Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Document may refer to any of the following:

Example doc1. A document or document file is a description of an electronic copy or hard copy of reference material for a product. To write and create an electronic document on a computer use a word processor or other text editor. Once a document has been created it can be made a hard copy by using a printer to print that document.

2. When referring to a file extension, a document is a readable file. Computers running Microsoft operating systems, for example, commonly store document files in a .DOC, .DOCX, and .RTF file. These files are commonly only composed of text, but in some cases, may also include graphics.

3. With early versions of Windows, when referring to the Windows Documents, this is a section of Windows where the most recently run programs are displayed. With Windows 98 the most recent Documents can be accessed by clicking on Start and then clicking Documents.

Tip: Documents should not be confused with My Documents (Documents in new versions of Windows).

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