Why not learn more about Extensions?

By , May 29, 2018 4:44 am

Understanding the Different Types of File Extensions

Thanks to the technological advancements, laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones are capable of performing more task than ever before. There are various pieces of computer programs that can be used to complete various 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. To vioew a document, it may sometime require you to use the same software that was used to create it. You could also convert the file type to make it accessible to you on your computer. The the easiest way of achieving this is to understand the files and file extensions.

Defining File Extensions
The last part of a file name is what is referred to as a file extension. In the early stages of computer development file extensions weren’t extensive as such and only contained up to seven different letters. But since 1995, developers have incorporated a full stop into the file names allowing you to make a file name as long as you like and this will be followed by a file extension which starts with a full stop and then followed by a few letters that indicate the type of file. File extensions are beneficial as they help one to determine the type of file they have created or received prior opening. If you are interested in learning more about file extensions, reads more at File-Extensions.org.

Any file that ends in the extensions .doc and .docx belongs to the Microsoft Word. This is one of the most popular pieces of word processing software in the market so the chances of you either using or creating and saving documents in the past or received a word document at some point or another. Typicall, doc files contail plain text but can also include figures, images, tables and additional such information. .doc is the original extension by Microsoft Word that allows documents to be opened by this software alone. The .docx was developed to assists programs that have difficulties opening .doc documents. The .docx allows other word processors to view documents created in the Microsoft Word as the behind the scene coding work has been done by the XML.

.jpg: .jpg is an extension for lousy graphics files. It can be opened by most image software as well as image editing software like MS Paint and MS Photoshop. It is the most popular file type as it compresses the image, nmaking it easier ti share, store and display on websites.

A PDF is a type of file format that is used to capture and send electronic documents in the exact intended format.

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