Why I thought Microsoft would do something that I could understand with Office 2007, I don’t know. But, here I am, stuck with someone (a so-called early adopter) who sent me a .docx file and I am on a Mac.
So, I can fire up a PC and use some remote desktop software (Remote Desktop Connection, if I am trying to stay in the Windows world :-]) or I can have fun with opening what really is a zip file of xml content. Shades of what we do in the Mac world with how programs are actually packages or folders of other items.
Or, I can just unzip that file and find the word folder and then the document.xml and drag that onto a web browser like Safari.
But, I can not rely on microsoft.com/mac to provide me with a converter, unlike the converter Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats