What are the different types of file format?
The Different Extensions & When to Use Them
- JPEG (or JPG) - Joint Photographic Experts Group.
- PNG – Portable Network Graphics.
- GIF – Graphics Interchange Format.
- TIF – Tagged Image File.
- PSD – Photoshop Document.
- PDF – Portable Document Format.
- EPS – Encapsulated Postscript.
- AI – Adobe Illustrator Document.
Below is the most common file extensions used with text files and documents.
- .doc and .docx - Microsoft Word file.
- .odt - OpenOffice Writer document file.
- .pdf - PDF file.
- .rtf - Rich Text Format.
- .tex - A LaTeX document file.
- .txt - Plain text file.
- .wks and .wps- Microsoft Works file.
- .wpd - WordPerfect document.
- A document file format is a text or binary file format for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computers. There currently exists a multitude of incompatible document file formats.
- Office Open XML (OOXML) format was introduced with Microsoft Office 2007 and became the default format of Microsoft Word ever since. Pertaining file extensions include: .docx – Word document. .docm – Word macro-enabled document; same as docx, but may contain macros and scripts.
- A file type is a name given to a specific kind of file. For example, a Microsoft Word document and an Adobe Photoshop document are two different file types. File extensions are also used by the operating system to associate file types with specific programs.
The four common types of files are document, worksheet, database and presentation files. Connectivity is the capability of microcomputer to share information with other computers.
- Method 2 Making File Extensions Visible on Windows
- Open the Control Panel.
- Click Appearance and Personalization.
- Click Folder Options.
- Click the "View" tab, in the Folder Options dialog box.
- Make file extensions visible.
- Click on Apply, and then click OK.
- To turn certain extensions on or off, open the Chrome menu and click “Tools,” then “Extensions.” You will be able to check or uncheck a box that says “Enabled” for each extension.
- Uninstall Google Extension Using Customize and Control
- Click the Customize and control menu icon on the Google Chrome toolbar and then More tools.
- Select More tools from the menu.
- Select Extensions from the side menu.
- Click the trash can icon link next to the extension you wish to remove.
In summary, the most common document file extensions are:
- .DOC and DOCX.
- .HTML and .HTM.
- .XLS and XLSX.
- .PPT and .PPTX.
- A file format is a standard way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file. It specifies how bits are used to encode information in a digital storage medium. File formats may be either proprietary or free and may be either unpublished or open.
- For example, in the filename "myreport.txt," the .TXT is the file extension. It indicates the file is a text document. Some other examples include .DOCX, which is used for Microsoft Word documents, and .PSD, which is the standard file extension for Photoshop documents.
- A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name of a computer file. The extension indicates a characteristic of the file contents or its intended use. A file extension is typically delimited from the filename with a full stop (period), but in some systems it is separated with spaces.
Updated: 3rd October 2019