Hope me with a .docx document !
February 7, 2011 5:42 AM   Subscribe

Can some kind Mefite please open and send me a .docx document as a Word doc, or PDF ? I've tried two online services with no luck, and since I'm running Chrome, I can't download the MS fix. In addition, I'm too inept to figure out the workaround. It's only a letter from the GSA covering the Art In Architecture application process for artists, and since it IS a government agency, I want to make sure I haven't missed something stupid. My email is in my profile. Thanks in advance !
posted by lobstah to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Done.
posted by procrastination at 5:46 AM on February 7, 2011

Best answer: It opens just fine in Google Docs.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:47 AM on February 7, 2011

Best answer: I sent it, too. But as Cat Pie Hurts suggested, next time try opening docx in Google Docs. Good luck!
posted by ocherdraco at 5:50 AM on February 7, 2011

Response by poster: Thank you all ! I didn't try Google docs, but it does indeed work. This is why I love MetaFilter !
posted by lobstah at 5:56 AM on February 7, 2011

Open Office opens docx files, lets you save them in another format, and is free.
posted by Forktine at 6:12 AM on February 7, 2011

For the record, when I've had this before I've saved the doc, then right clicked and saved as a format I can open.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:03 AM on February 7, 2011

There are free updates for word versions that enable you to open .docx
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 7:57 AM on February 7, 2011

Here is the MS Office Compatibility Pack. You can download it from Chrome.
posted by Nerro at 12:48 PM on February 7, 2011

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