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DOC file format

File extension
.doc
File category
Description
DOC – is a special extension corresponding to the documents created in the text editor Microsoft World, up to the 2007 version. This format stores information about the formatting of a text document - paragraphs, lists, indents, alignments, and much more. Microsoft Word DOC files can include textual information and numerous images, graphics, scripts, and diagrams. DOC is an extension in the binary file format, which begins with an information block that acts as a key element of the entire collection of data files. Such binary files include a relatively large amount of information about the formatting of a text document. Traditionally, the extension has become widespread for creating text-format documents in a wide range of OS. In this format, files are opened by any, including modern versions of the Word editor or its analogs from free packages like Open Office, Libre Office, or utilities like Corel WordPerfect.
Technical details
The first versions of the DOC file format prioritized the content of the formatted text. Still, over time, a large number of built-in objects were added to it, among which both diagrams and graphs are found, as well as various media files (sounds, video). Files with the DOC extension can contain data about the merge so that the word processing template can be used together with the table or database.
Programs
Microsoft Word
OpenOffice.org Writer
IBM Lotus Symphony
Apple Pages
AbiWord
Main program
Microsoft Word
Developer
Microsoft
MIME type
application/msword
application/kswps