Open WORD file

The most commonly used .word file type: MacWrite document

What is word file? Understanding and opening word files

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.word file type #1: MacWrite document

Some very old word files can very well be documents from MacWrite, a program prevalent in the 90s.

Further details

File extension word was used for the default file type in the old MacWrite app for Macintosh.

MacWrite was a word processing application released along with the first Apple Macintosh systems in 1984. MacWrite was one of the two original applications that came bundled with the Macintosh, the other being MacPaint. It was discontinued in the 1990s, so these files are not commonly used today.

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Pages for Mac

A word processor and layout tool marketed by Apple

.word file type #2: Microsoft Word for Mac document

Files with word file extension can be possibly also found as very old documents made by some ancient version of MS Word for Mac.

Further details

The word file extension was supposedly also used for some earlier versions of MS Word for Mac.

Nowadays the default file format for Microsoft Word document files is doc and since Microsoft Word 2007 also docx.

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Microsoft Office for Mac

The latest release of Microsoft's productivity suite for Mac

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Microsoft Word for Mac

A Mac version of the popular word processing application

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