DOC file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .DOC file extension.

Microsoft Word Document
Extension Added: October, 25th 2010
Last Updated: May, 13th 2013

Category:Document Files
Popularity: (Very common)
Document created by Microsoft (Word versions 1997-2003), a word processing application which is part of Microsoft Office.

The .DOC format has changed considerably over the years and now supports many advanced features such as rich-text formatting (different fonts and styles) and embedded objects meaning a .DOC file may contain pictures, graphs, diagrams, table data and even web links.

Newer versions of Microsoft Word have moved away from .DOC files to the more advanced and open .DOCX file format.