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    When trying to open a .DOCX file in Word 2013 I receive the following error message:
    “there was an error opening the file.”
    What can be causing this to happen?

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    Serious ?!!!

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    Wha ha ha ha....
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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    Quote Originally Posted by velazcomilagro View Post
    When trying to open a .DOCX file in Word 2013 I receive the following error message:
    “there was an error opening the file.”
    What can be causing this to happen?
    If it is truly a .docx file, it should open, or there is a problem with your software. Is your software legit? If not, try downloading LibreOffice (google it - free open source office software) and try opening the file with that.

    If your software is legit, the file may be corrupted or someone has manually changed the extension (it may have been a .jpg or .xls or such) and so Word is trying to open the file in a format it's not designed to be opened in. Either way, you won't be able to open the file.

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    If you haven't got Office ... it won't open

    In fact if you don't have a computer ..... it won't open either

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    Quote Originally Posted by HR Solutions View Post
    If you haven't got Office ... it won't open

    In fact if you don't have a computer ..... it won't open either
    Ah, but if you had a Leatherman pocket knife with 16 tools...
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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    Hi. If you have an older version of Office you can download a free program that will open the newer docx or xlsx etc. called fileformatconverter.
    Once you have installed the program it will automatically open the newer format in your version. You cannot, however, save to the newer format, it will save as .doc or .xls etc

    Below is a link you can use to get the download which is not big.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ails.aspx?id=3
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    Then theres always Apache Open Office .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEXTILE GUY View Post
    Then theres always Apache Open Office .....
    Libre Office (which I mentioned earlier) is an offshoot of Open Office. I've used both but my preference lies with Libre Office.

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    I have been using Libre Office for three years now. So far so good.

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