Why can't I open my Office for Android file?

Having trouble opening a file? It’s probably because it has been saved in a file format that this version of Word doesn’t support. Check the table below to see if that’s the case.

Compatible files

File type

Open and edit

Open as Read-Only

Word documents (.docx)

Yes

Yes

Binary documents (.doc)

No

Yes

(Update to .docx format to edit)

Word templates (.dotx)

No

No

Binary templates (.dot)

No

No

Macro-enabled documents (.docm)

No

Yes

(Update to .docx format to edit)

IRM-protected files

Yes

Yes

OpenDocument text (.odt)

No

Yes

(Update to .docx format to edit)

Password Protected (Password-To-Open)

Yes

Yes

Password Protected (Password-To-Modify)

No

Yes

PDF (.pdf)

No

No

Rich text files (.rtf)

No

Yes

(Update to .docx format to edit)

Word XML, Word 2003 XML, or other XML files (.xml)

No

No

Hypertext markup language (.htm, .html)

No

No

Web pages (.mht, .mhtml)

No

No

Plain text file (.txt)

No

Yes

(Update to .docx format to edit)

Works 6-9 documents (.wps)

No

No

Macros are preserved for .doc and .docm format; however, any files created from .dot or .dotm files will NOT contain associated macros. You cannot edit or execute macros.

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