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

There is one other file type using
the WORD file extension!

word icon.word - MacWrite document

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Software that open word file

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WORD file extension - Microsoft Word for Mac document

What is word file? How to open word files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

word file icon: word filetype icon

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.

Mime types:

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 open word file:

Microsoft Office for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office for Mac is popular office suite that contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint) and manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook).

Microsoft Word for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Word for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Word for Mac is the Macintosh version of the popular word processing application from Microsoft Office Suite. It offers powerful text editing features for both home and corporate users.

The latest version of this application, Microsoft Word, is integral part of Microsoft Office for Mac and cannot be bought as standalone.

Help how to open:

It is likely that only some speciifc versions of MS Word for Mac could handle this format.

How to convert:

If you manage to open this document format somehow, you should be able to export the text either by copy paste or saving it as TXT/RTF.

Find conversions from word file:

word to csv

word to inp

word to mp4

word to pdf

word to publisher

word to ris

word to tns

List of software applications associated to the .word file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting word files.

Software that open word file - Microsoft Word for Mac document

Programs supporting the exension word on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Word for Mac for open word file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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