Use Word to open or save a file in another file format

You can use Microsoft Word 2010 to open or save files in other formats. For example, you can open a Web page and then upgrade it to access the new and enhanced features in Word 2010. For more information about how to upgrade documents, see Use Word 2010 to open documents created in earlier versions of Word.

Open a file in Word 2010

You can use Word 2010 to open files in any of several formats.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Open.

  3. In the Open dialog box, click the list of file types next to the File name box.

  4. Click the type of file that you want to open.

  5. Locate the file, click the file, and then click Open.

Save a Word 2010 document in another file format

You can save Word 2010 documents to any of several file formats.

Note: You cannot use Word 2010 to save a document as a JPEG (.jpg) or GIF (.gif) file, but you can save a file as a PDF (.pdf) file.

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Save As.

  3. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow next to the Save as type list, and then click the file type that you want.

For this type of file



Word Document


Word Macro-Enabled Document


Word 97-2003 Document


Word Template


Word Macro-Enabled Template


Word 97-2003 Template




XPS Document

.mht (MHTML)

Single File Web Page

.htm (HTML)

Web Page

.htm (HTML, filtered)

Web Page, Filtered


Rich Text Format


Plain Text

.xml (Word 2007)

Word XML Document

.xml (Word 2003)

Word 2003 XML Document


OpenDocument Text


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  1. In the File name box, type a name for the document.

  2. Click Save.

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