How to view Microsoft Word documents using MS-DOS

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You need Microsoft Word, a Microsoft Windows software, in order to view a Microsoft Word document (*.doc).
As a result, MS-DOS is unable to display a Microsoft Word document.

However, by using the following command in an MS-DOS shell, you may launch Microsoft Word and open a Word document.

start mydoc.doc

The Microsoft Word file’s name in this instance is mydoc.doc.

The aforementioned command forces Microsoft Word to launch and open mydoc.doc right away.