What are ABC files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ABC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ABC files.
What is an ABC file?
ABC files have multiple uses, and ABC FlowCharter document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
ABC FlowCharter document
ABC FlowCharter is a flowchart program created by Micrografx launched in 1995. This application is used to make, edit and print flow diagrams and organization charts, and these documents are saved as .ABC files. It combined the ABC Toolkit from Micrografx with other tools and templates to create a unique flowchart program. Making use of intelligent line routing, the software automatically routes connecting lines around other shapes. This made for an easy-to-use and visually appealing flowchart application. The newest version of the software is now known as iGrafx FlowCharter.
How to open ABC files
Important: Different programs may use files with the ABC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ABC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different ABC openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 31, 2023
All known file formats using extension .ABC
While ABC FlowCharter document is a popular type of ABC-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .ABC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Making use of ASCII values, the ABC notation is a text-based musical notation format. This format is mostly used for traditional or folk music. ABC notation uses the letters A to G to represent notes and uses symbols and numbers to represent the length, sharps, ornaments, flats, etc. It is crucial that every ABC file starts with the string "%abc". The file consists of three parts, the header, the tune header, and the tune body. The header contains the typesetting and stylesheet. The tune header holds the metadata and other information like the type of key and the next tune's note length. The tune body consists mostly out of the ABC music code. Adding these 3 parts together gives us the final ABC notation file.
LEADTOOLS ABC bitmap
We know that one ABC format is LEADTOOLS ABC bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of ABC files. Remember, different programs may use ABC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Micrografx ABC FlowCharter||User submitted|
|AGENDA MEISHI||User submitted|
|ABC FlowCharter||User submitted|
|Indentsoft Advanced Business Card Maker||User submitted|
|Advanced Business Card Maker||User submitted|
|Bagpipe Music Writer Gold||User submitted|
|ABC Player||User submitted|
|Micrografx FlowCharter||User submitted|
|ABC Slip||User submitted|
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