How do I open a Wordpad .docx document with Word 2002?

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Received a .docx attachment on an email.  It indicates it is in Wordpad format with a .docx suffix.  When using Word 2002 to open it I get nothing but garbage.  Same when I convert it to .pdf.  How do I get this document to open in MS Word?
Question by:smfabharvey
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello smfabharvey,

    docx is the new Word 2007 file format.  You can go to the Microsoft web site to download a compatibility
    pack that will let you open it in earlier versions.



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    Many thanks.  It made my afternoon.

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