Questions tagged [docx]

DOCX is a file extension of the Office Open XML (OOXML) document format. OOXML documents are zipped, XML-based file formats developed by Microsoft for representing a variety of office suite types of documents.

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Importing html into MS Office then saving as docx loses footer

I have the following simplified html which contains some MS specific tags to add a header and footer to each page of the document if the file is opened in Word. This seems to display when I open the ...
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What is the difference between w:tab and w:ind tags in oxml?

I'm reading docx file in python and getting the oxml corresponding to each line using the docx library. There are two tags in oxml which I find very similar, the w:tab tag and w:ind tag, I want to ...
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Why Mac's Google Drive creates empty folders for DOCX file?

Saving Microsoft Word files (docx) in Google Drive's folder generates many empty folders with a similar name. This is not user-friendly behavior. Any idea why does it happen or how to disable it? I ...
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Suddenly can't open password protected .docx files in Word desktop app and web app

Screenshot File is stored in OneDrive. I created it before. It's not stored in SharePoint. Other docx files without password protection from Word open successfully. Any help would be awesome!
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Creating Text Style with Colors using Pandoc to Docx Converter

I am creating a simple Word document (*.docx) using Pandoc. My input text file is fairly straight forward. I would like to create text with Red/Yellow/Green highlight. I am aware of creating a custom ...
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Where is the date of last change in the XML files of a DOCX?

I've unzipped a DOCX-document and am looking for the date or time for the file's last change. I've tried using command line tools like grep but to no avail. When I upload the DOCX-file to Google Docs, ...
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How to extract .xml file from .docx?

I recently learned that I can extract an .xml file from a .docx by renaming the file to .zip and opening the .zip file. However, when I do this, I just get .docx document again. I'm not sure what I am ...
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Can I resize an entire docx file at once?

Is there a way to completely resize a docx file all at once? Here's what I am trying to do: I edit a 450+ page journal for my work. The journal is comprised of approximately 30-40 individual docx and ...
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Docx file from an XML file of docx

I was just wondering if there's any way to generate a docx file with a given XML file of a docx.I have been able to perform the reverse process i.e. getting the XML of a docx file as they are zipped ...
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Batch convert pdf to docx with microsoft office

I do like the way how word converts pdf's to docx format. The layout is almost flawless (tables/footers/headers etc). I tried out a lot of tools but Microsoft Word does it very very good. Is there a ...
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Word Doc file recovery: How do I open an FSD file as a Word (docx) file?

I plugged in and turned on my computer (Windows 10) today and realized it had powered down in such a way that all of my applications had closed since I last used it. This included an unsaved document ...
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I can't open .docx without it being in onedrive

Whenever I download a .docx file (word file), whether from my email or from the internet, word always brings up this error message: I do not know what is happening. Luckily, I have onedrive and ...
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Word 2016: How to reference a property of an external document?

I want to include a property of an external word document from within a word document. The property of the external doc is subject to regular change. There's information available on how to include ...
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How to change right single quotation marks to left ones?

I have a word document in which all the single quotation marks are right ones: I must change all of them to left single quotation marks. I tried Find & Replace function but it didn't work. These ...
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Endless Save Loop in MS Word on Mac

I am currently writing a project report in Microsoft Word but it is not allowing me to save the document. When I cmd-S to save, the save dialog opens, and then re-opens each time I try to save the ...
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Word 2013 form tab issue

I will make a formular in word. The user should be able to tab trough the form by keyboard. The use of arrow keys will be a nice goody but is not necessary. I created a simple sample form looks like ...
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How to convert embedded xlsx files or objects in word to plain files when saveing a docm as docx?

Dearl all, I create lost of reports from a word docm template that contains also embed excel objects. I usually hand out the pdf documents but i am forced to send docx files to certain recipients. ...
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What are the end bytes of *.docx file format

I have a hard disk that was formatted and reinstalled its OS. The problem is, it wasn't booting before formatting and the data backup that I've made before formatting, for some reason, don't have ...
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Repair Corrupt .docx File

So, I corrupted a docx file, and everything I tried to repair it failed, and the temporary files were gone. The backup I had was from a few days before I made a massive addition to the file. I found ...
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MSword docx w:vanish

A coworker was using MSWord and sent a document on to our boss, who couldn't see particular blocks of text (but wasn't aware they existed). The co-worker sent the file to me to diagnose, and I couldn'...
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Remove all comments and comments block in a Word-Document (.docx) using PowerShell

Is there any way to remove all comments including the comments block in a Word-Document (.docx) using PowerShell? Illustration:
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How to decompress and compress .odt and .docx?

I have a LibreOffice text document that I need to decompress to edit some of the meta files, and after that I need to rebuild the text document. I can decompress it with 7zip, but after that I'm not ...
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How do I verify if a conversion from docx to pdf is correct?

I can't check thousands of PDF files to see if the source DOCX is identical. Is there a way to do this automatically?
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Least lossy file conversion for PDF

I need to convert a whole bunch of PDFs to some other file format (Doc, DocX, RTF etc), and then back to a PDF a little later. I need to the new PDFs to look the same as far as possible. Is there ...
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Converting WordPerfect files with mail-merge logic to .docx

I am working with a large number of .frm and .wpd WordPerfect files and I am trying to convert them to .docx while retaining all of the mail-merge logic. Saving the files as .docx within WordPerfect ...
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How to convert a Word 2016 '.docx' file to a High Quality picture file?

I had created my résumé in Microsoft Word 2016 (Windows 10) and saved it as '.docx' file. I have to convert my résumé to an image or picture format for uploading it on Linkedin. I had tried Snipping ...
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Delete a range in MS WORD

Need to Accomplish I want to clean up the formatting for a Word document I have. I want everything between < and > to be deleted. I Tried I've tried using is MS Word's "Find and Replace" ...
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Configure Google Chrome to open .docx files in Microsoft Word instead of just downloading them

When I click on a .docx attachment, Chrome just downloads it. I want it to launch Microsoft Word to open it. How do I change this?
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Adding custom font manually to .docx

I need to set up a Word Template for a multi user office with different operating systems (Mac and Windows). Office 2016 for Mac does not offer the possibility to embed fonts into the .docx container. ...
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Docx date properties not formatted like system dates

I have set the Windows 10 short date format to yyyy.MM.dd (in Control Panel Region settings), but when I look at a docx file's Properties from within Word 2016, I see dates formatted as dd/MM/yyyy. ...
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Adding comments on certain phrases in Word 2013

I would like to be able to allow the reader of a (readonly) Word (2013) Document to hover over a word or phrase, in the style of a translated text, whereupon they get a very simple (being key) tool-...
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Why Put "X" at the end of doc extension?

Microsoft Word 2007. Why put "X" at the end of "doc" Extension? What didn't "doc" extension do? What now "docx" extension does? Any solid reason? Please give ...
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How do I batch convert .odt files to .docx files?

At the moment I have a large collection of .odt files and I want to batch convert them to .docx files. I am working on a windows 10 computer. There are several options recommended on the web, almost ...
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Why has my employer's Word 2010 started insisting that there's an issue with my .doc files?

When I asked my original question, I was advised to ask this part of it as a separate question. I regularly write reports for my employer, and email them through. I write the reports in Word 2016 for ...
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Word 2003 on Windows 10 fails to convert docx to doc

I have Word 2003 SP3 with all updates and the latest FileFormatConverters and its SP installed on several machines, all running W10-64 Pro. In all cases the machines got to W10 by running the W7>W10, ...
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Why are PDFs generated from MS Word so large?

I created a simple MS Word document containing just this sentence: This is a small document. Nothing else. Then I've saved this document as DOCX and a PDF. Here are the file sizes: DOCX: 12 kB ...
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Word 2013: pages are missing in docx file (was edited with Word 2003)

I had a doc file, which was converted to a docx file with Word 2013. Everything is working here. Then I made changes on this file with Word 2003 and saved the docx. Now on a Word 2013 only the half ...
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Stop Microsoft Word from automatically opening .docx files downloaded through Chrome

I recently installed the Microsoft Office 2013 bundle on my computer. Since installing that, whenever I download any file Word is set up as the default program for (.docx, .doc, etc) through Google ...
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Unzip error "End-of-central-directory signature not found"

I have a ZIP file that open in Windown/MS Word, (actually it is a .DOCX file). Opening it with LibreOffice / Mac produces: General Error. General input/output error. File says: ../Commission Plan....
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Embed PDF losslessly in .docx file

Is there a way to embed a multi-page PDF in a .docx document so that it can be extracted (=saved to a file) "as is" later on the extraction process can be described easily? This is for handing ...
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What are the default programs to open docx, PDF and ZIP files on OS X?

I'm writing an article about DOCX, PDF and ZIP extensions. But first, I need to know the programs which are used to open these extension as default (without any third-party applications). I don't ...
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DOCX to PDF... with Custom Document Properties

TLDR: How can I convert a DOC(X) to a PDF and keep CustomDocumentProperties and Fields - so that I can programmatically update the Custom Properties and print the PDF via a Windows Service? !TLDR We ...
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How to count the number of review comments from a specific author in Word?

I have a large MS Word document with a high number of review comments (track changes feature). I'd now like to get a list of authors and the number of review comments. The number of authors is not too ...
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How to make a fake DOC file containing only images

I want to convert a PDF file to a DOC/DOCX file. I do not want the fomatting of file be affected in this conversion. Is there any tool to put every page in the pdf file as image in a DOC file. So when ...
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Convert DOCX footnotes into HTML or plain text?

I have a Drupal installation and a bunch of DOCX files. Like--several years of Sunday sermons? I don't want to preserve 99% of the formatting, but they have footnotes. I don't particularly care HOW ...
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How can I split up a document into two by even and odd pages?

I would like to split up a text document into two documents where one contains only the odd pages and the other contains only the even pages. The document is a docx but the exact format is not ...
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Specifying image size when converting HTML to docx

I am using Pandoc to convert HTML to DOCX format. Everything works fine, but the resulting images are too big. If I resize them in input HTML nothing changes. I could resize the images with ...
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How do I print multiple DOCX files alphabetically?

I have a ZIP file that my PHP web application outputs. It contains merged DOCX files with user names for printing. The file structure is just like this: Adam Gray.docx Amanda Black.docx Benjamin ...
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Pixel-to-pixel conversion of .docx file to PDF

I am looking for some type of DOCX to PDF converter that can be used through the command line. I don't need any of the functionality of the original .docx to be preserved. I basically just want a ...
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Why can I open .docx with OpenOffice but not .odt with Word?

I am using Office 2007 and OpenOffice 3.3. I have to be able to open and save documents in both formats .docx and .odt. As .odt is an open format why can't Word open and save documents in that Format? ...