Convert old Word (.doc) files to standard (.docx) files

Mac MVP James Gordon has posted directions on how to convert old Word (.doc) files to (.docx) files using an Automator workflow.

What does this converter do?

You choose one (.doc) file, several (.doc) files, or an entire folder filled with (.doc) files and the converter will save a copy of each Word file in standard open XML file format, better known as the “new” (actually more than 5 years old now) Word (.docx) format. . . .

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Word for Mac 2011 bring big changes. VBA is back! Word 2011 is more like it’s Window’s counterpart than ever before. The ribbon is a big change, but users are finding that once they get used to the new feature they are more productive. Word 2011 includes improved collaboration tools that supports Microsoft SharePoint, SkyDrive, simultaneous document editing and Microsoft’s Information Rights Management (IRM) tools. Definitely a recommended upgrade.

Office 2011: Word FAQ Macworld posts . . .

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