Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document
Filename extension .doc +
Internet media type application/msword
Magic number D0 CF 11 E0 A1 B1 1A E1
Developed by Microsoft +
Standard Compound File Binary Format
Website ECMA-376,
ISO/IEC 29500:2008
Microsoft Word 97-2003 Template
Filename extension .dot
For the file format used in newer versions of Microsoft Office, see Microsoft Word Document.

The Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document file format is a word processing file format used by Microsoft Word in versions of Microsoft Office prior to Office 2007. It extends Microsoft's Compound File Binary Format.

The DOT extension (for DOcument Template) is commonly used to signify Microsoft Word 97-2003 templates. The file format is exactly the same; therefore, any Microsoft Word document can be made into a template by changing the file extension to DOT.

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