DOCM File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DOCM file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DOCM files.

What is a DOCM file?

Files that contain the .docm file extension are used by the Microsoft Word word processing application. The DOCM files that are used by this program are macro-enabled document files that have been created in the 2007 and 2010 versions of the Microsoft Word word processing software program.

DOCM files are similar to DOCX files, but they contain macros and VBA scripting. 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DOCM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DOCM openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DOCM

While we know of one file format using the .DOCM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DOCM file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
TextMaker ViewerTextMaker ViewerUser submitted
TextMakerTextMakerUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
calibre - E-book managementcalibre - E-book managementUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DOCM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DOCM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!