Office Compatibility Pack 2007 - .docx doc  attaches to Outlook Email Message as .wps

Posted on 2008-11-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Office Compatibility Pack 2007 - .docx doc  attaches to Outlook Email Message as .wps.  
Why not .doc?
Question by:SJCJJDK
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    by:John Hurst
    I don't quite understand. I had an XP laptop with Office 2003 all patched up and the Compatability pack running, and it did not do what you describe (documents coming in or documents going out).

    Are these incoming documents you did not create but are receiving or outgoing documents that you created? (in which case they are .doc files even with the Compatability pack installed).
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    We have MS Office 2003 installed, and we received a Word 2007.docx as an attachment from outside.  In order to open the document we installed Office 2007 Compatibility Pack.  We opened the document and made changes to the document and saved the document.  When we attached the Word2007.docx file to a email message, we discovered the file extension changed to Word2007.wps.   Is this by design? Seems to me it should attach as either .docx or .doc.  Why .wps?
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    I have not tried it the way you describe. When I open the .docx document in Word 2003, I then save it as a .doc file (not as a .docx file). I don't think (but I am not certain) that the compatability fix is a two-way street. I don't think it creates .docx format in the Office 2003 suite. So save it intentionally as a .doc file (2003 format) and email that. It should work as I have done it. ... T

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