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.DOC File Extension

File Type 1Microsoft Word Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
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CategoryText Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a DOC file?

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

More Information

The DOC file was designated as Microsoft Word's primary format in 1983. However, DOC files created by Microsoft Word 97 to 2003 versions differ from from DOC files created by Word 97 and earlier. In 2006, the .DOCX file replaced the DOC file with the release of Microsoft Word 2007. The DOCX file stores documents in the OpenXML format.

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).

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Programs that open DOC files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Word Viewer
Corel WordPerfect X8
Apache OpenOffice
Kingsoft Writer
SoftMaker Office
LibreOffice
Microsoft Wordpad
Mac
Microsoft Word 2016
Apple Pages
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
LibreOffice
Linux
Apache OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Web
Google Drive
iOS
Microsoft Word
Apple Pages
Infraware Polaris Office
Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Android
Microsoft Word
SoftMaker Office: TextMaker Mobile
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
Infraware Polaris Office
Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Updated 4/28/2016

File Type 2WordPad Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.7 (182 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryText Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

What is a DOC file?

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

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Programs that open DOC files
Windows
Microsoft WordPad
Mac
Microsoft Word 2016
Updated 2006

.DOC Extension Information

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