WORD file extension - MacWrite document
What is word file? How to open word files?
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The word file extension is related to MacWrite, a word processor application released along with the first Apple Macintosh systems in 1984 and used for its default document format.
MacWrite was the first such program that was widely available to the public to offer WYSIWYG operation, with multiple fonts and styles. Together with MacPaint, it was one of the two original "killer applications" that propelled the adoption and popularity of the GUI in general, and the Mac in particular.
This word file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.
This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.
The default software associated to word file type:
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iWork Pages is popular word processor for Apple Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. It is a part of iWork office suite. Pages can be also used as a page layout application. Apple distributed Pages with 140 document templates for creating letters, résumés, posters, and outlines. Pages can open documents from Microsoft Word, AppleWorks, Rich Text, PDF and EPUB.
List of software applications associated to the .word file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open word file, edit word file, convert word file, view word file, play word file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open word file
- Edit word file