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Jul 28 2023

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Need to edit a DOCX file? Don't have access to Microsoft Word? The good news is that there's still a way you can open your DOCX document to edit and update your content. 

With remote work becoming the norm, it’s more and more common to work whenever you need to and from wherever you are. All you need is a browser and internet access – and the same applies to editing DOCX documents.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to edit your DOCX file for free with Xodo so you can keep your editing and document drafting tasks flowing.

How to Edit DOCX Online without Word

To start editing your DOCX documents online without Word, follow these steps:

1. Open your file in Xodo’s free online DOCX Editor.

2. Click anywhere on your document to start editing. Simply type on the page to edit your text and use any of the editing and formatting options from the toolbar.

Editing a Docx file online without MS Word

3. When you’re done, click on Download to save the edited DOCX document to your device.

Expert Tip: If you're collaborating with others and need to ensure the content in one of your DOCX files is backwards compatible, check out our Xodo guide on converting your DOCX file to DOC.

Edit DOCX with advanced features

Even though you’re editing your document online, that doesn’t mean you miss out on the capabilities you need most, whether you need to change a paragraph, add text, or remove a page in your Word doc. Here’s a quick look at the advanced features you can utilize with Xodo's free online DOCX Editor: 

Streamline DOCX changes with text modifying options

Xodo ensures you can seamlessly match up your edits as closely as possible by offering up flexible options to work with your text:

Formatting text in Word docs with Xodo DOCX Editor
  • Choose your font: Select from the popular font options that are available from Xodo. Simply select your font from the drop-down menu.
  • Adjust font size: When dealing with different formatting, you can easily increase or decrease the size of your text.
  • Format text: Add basic formatting to your text by selecting from Bold, Underline, or Italic options.
  • Select font colour: Change the colour of your text for revisions or match up your new additions by selecting the colour of your text.

Keep your document structure consistent with formatting options

Documents with structurally formatted text can also be edited with ease. You can change and format your text with the same type of formatting styles you have in your document. You can select from the below options:

  • Headings: Select from Normal, Title, and Heading formats.
  • Text alignment: Quickly align your text as needed to distinguish different sections or lists from other text.
  • Spacing options: Keep your layout consistent with custom text spacing options.
DOCX text formatting options available in Xodo

Related: How to Strikethrough Text in Word

Edit your DOCX documents online with Xodo

Xodo is perfect for taking your workflow online and collaborating with others. You can keep your work easily accessible to edit and revise as needed more effectively.

But the increase in productivity doesn’t stop there. There are 30+ other document tools from Xodo that let you create, convert, and edit your documents online for free. And you can save your documents to Xodo Drive for easy storage and access.

With Xodo Pro, you can edit unlimited DOCX files and integrate your DOCX editing tasks with PDF workflows to increase your productivity.

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Reena Cruz

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