DOC file format description

DOC file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DOC files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DOC file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DOC files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Microsoft Word Document

The DOC file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Microsoft Word, serving as a 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. Visit the website of Microsoft Word for a detailed description of the DOC format.

Application:Microsoft Word
Category:Document files
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Microsoft Word Document related extensions

  • ans ANSI Art Text
  • unx Unix Text
  • xls Microsoft Excel Worksheet
  • vtx Microsoft Visio XML Template

#2 WordStar 2000 Document

The 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.

Application:WordStar 2000
Category:Document files
Magic:- / -
Aliases:doc, ws1, ws2, ws3, ws4, ws5, ws6, ws7

WordStar 2000 Document related extensions

  • pcw PC Write Text Document
  • zcn OmniPage Language Data
  • mss Perfect Writer Manuscript text
  • rds Ray Dream Studio Scene

#3 Corel WordPerfect Document

The WP file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Corel WordPerfect, serving as a Corel WordPerfect Document. Corel WordPerfect is a word processing application. Visit the website of Corel WordPerfect for a detailed description of the WP format.

Application:Corel WordPerfect
Category:Document files
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Aliases:doc, w50, w51, w52, w60, w61, wp4, wp5, wp6, wp7, wpd

Corel WordPerfect Document related extensions

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  • indl Adobe InDesign Library
  • szn HiCAD Old Drawing
  • mgs Equation Illustrator Vector Shapes

Did someone accidentally misspell the DOC filename?

The DOC filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DOC file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DOC file.

To set the DOC file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DOC file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DOC files with care

Exercise caution when handling DOC files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DOC files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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