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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.
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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
DOC and DOCX are the most common word processing file formats. DOC was primarily used by Microsoft for its Word program until 2003. Since 2007, Word has used DOCX as standard, although you can still open DOC files and can still save to the older format. DOC and DOCX are used for formatted text documents like reports, letters or resumes. They can include pictures, charts, and graphs, as well as plain or formatted text, and can also contain an editable template.
Word is part of Microsoft Office, which is available as a paid software application or accessed online with a Microsoft 365 subscription. Microsoft Office was designed for the Windows operating system, but you can also install Office apps on other operating systems like Apple’s macOS and Google’s ChromeOS. A basic free ‘Word for the web’ program is also available online for Microsoft account holders. DOC files are easy to share and print, and can be opened by most word processing programs, including LibreOffice, Apple Pages, and Google Docs, as well as by Microsoft Word.
TXT Document Format TXT Converter
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.
How to convert a DOC to a TXT file?
- 1. Choose the DOC file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select TXT as the the format you want to convert your DOC file to.
- 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 MD 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
Convert to DOC
Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert a variety of other formats to DOC files:BMP to DOC CSV to DOC DOCX to DOC EML to DOC GIF to DOC JPG to DOC MD to DOC MDI to DOC MSG to DOC ODG to DOC ODS to DOC ODT to DOC PAGES to DOC PAGES.ZIP to DOC PDF to DOC PNG to DOC PPS to DOC PPSX to DOC PPT to DOC PPTX to DOC PSD to DOC PUB to DOC RTF to DOC TEX to DOC TIFF to DOC WKS to DOC WPD to DOC WPS to DOC
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.