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Why Does Docx Open As A Zip File |BEST|

Compact files Files are automatically compressed and can be up to 75 percent smaller in some cases. The Open XML Format uses zip compression technology to store documents, offering potential cost savings as it reduces the disk space required to store files and decreases the bandwidth needed to send files via e-mail, over networks, and across the Internet. When you open a file, it is automatically unzipped. When you save a file, it is automatically zipped again. You do not have to install any special zip utilities to open and close files in Office.

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Improved damaged-file recovery Files are structured in a modular fashion that keeps different data components in the file separate from each other. This allows files to be opened even if a component within the file (for example, a chart or table) is damaged or corrupted.

Better integration and interoperability of business data Using Open XML Formats as the data interoperability framework for the Office set of products means that documents, worksheets, presentations, and forms can be saved in an XML file format that is freely available for anyone to use and to license, royalty free. Office also supports customer-defined XML Schemas that enhance the existing Office document types. This means that customers can easily unlock information in existing systems and act upon it in familiar Office programs. Information that is created within Office can be easily used by other business applications. All you need to open and edit an Office file is a ZIP utility and an XML editor.

Easier detection of documents that contain macros Files that are saved by using the default "x" suffix (such as .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx) cannot contain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros and XLM macros. Only files whose file name extension ends with an "m" (such as .docm, .xlsm, and .pptm) can contain macros.

With the file open in your Office app, click File > Save as (or Save a copy, if the file is stored on OneDrive or SharePoint) and make sure the Save as type is set to the modern format.

By default, documents, worksheets, and presentations that you create in Office are saved in XML format with file name extensions that add an "x" or an "m" to the file name extensions that you are already familiar with. The "x" signifies an XML file that has no macros, and the "m" signifies an XML file that does contain macros. For example, when you save a document in Word, the file now uses the .docx file name extension by default, instead of the .doc file name extension.

Opening existing files in Office You can open and work on a file that was created in an earlier version of Office, and then save it in its existing format. Because you might be working on a document with someone who uses an earlier version of Office, Office uses a compatibility checker that verifies that you have not introduced a feature that an earlier version of Office does not support. When you save the file, the compatibility checker reports those features to you and then lets you remove them before continuing with the save.

As mentioned above, .docx files are "disguised" zip files, and unzip is installed by default on macOS. After using it, your file-content folder will contain the various .xml files composing the Word document.

I unpacked the zip file en edited the document.xml using Notepad++ (Plugins/XML tools/Check XML syntax now). Notepad++ noticed me at swapped elements, I placed the elements in a more logical order and repeated the steps until no more issues were found. Then I copied all the files directly into zip using Total Commander and finally renamed it back to *.docx. Word happily opened the file.

What I am saying is that if Word still refuses to open the file then there may be some more issues in one or more of xml files. Tip: use IE to quickly check an XML-file. If you see only flat text or even nothing at all, you can bet there is something wrong with the xml.

On any of our forms when someone uploads a Word document with the docx extension, when we try to open them it tries to download them as a zip file. That is on our restricted file list so we can't open them. I saw on the forum a work around is to save it and force it to have a docx extension instead of zip but that is a lot of extra work. It looks like you have customers have problems with this as far back as December. It seems to have just started for us. Please help. It is causing a nightmare for us.

This problem occurs only with Internet Explorer on computers with Microsoft Office installed. It is a recurring problem, not just with Jotform, but with other services as well. IE is having a hard time identifying the application to open the file, thus it resorts to downloading the xlsx and docx documents as .zip files.

Unfortunately, IE is the only Browser our IT department lets us use. I tried downloading Google Chrome but it says it is restricted. We are also restricted in downloading zip files. This is a really big problem for us since we receive so many resumes in the docx format. We have also tried saving the files and forcing the file extension to be docx instead of zip. However, normally we just open and print the documents and don't save them from the email so that's a lot of extra steps to an already heavy workload. Also, we did a test to see if we could download a docx file from another server and it worked fine, so for us the only service we are having this problem with is Jotform. Any other solutions. Please help!!

The same thing happened to me when I created a job application form. I uploaded a docx file and when I clicked the link, it downloaded it as a .zip file. I was able to view the document by simply renaming the file from .zip to .docx

DOCX is a well-known format for Microsoft Word documents. Introduced from 2007 with the release of Microsoft Office 2007, the structure of this new Document format was changed from plain binary to a combination of XML and binary files. Docx files can be opened with Word 2007 and lateral versions but not with the earlier versions of MS Word which support DOC file extensions.

This is limited to applications which do not deviate from the ISO/IEC 29500:2008 or Ecma-376 standard and to parties that do not "file, maintain or voluntarily participate in a patent infringement lawsuit against a Microsoft implementation of such Covered Specification".[25][26]The Open Specification Promise was included in documents submitted to ISO/IEC in support of the ECMA-376 fast-track submission.[27]Ecma International asserted that, "The OSP enables both open source and commercial software to implement [the specification]".[28]

Some older versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office are able to read and write .docx files after installation of the free compatibility pack provided by Microsoft,[34] although some items, such as equations, are converted into images that cannot be edited.[35]

Starting with Microsoft Office 2007, the Office Open XML file formats have become the default file format[36] of Microsoft Office.[37][38] However, due to the changes introduced in the Office Open XML standard, Office 2007 is not wholly in compliance with ISO/IEC 29500:2008.[39]Office 2010 includes support for opening documents of the ISO/IEC 29500:2008-compliant version of Office Open XML, but it can only save documents conforming to the transitional, not the strict, schemas of the specification.[40][41] Note that the intent of the ISO/IEC is to allow the removal of the transitional variant from the ISO/IEC 29500 standard.[41]

The competition led Microsoft to develop an even broader open standard, which gave birth to the DOCX file format together with its counterparts such as PPTX for PowerPoint presentations and XLSX for spreadsheets.

Word Docx files are really just zipped up containers for a series of xml files, and embedded objects. This means that to access the images in a docx file, we simply need to unzip it. You can do this one of two ways. Either:

Baggage files are an important part of your project especially when you want to link a Word, Excel, or PDF file to your project. When you create a project containing baggage files and generate the output locally, it works absolutely fine. However, sometimes when you publish the output to RoboHelp Server and then try to open a baggage file, it opens as a .ZIP file instead of the original Word, Excel, or PDF file. This generally happens when your project contains baggage files with new file formats such as xlsx, docx, or pptx.

If you submit a file type that is not listed, registration may be refused and you may be required to submit an acceptable file type that can be opened by the Copyright Office. Your effective date of registration will not be established until the Copyright Office receives an acceptable file type that can be opened and examined by the Office.

The Office Open XML-based word processing format using .docx as a file extension has been the default format produced for new documents by versions of Microsoft Word since Word 2007. The format was designed to incorporate the full semantics and functionality of the binary .doc format produced by earlier versions of Microsoft Word. For convenience, this format description uses DOCX to identify the corresponding format. The primary content of a DOCX file is marked up in WordprocessingML, which is specified in parts 1 and 4 of ISO/IEC 29500, Information technology -- Document description and processinglanguages -- Office Open XML File Formats (OOXML). This description focuses on the specification in ISO/IEC 29500:2012 and represents the format variant known as "Transitional." Although editions of ISO 29500 were published in 2008, 2011, 2016, and 2016, the specification in the standard has had very few changes other than clarifications and corrections to match actual usage in documents since WordprocessingML was first standardized in ECMA-376, Part 1 in 2006. Hence, this description should be read as applying to all WordprocessingML versions published by ECMA International and by ISO/IEC through 2016. See Notes below for more detail on the chronological versions and minor differences.

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