NW Docx Converter
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*** Notice *** NW Docx Converter now has the ability to extract plain text from standard Word doc files.
NativeWinds has released an Excel 2007-2010 (*.xlsx) to Excel 97 (*xls) freeware converter!
How in the world do I open those docx files?
Microsoft introduced the .docx file format in its new Office and Word applications and wants it to replace the commonly used doc format. The problem with the change from doc to docx is that many users are still working with prior versions of Word or no Microsoft product at all and face the problem that they can’t load the docx file because it is not supported in their application. To make matters even worse, the trial version of Word 2007 will only save in the new docx format and has the 'Copy' and 'Paste' functions disabled. Anyone who created documents in the new Word 2007 trial edition were forced to save in the new format with no chance to transfer their own information to another application. Once the trial expired, you had two choices - buy Word 2007 in order to retrieve your information or re-enter all that information once again in another application.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who lost access to the information stored in those documents, we have good news for you! NW Docx Converter can extract most of your information back from those locked files and allow you to save it to richtext format (*.rtf) which can be read by almost any modern word processing application. If you would rather save it to a format that can be read by almost anyone in the world with a modern computer, NW Docx Converter will even allow you to save that information in PDF format!
NW Docx Converter even goes one step further. Since a growing percentage of the computing world has switched or is the process of switching over to the new ODF format and are using products such as OpenOffice, NeoOffice, etc., we have added the ability for NW Docx Converter to read those documents for you. Not everyone likes MS Office and not everyone likes OpenOffice. For various reasons, people may not have one or either of those applications installed on their computer. OpenOffice is free for anyone to use but not everyone has the ability or desire to download a 100+ MB program to their computer just to view an odt file that someone sent them. Not everyone has the very latest computer equipment at their disposal which is capable of running either of these programs. NW Docx Converter will let you communicate with other users who insist on sending you files in one of those 2 formats, even if you are still using an antiquated computer.
What is NW Docx Converter?
MS Works (*.wps) files are now supported in v2.9.NW Docx Converter and our own QwikChange may very well be the only software programs besides Microsoft products that can open and convert MS Works (*.wps) documents! In our tests, NW Docx Converter and QwikChange were able to load more MS Works files that MS Word 2007!
Multi-language interface now available! See languages below. Recent changes now include support for underlined and italic text in Office 2007 and OpenOffice files. The latest version also displays a printer selection dialog before printing.
You can now re-arrange/delete pages! Version 3.6 allows you to re-arrange pages using the buttons at the bottom of the main screen or by using drag and drop in the thumbnail window. Also introduced in v3.6 was the ability for the NW Docx Converter to check our site and see if a newer version is available for download.
You can convert an entire folder of documents at once (-f switch) with the following command:
If you would like to convert other file types to rtf, you will need to add the file extension to the command line like this:
PalmOS Database Document Support!
In addition to importing docx, dotx, odt and sxw, pdb and prc files, Docx2Rtf can also open, view and print - plain text (*.txt), Portable Document Format (*.pdf), Hypertext Markup Language (*.html) and Richtext (*.rtf) files and most common graphic files - including multi-page graphics such as tiff.
The NW Docx Converter "Docx2Rtf" is freeware. There is no charge to download it and there is no charge to use it. And at only 2MB, it takes up very little space on your hard drive and will run even on the slowest of computers.
Users with older systems can still download Docx2Rtf v2.7 here.
Need to convert Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 *.xlsx files to Excel 97 (*.xls) format? Then download the all new NativeWinds Xlsx Converter. It's freeware!!
If you have a language file that you have translated and would like to share it with others, send it to us by email and we'll make it available here.
Currently Available Language files: (right click on the links below and select 'Save as' to download.)
English - Built-in
Afrikaans - compliments of Christo Viljoen
Galician - this Romance language compliments of Xosé Antón Vicente Rodríguez
Russian -compliments of Alexander Yakovlev