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How to Open dotx File?
By  Super Admin  | Published  05/20/2007 | Microsoft Office Compatibility | Rating:
How to Open dotx File?

Format used in Microsoft Word 2007. To use earlier versions of Microsoft Word to open files from Word 2007 download Compatibility Pack.

Download Free Compatibility Pack from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesn't work!
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Converter did not fix failure to open a dotx file.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    .dotx file is a template not a normal file and the converter does not open it.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    converter DOES NOT support DOTX !!!
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    recommended converter does not support dotx files ..
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You cannot open Office Word 2007 template files that were saved in .dotx or .dotm format. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/open-a-word-2007-document-in-an-earlier-version-of-word-HA010044473.aspxBM2
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Incorrect advice
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Converter didn't fix dotx file.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by Rob in Vermont)
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    You cannot use the Microsoft filecoverter to open dotx files. First you must convert the dotx file to a docx file then you'll easily be able to open it with the Microsoft File converter. There's a free dotx to docx converter here that works brilliantly: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dotxtodocxconv/ Cheers!
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesn't open
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does not work on .dotX files
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Your answer applies to docx files not dotx. The Compatibility Pack does not work for these template files.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's wrong... the compatibility pack does not work for dotx! Just check it's all over the net!
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Shame it doesn't list the files it actually works for! I have installed the compatibility tool on 2 x PCs. I cannot open a dotx file in Word 2003 nor Word 2007. This is the usual Microsoft change for the sake of change driven by pointy-heads. File format compatibility should be mandatory through subsequent releases of the same software - not doing so is shameful but gives MS a nice little earner huh Already wasted 2 hours and still cannot find a way to open a document needed urgently. I only bought a PC; I didn't want a hobby!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    incomplete
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Not correct
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does not work with .dotx files!!!
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by Eric)
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    Comment 8 works. for work around though if you know someone with a 2007 version of office get them to open the file and save it as DOCX.
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    DOTX won't open with Compatibility Pack...
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    MS Word site SPECIFICALLY states that dotx files will NOT be translated by this compatibility pack.
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The compatiblity pack doesn't open .dotx files!!!
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    There are at least 10 people saying it doesnt work and it doesnt so is anyone going to assist in the correct answer
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Download didn't work
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Does not work
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    didn't work
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    freak it does not work...........
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    does not work with dotx file format
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Poor.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't work.
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hasnt opened
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    is doens't say anything of Word 2003. MS SHITTTTTTTTTT software
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Converter does not work on template files (dotx).
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Comment 9 works. You can convert the dotx with the Sourceforge program and then open it with Microsoft Word 2003 viewer.
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause the coversion does not work for temples
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not working
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Still doesn't open .dotx files.
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This does not work for doTx format files.
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Compatibility pack works with DOCX and DOCM. It specifically does NOT work with doTx. Check the original notes: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/open-a-word-2007-document-in-an-earlier-version-of-word-HA010044473.aspx
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    wasted time downloading this!
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    MIcrosoft keep pushing me to buy. All I need right now is an update to transfer files. S.
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    The Compatibility pack does not allow for dotx extensions
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Download OK. And then Try to be a user/customer and your advices might become more userfriendly.
     
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