Information about DOC file format

Name DOC
Full name DOC - Microsoft Word Binary File Format
File extension .doc
MIME type application/msword
Developed by Microsoft
Type of format document file format
Description DOC is a filename extension for word processing documents, most commonly in the proprietary Microsoft Word Binary File Format. In Microsoft Word 2007 and later, the binary file format was replaced as the default format by the Office Open XML format, though Microsoft Word can still produce DOC files.
Technical details Binary DOC files often contain more text formatting information (as well as scripts and undo information) than some other document file formats like Rich Text Format and HyperText Markup Language, but are usually less widely compatible.
Associated programs Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org Writer, IBM Lotus Symphony, Apple Pages, AbiWord.
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_(computing)