How to Import or Open Other File Formats in Microsoft Word

In the Microsoft Word, the user can easily open or import an amazing number of file formats. And not to be confused with the file formatting option, which in most of the programs and refers to the design of any page. The file formats are slightest encoded programs that notify computers that how to handle the files which are used in the specific programs. Just look for the three or four letters after the specified period that follows the file name and the file extension enlightening the associated program.

All file formats are not compatible with all the programs, particularly those that are totally different, including a word processor vs. a programming language, or a graphics file and a music file. However, many of the programs which are similar such as Word and WordPerfect and are generally compatible with all the programs.

Word is flexible enough that even to bring spreadsheets from slides or excel from PowerPoint, as well as the texts from some other word processors. Strange line breaks and some other issues can occur, however, need to follow these instructions for the smoothest results. The steps are mentioning below-

Steps to Import or Open Other File Formats in Microsoft Word

Observe that how many file formats, Microsoft Word can open with its built-in conversion utility.

  1. Click to select the File
  2. Click on the Open button
  3. Click on the down arrow, appear next to the File types list box
  4. Now, select all Files from the list, then the Word will display a list of conversion-compatible file formats.
  5. Click to choose a format from the drop-down list, such as we will choose Text Files (TXT).
  6. Then, Navigate to the suitable folder, then the Word displays a list of all TXT files which are available in the target folder.
  7. Now, select the applicable file, and click on the Open tab.
  8. If the text encoding is uncertain, then the Word displays a dialog box that asks you to select the correct one such as Windows Default.
  9. Then, click on the appropriate button, and click on the OK option and the text files to open.

Note: The initial line on the All Files list indicates that “All Word Documents,” which are not precisely All Word Documents, in fact, all documents which can be opened with Word’s conversion utility, such as HTML, HTM, XML, ODT, PDF, and several more.

  1. ODT refer to the Open Document Format (ODF) files which are XML-based, Open Source file formats. .ODT files are generally for the word processing programs that included the files such as ODS for spreadsheets, ODP for presentations, ODG for graphics, and.ODF for formulas or some more mathematical
  2. If you need to open the ODT file, then it is at the end of this first line that utters that All Word Documents, which are not visible on most of the monitors. So, you need to scroll down the All Files list and select ODT from the scrolling list of files.
  3. However, the All Files list also shows Text files (.TXT) which includes ASCII files, Rich Text Format files (RTF), and Word Perfect files versions 5x through 9x (.DOC, .WPD, .WPS). Again, you need to select the format by navigating to the appropriate folder and choose a file from the given list.
  4. About the Adobe Acrobat PDF file format, the PDF format is available on the All Files list in the versions of 2013 and 2016. Previously Word versions don’t provide this option. If you don’t have Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016, then you can easily export the file to Word from the Adobe Acrobat; however, the older versions and some Reader versions do not provide this type of feature. But you can easily save your Word document as a PDF file.
    • By selecting thefile option
    • Then, click on the Save As button
    • Now, choose Adobe PDF from the submenu option.

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