Information about the .doc (doc) file type

This is one of two possibilities that we have on file for the .doc file extension, follow this link to view both possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .doc (doc) file type.

.doc
Microsoft Word document.

.doc files are Microsoft Word documents, containing word processed text which may consist of text, formatting, images, tables and embedded documents.

 Microsoft Word up until Word 2007 saved documents as .doc files. From Word 2007 onwards, Microsoft has changed the format and now uses .docx files.

cf .docx.

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Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .doc files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .doc. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.