.doc

File Type 1 Microsoft Word Document IconMicrosoft Word Document
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

DOC files are created with Microsoft Word. They may contain text, tables, graphics, comments, and metadata. DOC files also support advanced text formatting and page layout information.

IMPORTANT: Word 2007 and later saves documents in a new format, which uses the .DOCX extension.

Info About Microsoft Word

Word is a popular word processor for Windows and Macintosh computers. It is that standard word processing program used by most businesses and is also popular among consumers. Word supports advanced text styles and page formatting, as well as images, charts, and graphs. The program also includes a "Track Changes" feature, which allows other users to edit Word documents and note each change they make.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Word

IconMicrosoft Word Viewer

IconCorel WordPerfect

macOS

IconMicrosoft Word for Mac

IconApple Pages

IconApache OpenOffice

Unix

IconApache OpenOffice

IconLibreOffice

Updated May 6, 2009
File Type 2 Generic IconWordPad Document
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

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

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft WordPad

macOS

IconMicrosoft Word for Mac

Updated 2007
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