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how to open documents with .doc in Windows 10

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#1 Picolo


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:46 PM

Sometimes I get documents with the .doc extension using Windows Words.   Is  there a way to open them

without buying Words


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#2 Agouti


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:57 PM

You need a word processing program that is compatible with the .doc format.  An office suite comes with several modules, including a word processor.  A .doc file is a Microsoft Office document.  Here are some free office suites in no particular order:

Any one of the above suites can open/read Microsoft Office formats.

Edited by Agouti, 08 May 2016 - 04:59 PM.

#3 saw101


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

In addition to the great recommendations by Agouti to download one of the free office suites, you could instead just download the free Microsoft Word Viewer.

You would be able to view and print Doc files but you would not be able to create or edit word documents.


The free Word Viewer is available here:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:17 AM

You can also use Google Docs.

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