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Understanding the Different Types of File Extensions
Thanks to the technological advancements, laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones are capable of performing more task than ever before. There are various types of software that can be used in order to complete various tasks. You can create documents, make image files, upload pictures and so much more.
Normally, computer files have specific features that depend entirely on the program that used to create them. This sometimes may require you to use the same software that was used to create a document if you want to view it. You could also convert the file type to make it accessible to you on your computer. The the easiest way of achieving this is to understand the files and file extensions.
Defining File Extensions
The last part of a file name is what is referred to as a file extension. In the early development of computers, file extensions only contained up to seven different letters. But since 1995, developers have been able to add a full stop to the file names and today, you can generally create a file name as long as you like and simply follow it with a file extension which usually starts with a full stops and then followed by a few letters that indicate the type of file. File extensions are beneficial as they help one to determine the type of file they have created or received prior opening. If you are interested in learning more about file extensions, reads more at File-Extensions.org.
A document ending in the extensions .doc and .docx belong to Microsoft Word. MS Word is one of the most popular pieces of word processing software there is in the market thus your chances of having saved or received documents in this format are high. Doc files typically contain plain text but can also contain images, tables, graphs, and other type of imroramtion. .doc is the original extension by Microsoft Word that allows documents to be opened by this software alone. The .docx was developed to assists programs that have difficulties opening .doc documents. The .docx permits other word processors to view a document created by MS Word as the behind the scene coding work has been carried out in the XML.
.jpg: .jpg is an extension for lousy graphics files. It can be opened by most image software as well as image editing software like MS Paint and MS Photoshop. It is the most popular file type as it compresses the image making it easier to store, share, and also display on sites.
A PDF is a file format that is used to capture and send e-documents in precisely the format that is intended.