DOC - Microsoft Word Binary File Format

What is a DOC file

The DOC file extension is primarily associated with Microsoft Word and is widely used for word processing. Initially plain-text, DOC files now support rich text, images, hyperlinks, and various formatting options.

Over the years, DOC files have evolved to offer extensive features, but compatibility issues can arise with non-Microsoft programs. This is due to the binary coding used in DOC files, which not all programs can fully interpret.

Despite these issues, DOC files remain useful for creating documents with tables, graphs, images, videos, and audio. They can also be used with various templates for enhanced document creation.

Not all features may transfer perfectly across different software. Here are some programs that can open DOC files:


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