Details of the .doc file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .doc file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .doc file?
- What program do I need to open a .doc file?
- How can the .doc file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .doc?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .doc extension?
- How can I convert .doc files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .doc?
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1 extension(s) and 2 alias(es) found in database
Microsoft Word Document
Microsoft Word uses a proprietary file format to store its documents. There is no official documentation available. Because the file format is very complex, most applications that can handle Word documents rely on Microsoft Word itself.
Corel WordPerfect Document
WP file is a Corel WordPerfect document.
WordStar 2000 Document
WSD file is a WordStar 2000 document. WordStar was a word processor application, published by MicroPro, originally written for the CP/M operating system but later ported to DOS.
Other types of files may also use the .doc file extension.
The following softwares are capable of converting .doc files to other formats:
For example, using the softwares above, a .doc file can be converted into one of the following formats:
The .doc file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .doc file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .doc file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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