For those of us with Microsoft Office 2007, creating a word document saves the file as a .DOCX by default.  Since this format is not backwards compatible, sending this file to someone with a previous version of Office means they cannot open it unless it is converted to a .DOC file somehow.

Investintech comes to the rescue by providing a free conversion option that will take your .DOCX and convert them to a .DOC quickly and, best of all, free.  There is no sign up required, you don’t have to give them your email or any other personal information.  Simply upload your .DOCX file, press the “Convert” button and download the converted file.

The conversion happens almost immediately in most cases but can take longer depending on the size of the file and the amount of conversions in the queue.