In case the blog gets swamped or the tip disappears, here are the steps in a nutshell:
- Open Microsoft Word, and click the Office icon at the top left.
- Click the Word options.
- Select Save in the left pane, then select Word 97-2003 documents from the drop down list.
- Click OK.
If you have a DOCX document that you want to convert to a DOC, try one of these web services for free:
or you can download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats.