With the Word Office Component, experience the infinite power of being able to convert to any format.
.docxfor versions from Word 2007 onwards. Most versions of Word can open raw text files (
.txt) and also work with other formats, such as hypertext processing (
.html), page design.
tagtells the browser how to structure it to display on the screen.
.docxformat for versions of Microsoft Word 2007 and above (earlier, files in
.docformat). And to open these
.docx.files, you will need to have Office 2007 or later (Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016) installed. Compared to the old format, a
.docx.file is only about half the size with the same content. Besides, this new format is also safer and easier to recover (in case of file corruption). Another advantage of
.docx.files is that people designed it to support non-Microsoft Office programs.
.docxis that we may use these formats on different versions of Word. The
.docformat was used by Microsoft on older versions of Word until Word 2003. On Word 2007, Microsoft introduced and used
.docxas the new default format. However, users can still convert to
.docformat to use if desired.
.docxformat is compatibility. The reason is that on Word 2003 and earlier versions do not support
.docxfiles, which means that it cannot open
.docxfiles on Word 2003 and earlier Word.
.docxfiles and other related file formats. In case you cannot open
.docxin Office 2003, you proceed to convert Docx to Doc using various tools, or you can also convert
.docusing online services.
.doc.file, the computer will store the document in a binary file containing related formats and other information. In contrast,
.docxfile is a zip file containing all XML files related to the document. If you replace the
.docxextension with ZIP, you can easily open the document with any zip compression and decompression software and view or change the XML text.
.docis a format that has been used by Microsoft for quite some time. In essence, the
.docis proprietary, which means that other software manufacturers cannot use this format for their applications. Even other Word processing applications have difficulty reading the correct
.docfiles. The main purpose of Microsoft when applying
.docxfile is to create an open standard that can be used by other manufacturers and companies. Therefore
.docxuses the XML platform. Reading and writing
.docxfiles is quite easy because the XML language used is always available. With the launch of
.docxand other XML-based formats, it is conceivable that the
.doc.format will be gradually removed and replaced by new formats. On Word 2007 and 2010, Microsoft has added new features.
.docis the default extension on Word 2003 and earlier versions and
.docxis the default extension on Word 2007 and newer versions.
- On Word 2003 and earlier versions do not support
.docx, this means that you cannot open
.docx.files without a compatible package.
.docxis based on XML, while
.docis based on binary format.
.docis proprietary while DOCX is an open standard
.docxcan work with newer features and
.doccannot. Word file is the most easily editable text currently, so when users have PDF files or any other files in their hands, they should think about converting to Word files. Converting PDF to Word online will be the best solution for those who are lazy to install the software, but how to convert PDF to Word online requires your computer to have an internet connection.
.txtfile is a simple text file format - don't use formats like bold, italics, colors, etc. for presentation. This text format is called Plain Text
.txt.Files with the
.txt.extension can easily be read or opened in any text reader, and for that reason, the
.txt.file is considered the most common text file format.
.txtfile has some essential characteristics:
- Because of its simplicity, people usually use
.txtfiles to store information. They avoid some common errors with other file formats such as the arrangement of bytes to make up the digits, the addition of bytes to the existing data structure. Moreover, if there is a data error in a
.txt.file, we often quickly recover and continue processing the rest of the content. However, one drawback of the
.txt.file is that the information stored usually takes more memory than necessary.
- An unstructured
.txtfile does not need additional specification data to support the reader, and there may not be any data in the case of a file size of 0 bytes.
- The ASCII character set is the most common format for English language
.txtfiles and is often set as the default file format in most cases. In many systems, ASCII is chosen based on setting a default location on a computer. Common character codes all have ISO 8859-1 for many European languages. Because many encodings have limited characters, they can only be used to represent text within language limits. Unicode is an attempt at creating a common standard for representing all languages , and most character sets are subsets of the Unicode character set. Although there are many encodings for Unicode, the most common is UTF-8 encoding, which is compatible with ASCII, so every ASCII file also means UTF-8 text file.
- On most operating systems, text files that indicate the file format (
.txt) are just plain text with very little ability to format text representations (for example, in bold or inclined). These files can be viewed and edited in word processing programs or text display devices.
.txtfiles usually have the MIME type "text/plain."
- When opening a
.txtfile with a word processing program, the text content will be processed so that the user can read it. Depending on the word processing, control characters can be treated as explicit characters or appear as special characters (unstructured text). However, in case the
.txt.file is unstructured text, the special characters in the file (especially the file end character) can be processed to not display by a specific method.
And that is all for today. Make sure you give yourself the best overview of the things we are going to work with. In the next section, we will introduce you to the remaining formats and technical methods to convert the
DOC format to other formats.