.doc file extension
- 1. Microsoft Word document.
.doc files are Microsoft Word documents, containing word processed text which may consist of text, formatting, images, tables and embedded documents.
Microsoft Word up until Word 2007 saved documents as .doc files. From Word 2007 onwards, Microsoft has changed the format and now uses .docx files.
For more information see:
- www.microsoft.com - A free word viewer is available for download from Microsoft.
- www.openoffice.org - The free OpenOffice suite of tools, which includes a word processor, will open and read Microsoft Word documents and save to the same format.
- http://www.microsoft.com/interop/docs/OfficeBinaryFormats.mspx - Microsoft have published details of the .doc file format.
- 2. Word Perfect document.
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