Thanks Microsoft. No seriously, thanks. As far as I can tell, the new .docx default document format in MS Word 2007 and 2008 (for Mac) does nothing to make my life easier, but has certainly made it more of a pain. Although my office predominantly uses Office 2003, our users are starting to receive documents saved in the newer .docx format, and are unable to open or edit them. Since I happen to be running Office 2007 and 2008 on my machine (it's a Mac with VMWare Fusion for running Windows), I get to play the role of "mister file converter".
Well, no longer.
Thanks to our pals over at TUAW
, I can now redirect my office mates to Zamzar's free online file converter
. We've written about Zamzar before
, but this is the first I had heard that it supports Office file formats.