File Formats For Saving Files In Microsoft Word

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In an earlier blog entry, we have talked about the file formats Microsoft Office programs can open. Included were Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Notepad, WordPad and of course the word processing flagship Microsoft Word.

Knowing what files you can open with few or no struggle at all in Word is useful, no question, but what about saving documents in Microsoft Word? There is a big list of file formats you can export or save your writing in. In this article, we plan to reveal them all.


Please note that these information represent the current standard as of Microsoft Office 365. They may not be accountable for earlier or newer versions of Microsoft Word.


Microsoft Word Formats

The first formats to have a look at are the default and standard document files provided by Microsoft Word. They can be regarded as Word’s “native” files. While some of these files differ due to the version of Microsoft Word you have, others serve different purposes.



DOC files have been the standard document files to save your writing in Microsoft Word for a long time. It is compatible with versions of Microsoft Word from Word 97 up to Word 2003 for Windows.

DOCX is the XML-based format that is standard for versions Microsoft Word 2007 and newer.

Read more about the difference between DOC and DOCX.



DOT and DOTX differ from the aforementioned document files in one crucial instance: they are template files. Documents saved as DOT or DOTX save content as well as layout and page settings, styles, shortcuts, and more, thus making it easier to start a new document with the exact same set-up.

DOT files are compatible with versions of Microsoft Word 97 up to Word 2003.

DOTX files, similar to DOCX, are based on XML. Those templates can be saved with Microsoft Word 2007 and newer.



Both DOCM and DOTM are similar to DOCX and DOTX respectively. They are both XML-based. However, saving in these formats preserves VBA macro code in either the document or document template.

These macros are only able to run in Word 2011, thus making this the version of Microsoft Word that allows you to save your writing as either DOCM or DOTM.


Other Text Formats

Other than Microsoft native document formats, you can save your writing in universally supported and common text formats as well. Those are the following:



TXT files are the “most basic” text files you can create. Text is saved in a plain format without any formatting or styles. This file type can be opened in all common text editors like NotePad.

Read more about why you may want to create a TXT file.



RTF files are similar to both DOC and TXT files. Text is saved with basic formatting however, setting it apart from the plain text version TXT. However, the formatting preserved in RTF files are not as advanced as those in DOC and DOCX.

Many other word processing programs are able to open RTF files.



PDF files are special in that they can not be further edited in common word processing software as Microsoft Word. Text saved as PDF, however, look exactly the same in every program they are opened with as they contain a fixed page layout. This format is especially useful when transferring writing from, e.g., Windows to Apple Mac computers or for printing.



Another possibility for saving text in Microsoft Word is to save it as an executable webpage. There are two formats available for this.



HTM files save the contained text in the HTML format. Thus, the files can be executed in a web browser. Like PDF files, they look exactly the same on Windows and Apple computers.

Read more about reasons why you may want to save your documents as HTM(L).



When saving a document in the MHT format, it is optimized for display on the web as well. All page elements like images, tables and other graphics are included in one MHT file. The files use the MIME HTML Internet standard.


Markup Languages

Next to webpages, Microsoft Word is also able to save text in the markup language XML.



XML files contain text translated into XML markup language. All formatting of the text is translated as well.

There are two versions of the XML file available for saving in Microsoft Word; one is compatible with Word 2003, one for Windows 2007.



Next to these (more or less) document types available for saving, Microsoft Word is also capable of exporting writing in different file formats.



There are two versions of DIC files available. They are both linked to dictionary entries that are not contained or specified in the main dictionary of Microsoft Word.

One version of DIC files stores information about new words or terms that are not saved in the main dictionary.

The other version specifies the preferred spelling of words and terms. Saving them in this type of DIC will prevent Microsoft Word from marking correctly spelled words as incorrect. This is especially useful when it comes to the distinction between British and American English.



THMX files contain information about used fonts, color schemes, background settings and other formatting that belongs to a Microsoft Word page theme. In Word, you can choose between different themes under Home > Themes > Browse Themes. Thus, you can apply them to any page you are working on.

3 Great Ideas How To Send Holiday Greetings This Year

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Christmas is just around the corner. During this stressful time of preparation and planning, its important to take a step back to breathe. And please do not forget your loved ones over all the stress!

If you are lucky, you can visit or are visited by family this year to spend the holiday of love and giving with them. However, sometimes it’s simply impossible to invite all relatives or friends over for a Christmas dinner or party. Show them that they are not forgotten with festive holiday greetings!

We from have some great ideas for you on how to give your far-away living relatives and friends a special holiday treat. Check them out below:


Record a Holiday Video

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If you want to do something really special for your loved ones, why not record a little video of your family with a nice message for the holidays and some stunning visuals of your apartment, decoration, or the snow outside?

No matter if you want to create an image collage or just record a short, festive clip with your phone, a holiday video is a little treat everyone can enjoy.


Today, thanks to the use of smartphones, everyone can record a video and send it across the globe. However, make sure that your video is in a format the receiver can open as well. The iPhone, for example, records videos in another format than other smartphones, and not every computer or operating system may be able to open them.

Likewise, if you plan on uploading the video to YouTube or Vimeo, they may need a special format, bit rate, or size to be accepted by the video platform.


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Convert videos you want to send to your family and friends, or upload to the web, to the MP4 format. It’s the most widely supported and common video format.


Send Your Loved Ones a Holiday Card

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The more traditional approach is to send a visually appealing holiday card. Send season’s greetings from home, a cabin in the mountains, or a sunny beach — wherever you may be this Christmas.


With regard to Chrostmas cards you will have to consider the means of sending though. DO you plan to send your card via e-mail? Then it should be in a format that can be opened on any computer or laptop. Do you want to send it using WhatsApp? Then make sure it can be opened on a smartphone.  Do you want to send your card using a social media platform or even use it as your seasonal Twitter or Facebook banner? Then make sure that there will be no loss in quality when you upload your card.


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For all kinds of sending means, we propose you convert your images to JPG. The format is supported by Windows and Mac computers as well as Android and iOS devices.

However, if you want to distribute your holiday card via Twitter, Facebook or another social media platform, we recommend the PNG format as it causes less or even no quality loss when posting on your wall or feed.


Write a Holiday Letter to Your Family

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Pictures say more than a thousand words, but sometimes it’s better to nevertheless share some words. Writing a holiday letter this Christmas will not only tell your family that you thought of them, but will keep them up-to-date with your life as well.


Again, when saving your letter, keep in mind how you want your relatives and friends to receive it. Do you wish to send your letter, all traditionally, via mail? Then you should choose a format that doesn’t change or get crooked while printing, especially if you use a lot formatting, images, and decorations.

If you send your letter as an e-mail attachment, you have to make sure that everyone can open and read it—preferably with no layout changes as well.


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No matter if you are using Apple Pages, Microsoft Word or any other word processing software, there is one go-to format you should use for your end-product: PDF

PDFs can be opened by Mac and Microsoft computers alike and there are many free apps available that open PDF files on your smartphone. Furthermore, PDF contains a fixed layout and everyone will see the document like you intend them to. This is also true for printing.


Send Your Holiday Greetings

It doesn’t really matter which form of sharing your holiday cheer you will use. In the end, all that matters is that you took some time to prepare a sweet little message for your friends and family this season.

Merry Christmas!

Document Converter Online For Free

Online Document Converter

For anyone looking for a document converter site online for free then is the place to visit. There is no need to buy any software or install any kind of programs to use our easy to convert tools. The user interface is also extremely easy to use which makes converting your files a cinch.


Avoid Shady and Dubious Sites

There are numerous reasons why knowing about where to go to in order to convert your documents is important. For one thing, various sites which claim to offer ways for you to convert your document, video, audio or any other kind of files can actually end up causing problems for you. Many of these places will only let you convert your documents or other files if you download their bloated software. Most of these programs you need to download contain PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) virus which install 3rd party software. The software will offer numerous freebies for you to take advantage of.

Problem is that most of these “Freebies” are not really free at all, but simply trial versions. However, if decide you do not want them after the time is up, they are almost impossible to remove from your device. Worse of all, they end up installing other unwanted programs which repeat the process all over again until you end up with hundreds of PUP in your mobile devices, tablets or computers. Some sites can also lead to you downloading a trojan into your device which can end up hacking and stealing your personal information.

Other sites offering online conversion will also require you to give your email address in order to “Send you your file” once it is converted. Of course, after you get your file (if you do get it) you will also end up getting a vast amount of unsolicited emails or spam.


You should also check out Popular Document Files & Their Differences


Online-Convert: Safe & Trusted

Having any kind of file you want to convert shouldn’t require you to do anything other than simply upload and convert your file to whatever extension you need. There should not be any email requirements, much less software or program needed to be installed in your device in order to do so. Online-convert takes pride in knowing our site is one of the safest and most trusted on the web. Our motto is simple “You upload your file and we convert it for you”.

So now you may be wondering if the file you want to convert can be converted here. Well no matter what kind of file it is, we can convert it for you.  For document files such as DOC, DOCX, Flash, HTML, ODT, PDF, PPT, PPTX, REF to TXT, it can all be done here quickly and easily.

Simply select the target format which you want to convert to and then choose the extension. Depending on the file size and your connection speed, the process will be done very quickly.


Be sure to also read our popular post on How To View All Kinds Of Files Without Installing Anything


So remember, next time you are looking for a document converter Online site for free, visit us here and we will convert your file in a heartbeat and without a hitch.

Social Media and Other File Sharing Dangers

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It seems as if everyone we know has a social media account these days since it allows family and friends to easily connect from different places all over the world. Let’s face it, social media usage has gone up at least 10,000% the past 2 years. From Facebook to Twitter, there are thousands of sites where people interact and share with one another all sorts of videos, files, documents and more. However, there are many social media and other file sharing dangers that most people don’t really know about or pay enough attention to.



P2P (Peer-to-peer) File Sharing

Years ago a P2P program called Kaaza came out on the Internet and it immediately became an overnight success with users. People were finding millions of files being shared by users remotely from all over the world. From movies, software and songs, there wasn’t anything you couldn’t find on Kaaza or similar sites; and all for free. However, hackers soon invaded these sites and began to upload files filled with malicious virus and trojan horses. The programs also began to collect private user data and practically took over your computers. Most of the P2P programs actually were sending out emails through your own computer without users even knowing about it. Millions of computers and laptops were infected and people soon began to realize the dangers P2P programs presented.

Anyone who has P2P software installed on their PC or devices should be very careful, especially if you are using it at the workplace. One of the easiest forms of hacking someone comes via P2P sharing. Chances are that those costly programs and files you are finding for free on P2P networks may end up costing you much more in the end. Always use caution and examine the files you download with an antivirus program before opening them.


You must also read on the Dangers Of Downloading Free Files From The Internet


Dangers of Flash Drives

Flash drives have made our lives so much easier when it comes to file sharing. However, they are extremely risky and are one of the most commonplace tools for infections and virus. This is because flash drives bypass network security when you run them. Some have an autorun on them which makes it even worse to control. The minute you insert a flash drive into your device, it can start a virus to run and infect your computer in seconds. It can spread from your PC and disable security programs as well. Just like files you download from the internet, always check flash drives for infections and viruses.


Email File Sharing

We all receive thousands of emails a month, depending on your email program. Because of this, sharing files via emails is one of the most dangerous and quickest forms for users to get their devices hacked or breached. Emails are not designed to be secure so they can easily be manipulated to act as a trojan horse by hackers. If you receive an email with a file attachment then be super careful when opening it. Even if these files are from friends or family members, use caution. Most hackers will hack your device and send out emails to those on your contact list to make it appear as if the emails are legit and coming from you. By the time the others realize what has happened, they too have also been hacked. Using file sharing services is always best if you send out files or receive some from friends, co-workers of family members. Most bogus or dangerous emails will come with really catchy or eye grabbing subject lines to induce you into opening them. If in doubt, it is always prudent to simply delete them.


Cloud File Sharing

Last year, over 2 Billion dollars were lost to hackers by businesses whose employers ended up using some sort of cloud file sharing services. Sites such as Google Drive and Dropbox are awesome to use since they make file sharing so much easier. However, they also open up a plethora of security risks for users. Some people just love sending out files to others and fwd them. Still, often times these files being shared can easily be modified by a user on the list while they end up adding some malicious virus or trojan to the original document or file. Many companies are now using professional grade file sharing services for their employers and are forbidding them from using consumer grade  programs to avoid being breached. Be sure to follow your employer’s security protocol when using a company’s computer lest you lose your job behind sharing or receiving files from others.


Worried about your files? Then check out these Tips on Protecting Important Files


In all reality, file sharing can be great and has made our world so much easier when it comes to sharing files all over. Social media is a great tool as well since we can all share files all day long and see or get files we would never had been able to do so before. However, it can also end up costing you or others your personal data and information if you’re not careful. Use caution and be fervent security wise in your file sharing usage.  

Popular Document Files & Their Differences

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Sharing the written word has never been as easy as in the online world. Contracts, books, letters, thoughts, poems, notes… Whatever you want to write down, you can easily spread, send and share it over the internet. This is fairly easy, because most people are able to open, view, read or even edit the documents you send them. However, since there are many different kinds of documents, there may be some complications as well.

Sometimes, it may be important to convert a document file into another format to be able to open it. Or, you may want to convert the document before sending and sharing it so your friends, clients, boss, co-workers, or people on the internet in general can easily access it. If so, you have to be careful in choosing the perfect file format for your purpose because document files differ from one another in many respects.

In this article, we will provide you with an overview of the most popular document files. That way, it should be easy for you to choose the perfect format to save, send or convert your documents in and to.


Popular Document File Extensions


One of the most popular and common document formats is the native format of Microsoft Word. Documents written and created in Word are typically saved as either DOC or DOCX depending on the Microsoft Office version you are using.

DOC and DOCX files can contain text and rich formatting as well as tables, images, and other objects. This makes them a preferable file format for different purposes that require a flexible way of formatting a document. From invoices or contracts with specific fields, to reports and essays containing graphs and tables, DOC and DOCX files provide a great way to express thoughts, present findings, and provide information.

Both files are able to be edited further, either by the original author or by the receiver. Furthermore, many programs are able to open DOC and DOCX files depending on their version. However, in some programs the formatting may change or images and tables may be displayed differently.

Read more about the difference between DOC and DOCX.



ODT files are similar to DOC and DOCX files. Yet, while the latter ones are native to Microsoft Word, ODT files are distributed under the open standard license and are thus native to many different open source word processing programs like OpenOffice and Libre Office.

Documents with the ODT extension can contain rich formatting, OLE objects, tables, graphs and images as well. They are common among many people and can be used for many different purposes like contracts, essays, reports, letters, and more.

ODT files can be edited by the original author as well as any receiving member. The format is also supported by other, non-open source programs like Microsoft Word which makes them very versatile. However, formatting and the overall display can be shifted or otherwise differ from the original formatting when opened with software that did not create the document.



RTF is the file extension for Rich Text Format documents. It was developed by Microsoft as well, but can be created using almost every other word processing program like Microsoft’s NotePad or OpenOffice Writer.

RTF files can contain basic text formatting. However, no images, videos or other files can be implemented in the document, only text. Thus, the file is applicable for all needs that do not include images but formatted text only, like letters, contracts, or invoices. Like all aforementioned document files, RTF files can be further edited.

The file format is highly compatible with almost every word processing software and thus not only wide-spread in the web and among users, but also easily distributed and shared.



The best known and most compatible document type is the TXT document. TXT files contain raw text and can be created with any if not all word processing programs.

TXT files do neither contain formatting nor images or other objects. They are basic documents, developed to store text only. This makes them perfect for data storage or quick and easy information exchange—especially across platforms.

These raw text files can be opened by almost all programs like Microsoft Word, Pages for Mac, LibreOffice LaTex, and more. Of course, TXT files can be further edited as well.



PDF files were developed by Adobe and differ greatly from the document files mentioned above in several aspects. Next to formatted text, PDFs can contain images, graphs, tables, and even 3D drawings. Sometimes, they consist of images and scanned pages only instead of an underlying text file. Mixtures of both are possible as well.

PDF formats are perfect for printing since they preserve the formatting of the file they were created out of. Similar to an image, the PDF contains a fixed layout and always looks the same, no matter which program, software or device is used to open it. Next to the cost-free Adobe Reader, many programs are able to open PDF files. There are apps for mobile devices, and most browsers support opening PDF files as well. Furthermore, most word processing programs are able to export documents in the PDF format.

Unless using a program that specifically allows the modification of PDF files, they are protected from further editing. Furthermore, PDF files can be secured using a password or even encrypted.

The common distribution as well as the fact that everyone will see a PDF in the same way make it a perfect file format for spreading, sending and sharing documents.



HTM and HTML are abbreviations most commonly associated with web addresses. However, documents can also be saved in this format. Most word processing programs are able to save formatted text, containing images, audio and other objects in the HTML or HTM format. They can be opened with any web browser and are handled like real or true websites, completely with embedded media and outgoing links.



Contrary to the file formats mentioned above, PPT and PPTX are known as presentation files rather than documents. They are native to the Microsoft PowerPoint program and can include images as well as text, graphs, animations, tables, slide transitions and embedded videos and audio files. It is the most common file used for different kinds of presentations among smaller or bigger groups of people.

The slideshows created using PowerPoint can be opened by other, open source programs as well. However, slide transitions, animations, and the overall formatting as well as the overall display may differ form the original one when PPT or PPTX files are opened in programs like Libre Office.

Read more about the difference between PPT and PPTX.

Should I Convert To PDF Or EPUB?

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Nowadays it is easy to carry your documents around without having to print them on paper. You can read them from everywhere, share them online or via email, and distribute them to a wide variety of people. Same goes for books that can be published easier and faster thanks to the growing e-book popularity.

For each purpose, there seems to be a dominant file format most people use to save, store, distribute, share, send, and download their documents and books in. The most common ones (if no further editing of the documents or manuscripts is needed) are PDF and EPUB. Both formats are supported by many mobile device, either natively or via cost-free apps. But what are the differences between those too? And which format should I choose for myself? Lets find out.


Before we concentrate on the differences, lets have a look at the similarities of the two formats.

  • Both can contain text as well as images, complex formatting, and even clickable links (depending on the device you open them with).
  • PDF as well as EPUB files can be opened by most e-book readers. Here you can see what files your e-book reader supports.
  • Both formats are supported by e-reader apps for your tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device.
  • PDF and EPUB are open standard formats and can both be protected using DRM.

From a first glance, the two files do not seem too different. Yet, there are striking differences that you need to consider when you decide whether you want to save your file as a PDF or an EPUB.

  • Text is resizable, the page content is reflowable
  • Has to be created with a special program or converter
  • Supports XML data and CSS styling
  • Optimized for reading on a small screen
  • Special programs or an e-book reader is needed to read/open the files
  • Rigid (fixed) format
  • Can be generated by Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and more
  • Contains formatting of the original document
  • Optimized for printing
  • PDF reader for computer or mobile devices needed to read/open the files

What To Use?

Now that the similarities and differences have been laid out, it’s pretty obvious which format is the best to use for which purpose.

EPUB: Create or convert to EPUB if you want to read your document on a small screen where you can change the font size and the page flows with the size of your screen.

PDF: Create or convert to PDF if you want to read your document on a computer screen and maintain the formatting for printing and sending your files.

Why You Should Convert Your Job Application To PDF

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When writing your job application, your mind is full of formulations, important dates, and weighing up your skills and qualifications. The format in which you should save your resume and cover letter is often a mere afterthought. This is wrong! If you send your resume in a format that may not only be difficult but maybe even impossible to open by the employer, your application will most probably wander into the trash bin unread.

Choose The Best File Format For Your Job Application

In rare cases, especially when applying for a job online, there are strict instructions and information about the file format an employer expects to receive your application in. The rule of thumb is, of course, to follow the directions and requirements by your future employer.

Most employers request a resume and cover letter in the PDF or Microsoft Word (DOC) format. However, some ATS’ (Applicant Tracking Systems) may not be compatible with PDF documents. Thus, following the instructions given in the respective job offer is vital. If a job offer is unmistakably asking for your resume to be hand in as a RTF, then do not hand it in in any other document file format!

There is also a difference in how you are asked to submit your application that may determine the file format. Whether you are asked to upload your application, send it via email, or post it online can determine the file format you should use. In most cases in which you are asked to upload or post your resume, detailed instructions are given though. Follow them strictly! Otherwise, your resume will most likely not even be looked at because it either doesn’t meet the style requirements for the ATS or is simply impossible to open.

Editable Document File Formats

Depending on the word processing software you use, the default format in which you save your documents is determined. The newer versions of Microsoft Word save documents in the DOCX format, while open source software like OpenOffice or LibreOffice use the equally open source format ODT. Sending your files in these formats can be highly problematic for your employers though!

Most ATS do not handle DOCX documents very well, and the conversion of ODT files is often not good, messing with your formatting, style, and overall readability. So, instead of using one of these formats, saving your documents as DOC is highly advised – especially if you seek to edit them later on again. Documents with the DOC extension are manageable by older and newer versions of Microsoft Word as well as the open source alternatives.

To save your document in the DOC format, you can either choose it from the list of file formats available in your word processing program of choice, or easily convert your existing documents using an online DOC converter.

Convert To PDF

PDFHowever, even when using Word’s DOC format, it is not guaranteed that there will be no complications. Not every Microsoft Word version accepts and opens DOC formats correctly, and there could be problems and errors while printing. Furthermore, the files are much bigger compared to other formats and could thus lead to problems regarding email attachment restrictions as well as the maximum file size for uploading. They are also regarded as security hazard by some systems since they can contain executable code within their coding.

Unless you have specific requirements given in the job offer or by the employer, you should thus consider a versatile format that contains fixed formatting, is readable by most programs, systems, and computers, and supports a good transition for printing. The solution thus is: PDF.

Since job applications do not have to be edited by your potential new employer, the one point that is often denoted as the PDF’s weak point does not bear any consequences. Quite contrary, all the advantages of the PDF speak for it’s usage as the number one go-to file for your job application:

  • The document preserves the exact same formatting, no matter on which computer or device it is opened.
  • PDF’s are perfectly supported by most printers, giving you the best possible outcome if you or your employer need to print your resume.
  • The Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program for download, and thus accessible by many to view your PDFs. However, there are other free programs that handle PDFs as well, making it the one format that can be opened across all kinds of operating systems and devices.
  • You can create a PDF out of many different document files like DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, ODT, and more! One easy way to do it is to use an online PDF converter since converting will NOT alter or delete your original file.

No Problems With Your Job Application

By choosing PDF as your go-to format to save and send or hand in your job application, you can (almost) not go wrong. However, the most important thing to keep in mind is to follow instructions if they are given.

Now, all your application has to do is to win your potential new employer over with it’s content!

Open Apple PAGES Files Without iWork

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Different word processing software produce different document files with different file extensions. From Microsoft Word we all know DOC and DOCX, and the open source programs use files with the ODT extension. Yet, users of Apple Mac computers or devices running with the OS X also know one more: PAGES.

The native Mac word processing program Apple Pages allows you to save documents in the PAGES format. However, opening such files when you don’t have Pages on  your MAc or iWork on your computer is difficult. While the Pages program is able top open Microsoft Word’s DOC and DOCX files, you can not open PAGES documents in Word.

If you received a PAGES document from an Apple user, or want to open your PAGES text file on another computer, we can show you how to easily open them without having to install iWork!


Every PAGES document file also contains a text file of the stored information. With a little trick, this embedded file can be extracted in a few simple steps. Depending on your PAGES document, it can be a PDF or XML document.

1. Navigate to your PAGES document. Change the file extension from .pages to .zip and confirm that you want to make this change. This will change not only the way your computer will handle the file, but also it’s icon.


2. Extract the the newly created zip folder. It will have the same name as the previous PAGES document. Open the extracted folder. There, you will find several folders. I found the document with the content information in a folder called “word”. It is called “document.xml”.


3. You can open the XML document in a text processing program or browser. However, this will result in a document containing all the html and xml tags. To prevent this, rename the file from .xml to .html


4. Now, you can open the document in a browser. The tags will be gone and only the extracted text will be left.

5. If you found a PDF document instead of a XML text file, you can use it directly. If you want to use the text further, you can also convert the PDF to DOC or another document file.


Convert JPG to PDF

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Images, photos, designs, charts, data – many of these information are commonly stored in an image file format, and even those less common are sometimes only available as JPG, PNG, or a similar image file. Many layouts, designs, and templates are available in even less known formats like SVG or TGA.

As a user or client, you may still want to open them or present the data in an appealing way. And as a designer, coder, or provider, you may want to give your clients a version of your work that can be opened without any problem and easily displayed and presented. Sure, JPG is the most widely spread image file format, and can be opened on many devices, even mobile ones. Yet, an image file is in some cases not what your client or the circumstances need.

Then, it’s time to convert your image to PDF!

Convert JPG to PDF

JPG to PDFThe conversion of your file into the PDF format couldn’t be easier than using this online PDF converter.

On the homepage of, you can find it in the document converter category. This and the image you want to convert is all you need.

If you opened the converter, it’s time to choose the file you want to convert. Here, you have three possibilities and you can of course choose the one that suits you or the circumstances best.

  1. Upload your JPG from your computer or (external) hard drive.
  2. Upload your image using a link to the image from the web.
  3. Access your JPG from a cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Once you choose the file from one of the sources mentioned above, all you have to do is click on “Convert File”.


Depending on how big the file is, it may take a while to convert it. Don’t close the tab while waiting. The download will start once the conversion is done, but of course you also have the possibility to save it to Google Drive or Dropbox, or send it to an email address.

Usually, the resulting PDF file can be found in the download folder, unless specified differently in your browser settings. Opening it you will find the perfectly converted JPG.


Other files you can convert to PDF

Of course, JPG is not the only file format you can convert to PDF! All other kinds of image files like BMP, GIF, PNG, SVG, TGA, or TIFF are supported as well.

Documents like DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, or TXT can be converted to PDF as well. You can read more about why you would want to convert from Word to PDF here.
Presentations can be converted to PDF as well, making sure that any computer or device can play your PowerPoint or Open Office presentation.

eBook files are another file type that can be easily converted to PDF. Read more about how to become more flexible when converting EPUB or MOBI to PDF.

Last but not least, you can easily convert websites and online articles to PDF by simply providing the link.

How To Convert PDF To Word

PDF to WordOn the section of that holds all our document converters, you can find many tools to convert your text files into different formats. No matter whether you are using Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or another word processing program, on you can convert files to DOCX, ODT, RTF, PDF, and more.

There are many reasons for why you may want to convert your documents to one of the available formats. We have already talked about some of the conversions you may want to conduct:

However, today’s article and the attached video tutorial will tell you why you may want to convert PDF documents into a Microsoft Word file.

Online PDF To Word Converter

The PDF to Word conversion is a good way to extract text from a static and non-editable document for further usage. Text passages can be copied from PDF documents that were based upon text documents (contrary to scanned images), however, formatting is oftentimes lost, and longer PDFs can become a nuisance to copy page by page or even paragraph by paragraph.

Converting the whole file into an editable Word document is the more elegant, faster, and less unnerving solution. All you have to do is to choose the Word document converter you need. While computers with older versions of Windows and the according Windows Office suite, may still require to convert to the DOC format, newer versions often choose DOCX instead.

DOCXThe DOCX format succeeded the older Word format. Unlike DOC, DOCX files can be opened more easily in other programs than Microsoft Words, which makes spreading and sending them easier and more approachable. It also manifests the Microsoft Office Open XML standard.
More information about the difference between DOC and DOCX can be found in this article.

PDF to Word only for unprotected PDF files

PDFThis kind of conversion works well with unprotected PDF files. Oftentimes, PDF files are former Word or OpenOffice documents that were saved in the PDF format for better handling and formatting reasons. Such files can easily be converted “back” into the Word formats DOC or DOCX. If the PDF in question contains images, they are imported into the Word document as normal document images. It may be that the formatting needs a bit of adjustment after the conversion though, but the major formatting will remain the same as in the PDF.

Unfortunately, DRM protected PDF files can not be converted. The DRM protection method prevents the conversion process from taking place. If you are the owner of the protected PDF file, make sure to remove the protection before converting your PDF into Word.

However, depending on the complexity of your PDF, it can always happen that formatting errors or other minor problems occur during the conversion.

Different source formats for conversion to Word

Of course the conversion to Word is not limited to PDF files as the source file format only. PDF conversion to Word makes documents editable again, but it can also come in handy when someone sent you a file Microsoft can’t open without producing errors (either in formatting or displaying a list of nonsense symbols). The open standard format ODT as well as Word Perfect’s WPD files can be converted into DOC or DOCX with a few clicks.

When it comes to PDF to Word conversion, however, it’s advised to use the DOC file format instead of the newer, XML supporting DOCX.

Let us show you how easy it really is!

How Do You Convert PDF To Word

This short video tutorial shows you how to convert from PDF to Doc. Underneath, you will also find a quick how-to in written form. The best about it all? The PDF to Word converter is part of the free features of!

Go to and choose the DOC or DOCX converter from the list of document converters. These are the common Microsoft Office text document formats. Of course you can also convert it to the open standard format ODT, if you are using LibreOffice or OpenOffice instead.

PDF to Word

Click on “Choose File” if you have the PDf stored on your hard drive. As an alternative, you can enter the URL of a PDF that is saved on the internet, or upload a PDF document from your Dropbox.

Click on “Convert File”. The conversion process starts now. Depending on how big your file is, this may take a few seconds.

PDF to Word

The successfully converted Word document will be stored on your hard drive in the usual folder for downloaded items. However, you can also choose to upload the file to your Dropbox or Google Drive.

PDF to Word

If you open the DOCX file now alongside with the PDF, you will see that there is almost no difference between the two documents.

However, since DOC is a “discontinued” file format, it may happen that formatting errors occur in the text, or that the alignment of pictures can change. However, that’s the good thing about converting to DOC: you can easily make these minor adjustments in Word! Anyways, the most important thing is the correct transfer of the text content of the file.


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