TXT

The TXT format is basically not a correct format, but represents only the file extension for unformatted text files under Microsoft Windows . txt files can be opened and edited in Windows, for example, with Notepad or Wordpad.

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ABW

.ABW files are created with the free and free word processor AbiWord and can only be opened and edited with AbiWord. However, abw files can easily be converted online into .doc or .pdf. Thus, these files can be edited and viewed without the installation of AbiWord on Windows or Linux systems. More about AbiWord at […]

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TEX

Files with the file extension .tex are text documents which were created for example with the free word processing software LaTeX . In particular, TeX is used in the creation of technical or scientific documents, since, for example, the creation of (complex) mathematical formulas is very fast. Since LaTeX is not a conventional text editor […]

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WPS

WPS files are created using Microsoft Works, a previously cheaper alternative to Microsoft Office. WPS files can be opened with newer Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word versions without problems. However, to open WPS files with free programs such as LibreOffice or OpenOffice, the files must be converted.

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SXW

SXW files have been created with StarOffice Writer, the predecessor of OpenOffice Writer. These are thus text files, similar to those of Microsoft Word. However, .sxw files can not be opened with Microsoft Word – and unfortunately no longer with current OpenOffice versions – so they should be converted into .doc beforehand. If the .sxw […]

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DOCX

The docx file extension is used by Microsoft Word Documents that have been saved in the Open XML Format, which Microsoft has developed for their Office suite. DOCX is the default way Microsoft Word saves documents for version 2007 and up of the text processing software. Earlier Word versions use doc as their default file […]

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RTF

A rtf file is a text file that has been saved in the Rich Text format. Unlike a txt (Plain Text) file it also contains formatting code like italics, bold or underline, different font styles and sizes, text formatting info, and it may include images and embedded objects (output from other applications, e.g. tables). The […]

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pages

A pages file is a word processing document created by Pages, the free word processor supplied with Apple computers as part of the iWork office suite. If your document has a filename ending in .pages, it is a pages file. Apple (Mac) desktop and laptop computers can open pages files, and so can an iPad […]

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ODT

An odt file is a word processor document saved in the Open Document format. Open Document files are designed to be opened, shared, and edited on different operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. They will work with a large number of commercial and free word processing software and office suites, as well as online […]

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DOC

Historically, DOC was a proprietary document file format used by Microsoft Word, the word processor program included with Microsoft Office. Indeed, it was the default file format used by Microsoft Word 97-2003. A DOC file can contain formatted text, charts, tables, images and other common word processor elements. However, Microsoft opened the DOC specification in […]

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