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DOC is a document file format used by Microsoft Word, also used with most word processing software, including OpenOffice. DOC stands for DOCument file. A DOC file can contain formatted text, images, tables, graphs, charts, page formatting, and print settings. With each version of Microsoft Word, the standards for the DOC format change slightly which can cause some compatibility issues.

MIME type: application/msword [official], application/doc, appl/text, application/vnd.msword, application/vnd.ms-word, application/winword, application/word, application/x-msw6, application/x-msword

 

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This was last updated in July 2010

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I have been instructed to send a large document to USA from UK on DOC or DOCX or RTF files. Being a self confessed technophobe I am unsure of how to do this. When I converted a Microsoft Office file to RTF, a note popped up telling me that some stuff might not be saved. Can you help me please? I'm on my knees now, in 'begging' mode...
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I tried to rename a Word Doc and now the file won't open. Does anyone have a tip for how to fix it?
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