How to open file with DOC extension?

DOC file description

DOC is abbreviation for document and .DOC file is used as file extension for document files which are processed by Microsoft Word. The file was previously used for plain text file but later Microsoft select .DOC file extension for their word processing application MS Word.

If compared with other document file formats .DOC file type has more scripting and text formatting options but on the other hand it is less compatible than other file types. Different versions of MS Word create different types of .DOC files but later versions are able to process all types of .DOC files created by MS Word.

Basic information about DOC file

File DOC is one of the files of the Text Files category. Its full name is Microsoft Word Document . File format DOC was created by Microsoft. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file DOC sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a DOC file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support DOC file

Conversion of a DOC file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DOC extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DOC file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DOC file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DOC file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the DOC file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DOC file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DOC file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DOC file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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