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A document is a type of file that has been created or saved by an application. For example, a text file saved with Microsoft Word is considered a document, while a system library, such as a .DLL file, is not. Examples of documents include word processing files, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, video files, and saved media projects.

Each document has filename, which identifies the file. It also includes an icon, which visually identifies the program associated with the file. In most cases, the document icon is generated by the program that created the document. When you double-click a document icon, it will open in the corresponding application.

First Published: August 22, 2013
Last Updated: August 22, 2013

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