.DOC File Format
DOC is the most widely used word document file format developed by Microsoft Word, a word processing program included in all versions of Microsoft Office. The DOC documents are binary files that include more text formatting information than some other document file formats like Rich Text Format (.rtf) and HyperText Markup Language (.html). It contains formatted text, images, tables, graphs, and print settings.
But historically, DOC file extension was first used for documentation of plain text. WordPerfect now owned by Corel used DOC as its proprietary format during 1980s. From 1990s, Microsoft started to use DOC as the filename extension of its Word format.
|How to Open .DOC Files||
DOC Frequently Asked Questions
|Related Books||Office 2010 All-in-One For Dummies|
|Source||- Official File Extension Library|
How to select a program to open DOC files?
When you double click DOC files on computer, the associated program will be launched to open the selected DOC file. But you can change it to any program at your pleasure.
a) Select a program to open DOC files on Windows
Right-click on the DOC file and go through 'Open with' > 'Choose default program'. In the pop-up windows, choose a program as the DOC file opener. If you decide to always open DOC files with the program, only check the option 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'.
b) Select another application to open DOC files on Mac
First Get Info about any one of DOC files by right-clicking or Command-I, and click 'Open with' arrow to choose a program to start your DOC file. Click 'Change All' button to set the selected application as the default DOC file opener app.