In-Depth Knowledge of File Extensions
Thanks to the technological advancements, laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones are capable of performing more task than ever before. With the help of the numerous pieces of software, one can achieve multiple different tasks. You can create documents, make image files, upload pictures and so much more.
Computer files have particular characteristics that rely on the program that you used to create them. This is why sometimes, it requires the use of the same software that was used to make a document if you want to view it. Alternatively, it could mean that you have to turn a file type so that it can be available to you on your device. The only easy way to go about this is by understanding the file types and file extensions.
What are File Extensions
A the file extension is the last part of a file name. 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 useful as they help you to quickly identify the type of file that you have received or created before opening it. To find out more on file extensions you can go to File-Extensions.org.
.doc and .docx: All the files that end in these types of extensions 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. Generally, doc files contain plain text but can include pictures, graphs, charts and other types of info. .doc is the original extension by Microsoft Word that allows documents to be opened by this software alone. .docx extension was developed as other word processing programs can experience difficulties while trying to open such 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 is a file extension that is associated with image files. This file type can be opened by most image viewing software and image editing software such as MS Paint and Photoshop. It is the most popular file type as it compresses the image, nmaking it easier ti share, store and display on websites.
.pdf: a pdf is a file format that is used to capture and send electronic documents in precisely the intended format.
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