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DOCX to Open Office Document

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Device / Program Open Office Document
Category Document File
Description Open Office Document is the default file created by the OpenOffice Writer application. OpenOffice Writer is a word processing program and forms part of the wider OpenOffice suite of applications. Writer differs from other leading word processing applications as it is open source software. The application is capable of the usual functionality associated with word processing such as fonts, styles, templates, drawing tools and mail merge.
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Technical Details The OpenOffice Document file format was developed by the OASIS industry consortium. Files are saved and compressed using ZIP compression which generally makes the file size smaller than the equivalent file created by Microsoft Word and saved as a DOC file. Usually the file will consist of an XML file, directories and thumbnails. By utilising an open source compression technique, it is often possible to repair partially corrupted files. It is also possible for advanced users to edit the rate of compression, therefore achieving higher compression ratios.
Developed by Microsoft
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File extension .docx
Category Document File
Description DOCX was introduced with Microsoft Word 2007, it's based on open XML and uses ZIP compression for smaller file sizes. The benefit of having open XML is that it is able to be read by applications, platforms and Internet Platforms. However to open it using any Microsoft Word that predated 2007 would require DOCX to be converted into a normal doc format.
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Technical Details DOCX improves file and data management and data recovery. DOCX extends what is possible with the binary files of earlier versions. Any application that supports XML can access and work with data in the new file format. The application does not need to be a Microsoft product it can be any application. Users can also use standard transformations to extract or repurpose the data. In addition, security concerns are drastically reduced because the information is stored in XML, which is essentially plain text. Thus, the data can pass through corporate firewalls without hindrance.
Associated programs Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2008 (MAC)
OxygenOffice Professional (Linux)
Word 2010
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type  application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
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