DOC and DOCX files
DOC and DOCX files are Microsoft Word documents commonly used to author business, academic, and personal documents. These files can contain a variety of document content, including text, images, shapes, styles, and page formatting. While the DOC and DOCX formats are both supported by Microsoft Word, there are differences between the formats. DOC files use a proprietary binary format and are used by Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier.
DOCX files use a newer file format referred to as Open XML, which stores a document as a collection of separate files and folders in a compressed zip package. The DOCX extension is used by Microsoft Word 2007 and later. File Viewer Lite can open both DOC and DOCX files and allow you to view them in their native format.
Open DOC and DOCX files for free with File Viewer Lite
File Viewer Lite is a FREE program that can open Microsoft Word .DOC and .DOCX files.
File Viewer Lite is a free .DOC and .DOCX file opener that allows you to view Word documents (including .DOCM and .DOTX files) in their native format without having to purchase and install Microsoft Word. In addition to Microsoft Word files, File Viewer Lite can open over 120 file types, including Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, images, video files, audio files, and more. You can also view unsupported proprietary document formats in Text View or Hex View. These views display the contents of the document, which can provide useful information.
To view your DOCX or DOC files, download the free file viewer and drag and drop the file onto the program window. File Viewer Lite will open the file and display the document in its native format as if you were viewing the document with Microsoft Word.