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WORD file format

Extension.word
Categorydocuments
DescriptionThe Word format is a proprietary file format created by Microsoft Word, which is a word processing program included in the Microsoft Office suite. The Word format files have a .doc or .docx file extension and can contain a variety of elements such as text, images, tables, charts, and other objects.
Technical detailsThe Word format is based on the Compound File Binary Format, which means that the file is stored as a binary file with multiple streams of data. The main data stream in a Word document contains the text and formatting information, while other streams may contain images, tables, and other objects. The Word format supports a wide range of formatting options, including font styles and sizes, paragraph formatting, text alignment, indentation, bullet points, and numbering. It also supports the use of templates, which allows users to create documents with predefined styles and formatting.