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I cannot open docx files which have been emailed to me. My operating system uses windows-8. When I try to open, the prompt tells me to purchase Microsoft Office.

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marked as duplicate by slhck Sep 30 '13 at 15:05

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

So why not purchase Office as it suggests? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 30 '13 at 15:21

Windows does not include software for .docx files by default. You can download free software to open them from

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Or – p1xel Jun 25 '14 at 9:13

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