Why can't I open my file?

Having trouble opening a file? It might have 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.

Files you can and cannot use in Word for iPhone

File type

Open and edit

Open as Read-Only

Word documents (.docx)

Yes

Yes

Binary documents (.doc)

No

Yes

Word templates (.dot)

Yes

Yes

Binary templates (.dot)

Yes

Yes

Macro-enabled documents (.docm)

No

Yes

IRM-protected files

No

No

OpenDocument text (.odt)

No

No

PDF (.pdf)

No

No

Rich text files (.rtf)

No

No

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

No

Works 6-9 documents (.wps)

No

No

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