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DOC file

(DOCument file) A file created in a version of Microsoft's word processing application prior to Microsoft Office 2007. DOC files use a .DOC extension and differ from text files (.TXT extension) because they contain proprietary codes that must be opened in Word or software that reads the Word format. Although Microsoft Word 2007 reads and writes DOC files, its default document format is entirely different (see Office Open XML).

A De Facto Standard
Since Microsoft Word has been used by so many Windows and Mac users, the DOC file has become a de facto standard for communicating textual information and is routinely sent from one user to another as an email attachment. Contrast with ASCII file. See Microsoft Word and PDF.
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With newer elements of the appraisal required to be contained in the ULDD format - such as the Doc File ID assigned to an appraisal after a UCDP submission - users of the Appraisal Firewall technology are prepared today to comply with the appraisal portion of the GSEs' ULDD requirements.
Journalists, educators and employees of major corporations appear to be the target of a widespread Google Doc phishing scam that attempts to hijack a user's email account by tricking them into clicking on a fake Google Doc file.
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It's supposed to be able to do that, but when I looked at the resulting DOC file with Word and saw the horrible mess that had been created, I thought I should maybe go the other way and ask Word to try opening the WordPerfect file.
Lenders can then get the Doc File ID - the UCDP appraisal reference number - to provide to GSEs or to any secondary market investors that may require it.
It was revealed yesterday that a major phishing scam had perpetuated as a fake Google Doc file on Gmail that could hijack a user's email account.