Microsoft Word 2007 : Any reason to save in .docx over doc?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HenryHill, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. HenryHill macrumors newbie

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    Will I lose any features or anything if I choose to automatically save in .doc so its more compatible with other computers? I'm not even sure what the new extension does/benefits?
     
  2. 184550 Guest

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    .docx is considered to be more reliable.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Not that it matters so much these days, but .docx file sizes are a lot smaller than .doc. This is because the .docx file format is just a zip file with XML data in it. (change the file extension to .zip in Windows and you can open it like a zip)
     
  4. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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