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Open DOC File – Files Extension

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

How to open DOC File

File extension doc file type(s):

Microsoft Word Document 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 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

Programs that open it:

  • Microsoft Word,
  • Microsoft Office for Mac,
  • Office Mobile,
  • 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

Generic document file

The DOC file extension belongs to many various applications for their document files such as SmatWare, Sprint, Total Word, Volkswriter, Wang IWP, WordMarc, or WordStar.

The most known  .doc documents are from Microsoft Word.

Programs to open it:

  • WordPad,
  • Microsoft Write,
  • Ashampoo Office,
  • OpenOffice.org