Use Word to open or save a file in another file format

You can use Microsoft Office Word 2007 to open or save files in other formats. For example, you can open a Web page and then upgrade it to access the new and enhanced features in Office Word 2007. For more information on upgrading documents, see Use Microsoft Office Word 2007 to open documents created in previous versions of Word.

 Note   The File menu has been replaced with the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image.

Open a file in Office Word 2007

You can use Office Word 2007 to open files in any of several formats.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Open.
  1. In the Open dialog box, click the type of file that you want to open.
  2. Click the file, and then click Open.

Save an Office Word 2007 file in another file format

You can save Office Word 2007 documents to any of several file formats.

 Note   You cannot use Microsoft Office Word 2007 to save a document as a JPEG (.jpg) or GIF (.gif) file, but you can save a file as a PDF (.pdf) file.

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Save As.

 Note   If you point to Save As, the menu that appears does not show a complete list of file formats. To view all of the possible file formats, you must click Save As to open the Save As dialog box.

  1. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow to the right of the Save as type list, and then click the file type that you want.
For this type of file Choose
.docx Word Document
.docm Word Macro-Enabled Document
.doc Word 97-2003 Document
.dotx Word Template
.dotm Word Macro-Enabled Template
.dot Word 97-2003 Template
.pdf PDF
.xps XPS Document
.mht (MHTML) Single File Web Page
.htm (HTML) Web Page
.htm (HTML, filtered) Web Page, Filtered
.rtf Rich Text Format
.txt Plain Text
.xml (Word 2007) Word XML Document
.xml (Word 2003) Word 2003 XML Document
.wps Works 6.0-9.0
  1. In the File name box, type a name for the file.
  2. Click Save.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2007