File extension .DOC
|Microsoft Word 97 To 2003 Document Format||Microsoft||Text Files|
A file that uses the DOC .DOC extension is a Microsoft Word Document created using various versions of Microsoft Word, such as Word 6 to Word 2019. It is one of the most commonly used file types for digital documents, as it contains both text and formatting information such as images, text styles, paragraph styles, tables, and even external references. The .DOCX, .DOCM, and .DOTM designations are the more recent counterparts of the DOC file format that allow support for a wider range of metadata about the file.
How to Open DOC Files?
DOC files can be opened using Microsoft Word as well as other types of software such as Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice (Linux), Pages (Mac), Google Docs, and WordPad. For DOC files created in older versions of Microsoft Word (Word 4.0 to 6.0), users will need to use Microsoft Word 97-2003 version, which can open these files.
Similar File Extensions
DOC is one of several related Microsoft Word file formats that can store digital documents. Other similar extensions include
Programs for WINDOWS system
Programs for MAC system
Programs for Android system
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .DOC) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .DOC extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .DOC file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .DOC extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .DOC extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .DOC file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .DOC file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .DOC file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .DOC file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .DOC file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
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