By Stephanie Ciccarelli
February 24, 2011
From feedback we've received, there are still many people who are unable to open .docx files... while older software may be the issue, did you know that there are tools that you can use online that will do the job for free?
Voice talent member Dale Wilson sent in a tip for how you can open .docx and .rtf files, among others, using Open Office.
Find out more about this solution in today's VOX Daily.
When clients post jobs at Voices.com, they are able to upload their scripts in a variety of formats used for word processing. Some of these file formats are newer and therefore are incompatible with older versions of MS Word.
Although we have a solution for this in our FAQs and also one posted to the blog here, it's never a bad idea to make more resources available from time to time to help out.
Dave Wilson suggests that opening file formats such as .docx or .rtf can be easy if you know which tools to use.
The solution Dale presented is a free download called "Open Office."
To download it, simply go to: http://download.openoffice.org/
Just save the file you want to open to your desktop and then click on "open with" and select Open Office. Be sure to check the box marked "always use this to open these types of programs" and in the future you can just open them from the Voices.com "reply" page.
If you've found a tool you like to use to open files, be sure to comment with the tool you are using and also why you like it.
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