Windows 7's WordPad Opens Word 2007 DOCX Files

As Gizmodo points out, the ribbon-style WordPad in Windows 2007 opens Word 2007 files, the .docx kind, pretty handily, albeit with some formatting loss. Nice to know a full-fledged Office purchase isn't a necessity.


    like textedit for mac. opens .docs right up

    That might be fine for those who have converted all their old Office .doc files to Office 2007 .docx - BUT Window 7's Wordpad will NOT open .doc files (but it will open .rtf & .odt).
    Another one of Microsoft's odd ways of thinking.
    Remember "Work" which could open any spreadsheet - but not from it's big brother Office Excel :-)
    :-) Hans

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