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File Extension DOC

Microsoft Word 97 to 2003 document file definition and 2 other file types and linked programs information.

File extension doc is used by following file type(s):

 file type 1 description:
Microsoft Word 97 to 2003 document file - common and mostly used .doc file type
The DOC file extension is associated with Microsoft Word, a powerful authoring program that gives you the ability to create and share documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with the easy-to-use Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which is part of Microsoft Office.

The .doc files are traditionally used by Microsoft Word for its document files. The .doc files are in the word binary file format, which is a collection of records and structures that specify text, tables, fields, pictures, embedded XML markup, and other document content. The content can be printed on pages of multiple sizes or displayed on a variety of devices. The Word Binary File Format begins with a master record named the File Information Block, which references all other data in the file. By following links from the File Information Block, an application can locate all text and other objects in the file and compute the properties of those objects.

The latest versions of Microsoft Office use the Open XML file format and the Microsoft Word documents are saved with the .docx file extension or, if they also have macros enable, the .docm file extension.

Mime: application/msword
Mime: application/doc
Mime: appl/text
Mime: application/vnd.msword
Mime: application/vnd.ms-word
Mime: application/winword
Mime: application/word
Mime: application/x-msw6
Mime: application/x-msword

Related programs
that open doc files:
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office for Mac, Microsoft Office Mobile, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word for Mac, Corel WordPerfect, OpenOffice.org, Ashampoo Office, OpenOffice.org Writer, doPDF Free PDF Converter, Convert DOC to PDF For Word, All File to All File Converter 3000, docXConverter, Free PDF Converter, Advanced Word Repair, Advanced Office Repair

 

file type 2 description:
Generic document file
The DOC file extension was used throughout the time by many various applications for their document files such as SmatWare, Sprint, Total Word, Volkswriter, Wang IWP, WordMarc, or WordStar.

The most known and widespread .doc documents are created by Microsoft Word.

Related programs
that open doc files:
WordPad, Microsoft Write, Ashampoo Office, OpenOffice.org