Advantages And Disadvantages Of Word File Document

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Word Documents (DOC)
DOC is a document file format used by Microsoft Word, also used with most word processing software, including Open Office. DOC stands for DOCument file. A DOC file can contain formatted text, images, tables, graphs, charts, page formatting, and print settings. With each version of Microsoft Word, the standards for the DOC format change slightly which can cause some compatibility issues. The Word Document (DOC) file format has the .doc extension. This file type originates from Microsoft Word. However, other word processing software can be used to display these files as well. These include:
• WordPad
• WordPerfect
• OpenOffice
• AbiWord
• LibreOffice

Advantages and Disadvantages of Word Documents (DOC)
• Easily correct any mistakes which are made
• Can save multiple
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• Do Not Use Open Office To Produce RTF Files!
• An exception to the rule that any word processor or text editor can produce RTF files is the Open Office word processor, which can read RTF files and in theory also create them. However, in practice Open Office creates RTF files that are often horribly garbled when one next opens the file (either you, if you edit the file again; or the recipient to whom you have sent your RTF file), regardless of what word processor or text editor is used to do so.
• Therefore studentsshold NOT use Open Office when creating RTF files for any UTA classwork. One option is to use the Microsoft Office software on all university computers, or (for Windows users) to copy/paste your file into WordPad, which can save files in RTF format. Another is to use instead of Open Office the free (open-source) Libreoffice Suite (an improved version of Open Office created by a group of Open Office's original development team, on which RTF works considerably better) or the AbiWord word processor, an excellent product that also produces proper RTF
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