Convert Word Documents to Plain Text Files

Q

How to convert a Word document into a text file? I have a nice Word document and want to share it with a friend. But he can not view Word document and want to see only the text in the document. Can I convert my Word document into a Text file?

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A

Yes, you can easily convert a Word document into a text file with Word in 4 steps:

1. Open your word document (extension .docx) in Word.

2. Click the File menu, then click Save As menu item. You will see the "Save As" box showing up.

3. In the "Save as type:" field, select "Plain Text (*.txt)" option from the dropdown list.

4. Click the Save button. You will see the File Conversion dialog box showing up.

5. Click the OK button to take default values on the dialog box. A text file will be created with only text content from the original word document.

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