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Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 DOC (.DOC) File

.DOC (DOC) file format is one of the primary file formats delivered and supported by Microsoft Word. Doc file formats are also referred to as Legacy Word document, the reason being that they were supported in Microsoft Word 97 – 2003 templates. Though this file extension is now deprecated, but the latest versions of Microsoft Word can easily render data from them.

The .doc file format falls in the category of Legacy word document; thus, they can be categorized under document file format.

Although being deprecated, the .doc file extension is initially supported by the latest version of Microsoft Word Application that comes as an inbuilt part of Microsoft Office suite. Some other applications that support .doc file format are: -

  • WordPad
  • WordPerfect
  • AbiWord
  • LibreOffice

Developed and owned by Microsoft Corporation.

  • application/msword
  • application/doc
  • appl/text
  • application/vnd.msword
  • application/
  • application/winword
  • application/word
  • application/x-msword
  • zz-application/zz-winassoc-doc

OLECF (OLE Compound File) file signature

Error 1 – Cannot duplicate document '[docname.doc]' to '[path]\preview.docwif' and apply settings.

This error occurs mostly when you are making use of the custom template of the Word. In most of the cases, the Word refers to the missing paths resulting in this error.

Error 2 – Unable to create WIF document.

The unusual behavior of the Microsoft Word often causes the file to crash. The error can be rectified by traversing the source document version.

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