Ever since Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Office 2007, .docx format replaced the classical .doc format which was used with MS Office 2003 on Windows XP based systems. But then, considering the fact that some of the users still use MS Office 2003 and Windows XP on their machines. If you have created a .doc format office document with earlier versions of MS Office, you might want to convert it to the newest .docx format. Here are the steps that you should follow to convert a document into Office Word 2007/2010 :
1. Open the .doc format document in Microsoft Word 2010.
2. Click on the File from the menu. Under the Info tab, you can find a option to “Convert”
3. Click on the Convert button to start the conversion process, you will be prompted warning window saying that the layout of the document may change if you convert the document to newest format. Click on “OK” to continue.
You can now save the document and it will be automatically converted to the .docx format.