There are several ways to open and read .docx files. A few methods involve installing softwares while a few other are online tools.
.docx is a new file format introduced by Microsoft, since Office 2007. This new format supports the open XML standard introduced by Microsoft in Office 2007.However earlier versions of Microsoft Office products including Office 2003 cannot open documents saved in this format by Office 2007.
But there are quite a few options to open .docx files.You can download the free Microsoft Compatibility Pack for earlier versions of Office that lets you open and read .docx files.Download the Microsoft Compatibility pack from here. There is also the Docx-converter Dashboard Widget that lets you convert .docx files right from your Desktop.
Another option is to Open .docx files is using an application called a Word Reader. You can open and read Office 2007 documents with this Word Reader. This is a handy application to read .docx files, incase you don’t have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on your PC.
This is a free Word Reader with which you can read Microsoft Word 2007 (*.DOCX), MicroSoft Word 97-2003(*.DOC), Hyper Text Markup Language (*.Htm,*.Html), Plain Text Format (*.TXT), Rich Text Format (*.RTF). Word Reader is available in English, Chinese, German, French, Italian and Japanese and it open Office 2007 documents without any loss of quality!!! Download the free Word Reader from here.