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From your personal desktop to your business files, we've got you covered

We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!

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Why choose Zamzar?

With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you’ll have everything you need to work with your files.

We support over 1100 different types of conversions and are always adding more!

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We support over 1100 different types of conversions and are always adding more!

We know you might need to convert files while on the move, which is why our conversion tool works on both phone and tablet.

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We know you might need to convert files while on the move, which is why our conversion tool works on both phone and tablet.

Not only can you convert your file at any time, but you can also reach out to our dedicated support team, who work all year round.

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Not only can you convert your file at any time, but you can also reach out to our dedicated support team, who work all year round.

Examples of just some of the new conversion types we

New Conversion Types

Examples of just some of the new conversion types we've added lately include converting a scanned PDF to TXT and converting a GIF to an MP4!

Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs

You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

DOC Document Format

DOC Converter

A DOC file is also known as a Word Processing file format. It was originally made popular by Microsoft as part of their Microsoft Office suite. It’s use grew wider when Apple and others also bundled it into their OS.

If you’ve used a computer then chances are you’ve created and edited a DOC file. DOC files are primarily used to format text but users are also able to include images, charts and other non text features. Users will use the DOC format to write essays, resumes, letters and almost anything that needs to be typed out. DOC files are easily printed and are small in size so often are shared via email.

Almost all programs can open DOC files in some form even if some of the formatting/quality can be lost. Microsoft Word can be used on a variety of devices and operating systems and with each new release of Microsoft Office the DOC file seems to become more and more feature heavy whilst retaining its core purpose.

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TXT Document Format

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A TXT file also goes by the name of a Plain Text File and are widely used. TXT files contain only text and unlike other document file types like the DOC they do not contain images or other multimedia.

Part of their appeal is that they can be opened on almost any device and on any OS. Microsoft and Apple both have in built text editor applications called Notepad and TextEdit respectively and are often used to create the TXT files. They are used extensively not only by the average user in the street who may decide to take meeting minutes, notes or the like but also by more technical IT types who can use it when coding.

TXT files do not have the same features as a DOC file in that you can’t select a font, make a word bold or add things like tables so if a user needs these types of features they’d often use a Word processor like Word to do this instead of using a plain text file.

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How to convert a DOC to a TXT file?

  1. 1. Choose the DOC file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select TXT as the the format you want to convert your DOC file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your DOC file.

Convert from DOC

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert DOC files to a variety of other formats:

DOC to AZW3 DOC to BMP DOC to DOCX DOC to EPUB DOC to FB2 DOC to GIF DOC to HTML DOC to HTML4 DOC to HTML5 DOC to JPG DOC to LIT DOC to LRF DOC to MOBI DOC to MP3 DOC to ODT DOC to OEB DOC to PAGES DOC to PAGES09 DOC to PCX DOC to PDF DOC to PML DOC to PNG DOC to PS DOC to RB DOC to TCR DOC to TIFF DOC to THUMBNAIL DOC to TXT

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

If you have access to Microsoft Word, you can open a DOC file, and then use the ‘Save As’ function to save it as a .txt file. However, if you don’t have Microsoft Office or have lots of files to convert, you might find it easier to use a conversion tool like Zamzar. Just upload your DOC files to Zamzar’s site, convert them and download the TXT files.
You can also copy text and paste it into a notes app like Notepad, before saving the document as TXT. TXT is a plain-text format, so you will lose most formatting on your document however you convert it.

If you can open a document in Word, you can save it as a TXT file by selecting ‘Save As’ from the ‘File’ menu, and then choosing ‘Plain Text (*.txt)’ from the dropdown. If you don’t have Microsoft Office, it’s still easy to convert a Word document to TXT using a conversion tool like Zamzar. Simply upload your Word document, select to convert it to TXT, and then download your plain-text file.

You can create a new .TXT file by opening a notes app like Microsoft Notepad and saving a new document as a .txt file. You can type directly in the app or use copied and pasted text. You can also open emails or Word documents and save them as .txt files. If you have a whole document that you want to convert and you don’t have Microsoft Office, it’s also easy to convert a whole Word document to TXT using file conversion websites like Zamzar. Just upload a Word document, click to convert, and then download your new TXT file.

There are several ways to convert Word to text, including the free online conversion tool on Zamzar’s website. You can convert multiple files at once without needing access to Microsoft Word – just upload your DOC files to the three-step tool, select to convert them to TXT and then download the new documents. If you just have the one document to convert, you can also save it as a ‘*.txt’ file by opening it in Word and using the ‘Save As’ option in the ‘File’ menu.

DOC and TXT are both text file formats, but they are different. DOC is the original Microsoft Word format, and documents can include formatting, fonts, word art, charts, and images. TXT files are just for plain text, but they can be opened in more programmes without needing access to Microsoft Office. It’s easy to convert DOC files to TXT by saving files as .txt in Word, or by using an online conversion tool like Zamzar. You can convert multiple files in real time using Zamzar’s website – just upload your DOC files, click to convert them to TXT, then download the converted files.