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.DOC File Extension

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File Type 1WordPad Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategoryText Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Text document created with Microsoft WordPad (bundled with Microsoft Windows)

Program(s) that open .DOC files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft WordPad
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Microsoft Word 2016
Updated 2006

File Type 2Microsoft Word Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.7 (252 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryText Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Word processing document created by Microsoft Word, a word processor included with all versions of Microsoft Office; may contain formatted text, images, tables, graphs, charts, page formatting, and print settings.

More Information

NOTE: Microsoft Word 2007 and later saves documents in the OpenXML format with a .DOCX extension.

Common DOC Filenames:

Document1.doc - The default filename that Microsoft Word gives to new documents prior to Word 2007 (Word 2007 uses Document1.docx by default).

Program(s) that open .DOC files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Word Viewer
Corel WordPerfect X7
Apache OpenOffice
Kingsoft Writer
LibreOffice
Microsoft Wordpad
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Microsoft Word 2016
Apple Pages 5.5
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
LibreOffice
Linux LogoLinux
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Web LogoWeb
Google Drive
iOS LogoiOS
Infraware Polaris Office
Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Android LogoAndroid
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
Infraware Polaris Office
Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Updated 6/22/2015