What is a .DOCM File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .docm extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .docm file extension and how to open it.

What is a .DOCM file?

The .DOCM file extension is from Microsoft Word Macro-enabled Document. This file extension was developed by Microsoft. This text related file is in zip format.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .docm file on 5 platforms.

How to open a .DOCM file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DOCM file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .DOCM file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .docm file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Writer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is OpenOffice Writer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DOCM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Writer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DOCM file on Mac

To open the .docm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the OpenOffice Writer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Planamesa NeoOffice and OpenOffice Writer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DOCM file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Writer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DOCM file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .docm file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Writer software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is OpenOffice Writer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DOCM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenOffice Writer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .DOCM file on Android

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .docm file on Android in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .DOCM file in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software and install it. The other software that opens the .docm file on Android is MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .DOCM file on iOS

There is easy way to open the .docm file on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. You could also download the MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .DOCM file?

If you are still unable to open the .DOCM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DOCM file.docmhtml – Microsoft, .docset – Doxygen, .docx – Microsoft, .docxml – Microsoft, .docz – Hancom. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DOCM file with the OpenOffice Writer program on Windows, OpenOffice Writer, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac, OpenOffice Writer software on Linux, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software on Android and MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software on iOS.