DOCX is a document format that contains data based on the XML markup language zipped into a specific container. The adoption of this format by Microsoft in Office 2007 and 2010 was an absolute step into the future. In the first place, this format had also been adopted as an international standard, which guarantees interoperability with other text composers. Second, since it is actually a zipped file, its size is lower than the former format (DOC). However, it does not guarantee backward compatibility; that is why it cannot be successfully opened by former Microsoft Word versions.
Convert Docx to Doc offers to solve the problem of backward compatibility by converting DOCX files into DOC. If you have doubts about the usefulness of this program, you might be right, because there is certainly a small free Office plug-in that you can use to open DOCX files in old Office versions without much trouble. Then, what is the real and only advantage of using Convert Docx to Doc? In my opinion, it has to do with its capability to convert batches of DOCX files into DOC.
The interface is easy to use. It all begins by creating the list of files to convert. This can be done by adding individual files or whole folders. Then you can further edit this list to exclude certain files or all the files on the list. After this, by just choosing the target folder, you will be ready to perform the conversion.
In general, Convert Docx to Doc is an intuitive application, that can also be used directly from the command line. However, I have serious doubts about buying this application when I can solve the same problem without expending a single dime.
- It is easy to use.
- It can be used directly from the command line.
- It supports batch conversion
- It may not be necessary if you install the DOCX-support plugin for old Windows versions