I get a lot of Microsoft Word documents as email attachments. Recently I’ve started getting a lot of them as DOCX files. That’s the newest version of Microsoft Word and if you have an older version of Microsoft Office you can’t open them without help. Here’s how to solve that.
You’ll need to download the Office Compatibility Pack for Office XP and 2003. You can do that by clicking here then choosing “download” from the page provided.
You can get to the mac download directly by clicking here. Once you download the software you’ll need to run the installer.
Once you install one of these you should be able to open DOCX files without any hassle.