What are DOCM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DOCM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DOCM file?

A .DOCM file is a Microsoft Word Document with Macros file.

The DOCM files used by Microsoft Word are in Open XML Format and have macros enabled. They are created with version 2007 and later of the Microsoft Word word-processing program.

DOCM files are similar to DOCX files, but they contain macros and VBA scripting. In addition, like DOCX files, DOCM files use a combination of XML architecture and ZIP file compression. This compression allows the files to be stored in a smaller size, freeing up space on a user's hard drive and making it easier to distribute the files online.

How to open DOCM files

We have identified three DOCM openers that are compatible with this specific type of DOCM file.

Programs that open Microsoft Word Document with Macros files

Last updated: January 22, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DOCM files. Remember, different programs may use DOCM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeVerified
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
JUST NoteJUST NoteUser submitted
Corel Home OfficeCorel Home OfficeUser submitted
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