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Name Microsoft Word for Windows Document
Version 1.0
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/msword
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:
PUID:  fmt/37
Classification Word Processor
Disclosure None
Description Word Document format is a word processing format developed by Microsoft. Word 1.0 format is the native file format of Microsoft Word 1.0 for Windows. It is proprietary and Microsoft does not make details of its structure public. A Word document file comprises a header section followed by a text section, which contains the document text in ANSI characters, followed by a format section, which contains formatting information about the text.
Orientation Binary
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats Is previous version of Microsoft Word for Windows Document (2.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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