View Full Version : What is the format of MS WORD

10-19-2002, 02:50 AM
hello all,
anyone please tell me what is the actual format of a Microsoft word document?? I am in the need of that.
Like i have the format of .bmp files and .jpeg files, i want the format of .doc files of microsoft word

Thanks in advance.

10-19-2002, 03:25 AM
Yea like microsoft is really gonna release that information. It's a proprietary format. They update the file format with every new release forcing everyone to upgrade.

Ken Fitlike
10-19-2002, 05:01 AM
Here (http://www.wotsit.org/search.asp?page=11&s=ALLFILES)?

10-19-2002, 07:02 AM
the word format is not a big secret.. You already have many application whih use it to read and save word documents...

10-21-2002, 06:36 AM
That website is really great!!!
I've never tought that way.

10-22-2002, 11:51 PM
hello all,
Thanks to CShot, Ken.. and other members, who helped me getting the format of MS word. The site given by Ken helped me a lot.
But the problem is, the format is very complex and i have some doubt like is the format changes everytime whenever MS releases new version of Word.
Can any body tell me, is the KOffice of Linux is open source.. cause i have seen Koffice can open the Ms Word files. So that could make my task easier.

Thanks in advance


10-23-2002, 12:05 AM
I'm kinda curious. What are you trying to accomplish exactly?

10-23-2002, 12:11 AM
hello cshot,
basically i have develop a program that can read what is written in MS Word file. U have send me the location from where i got the format, but if u have seen, the format is real complex. means , it is possible to make the project but thats the long task.
Microsoft peoples have used style sheets and thousand many things to make the format compressed, which increases the complexity

Thats all i want to do.