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Microsoft office file formats

Office versions, applications and file formats

  • pre 95 DOS versions
  • pre 95 Windows versions
  • Microsoft Word 6.0
  • Microsoft Office 95
  • Microsoft Office 97 - 2003
  • Uses the OLE Compound File format for most of the file formats
    • Microsoft Word uses the Word Document (doc) file format
    • Microsoft Excel uses the Excel Spreadsheet (xls) file format
    • Microsoft PowerPoint uses the PowerPoint Presentation (ppt) file format
    • Microsoft Publisher
    • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Outlook uses multiple file formats for different purposes
  • Microsoft Access uses a file format based on Microsoft Joint Engine Technology (JET)
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Uses the ZIP archive file format for most of the file formats
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access

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