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I have a quite a few documents written in Word 2003. I want to post them in a blog. As I understand it, these documents need to be put into Word 2007 (or later) for this to be done. Am I correct in this? If so, what is a good way to go about changing them over. If necessary, I am willing to purchase Word 2007 but do I have to retype everything? Thanks for the help.
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Word 2003 extension >> .doc

Word 2007 extension >> .docx

Just do a save as and save into the .docx version, and yes you would have to upgrade your version of office to get the 2007+ Word extension of .docx
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Typically a Blog is in html format. The database tool that you paste the content in with should have a WYSIWYG editor that you do your formatting with.

So I would be surprised if you need to do any Word doc/docx format conversions at all. Either format is fine if you are pasting the content into an editor to upload to the blog.
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Word 2007 and later can all quite happily read Word 97-2003 files without doing any conversion. The real issue, though, as Andrew pointed out, is that blogs typically work with the HTML format, not Word's .doc or .docx formats. And, while Word 97 and later can all save to the HTML format, the HTML code they produce is truly horrible.

If you're lucky, the WYSIWYG editor for the blog will allow you to simply copy & paste formatted content from Word into the editor; otherwise you might try saving the document in HTML format, then importing that. The worse-case scenario is that you might have to copy & paste the Word content as plain text, then reformat in the WYSIWYG editor.
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Word 2003 can read and write the .docx format if you have the compatibility pack published by MS when Word 2007 was released.
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