Office 2007 Compatibility Pack

If you have received a file recently that was produced using Office 2007 (Word, Excel, etc) you may not have been able to open it.

Download this “Compatibility Pack” from Microsoft. That will allow you to open and edit Office 2007 files without the need for you to upgrade.

Here is a pretty good explanation, by Jack Schofield, of “why” Microsoft is using .docx as their file extension.


About Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (, Technology (, and Movie Review ( blogger.

Posted on November 2, 2007, in Computer. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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