Document may refer to any of the following:
1. 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.
- Additional information about file extensions can be found on our file name extensions overview.
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).