How to Convert XML to Doc

By Tyson Simmons

Extensible Markup Language, or XML, is a markup language, much like HTML. XML carries data and tags the data so that programs or browsers can read it easily. An XML file is not something you just open and read. All the tags in the text make it difficult to read. However, you can convert the XML text into Microsoft Word's DOC format for easy reading.

Step 1

Open the XML file in Notepad or in your XML editor.

Step 2

Click on the "Edit" drop-down menu and select "Select all." This will quickly select all the content in the XML file.

Step 3

Right-click on the highlighted text and click "Copy."

Step 4

Open Microsoft Word and create a new document.

Step 5

Click the "Home" tab and click the "down arrow" on the Paste button. Choose "Paste Special" from the menu.

Step 6

Choose the "HTML Format" option. This will paste the XML.

Step 7

Click "Save."