mac comes out in about a week. Anyone seen a beta on this?

Those of you using Word 2007 for the PC, let me know if it is worth the upgrade.