Open DOCX File

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Online DOCX Viewer

DOCX is a file extension created by Microsoft for Office WORD, on its 2007 version, being a standard ZIP-compressed XML-based format for storing other types of files, including images and graphics. One of the benefits of having XML is that it can be read by applications, software and Internet platforms, but it is not so easy to open it with a version of Microsoft Excel prior to 2007, since it would be necessary to convert the DOCX to a normal document format DOC , or depending on the type of software that will open the document. Any application that supports XML can access and work with DOCX. One of the advantages of the DOCX format is that it can be seen and opened by the vast majority of office suites for Windows, MAC and Linux. The DOCX format usually has much more advanced security standards than its predecessor and, therefore, the information stored in XML is much more secure.

One of the main drawbacks that users of this format encounter is with the licensing of the software that makes use of it, in this case, Microsoft WORD. As is well known, Microsoft WORD is a closed software that requires the payment of a license, both for use on a computer and in the cloud (Office 360).

If you are in a hurry to open and read a DOCX file and you do not have the appropriate office software to open these types of files, then you have the option of opening it through any online viewer service.

One of the advantages of working with these files online is that you can have them available wherever you go, both for editing and for creating them. Today there are some online editing services, and the most notorious and popular is the one provided by Google which is available just by having an active Google account, and for all it is necessary to have a modern and updated web browser. Below is a list of available online services:

  • Google Docs: Free service provided by Google for viewing documents in DOCX format, whose only requirement is to have an Active Google account.
  • ZOHO: service provided by the homonymous page with limited functions but very useful to make corrections on the fly and more.
File Extension Info

DOCX Quick Info
  Microsoft Word OOXML Document File
  application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml. document
Opens with
  Microsoft Word
  Microsoft Office Online
  Apache OpenOffice