CSL File

What are CSL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CSL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CSL file?

CSL files have multiple uses, and Calamus Style List is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Calamus Style List

These CSL files contain the list of different text styles used in Calamus, a desktop publishing application built for Atari ST, a personal home computer released in 1985. These text styles are used in your documents/pages that you created in Calamus.

How to open CSL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CSL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CSL 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 CSL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 16, 2023

All known file formats using extension .CSL

While Calamus Style List is a popular type of CSL-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .CSL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Citation Style Language

These CSL files contain the citations and bibliographies created in CSL, an open-source citation style language project. CSL files work with a wide variety of software tools like BibGuru, Auratikum, and MindView. You get access to over 9750 free citation-styles to choose from. The main objective for CSL is to automate the formatting of citations to improve scholarly communications.

More file formats using the CSL extension

Through our research of CSL files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Corel Symbol Library

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CSL files. Remember, different programs may use CSL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
CorelDRAW Essential EditionCorelDRAW Essential EditionUser submitted
XULRunnerXULRunnerUser submitted
CaseWare Working PapersCaseWare Working PapersUser submitted
CodeSiteCodeSiteUser submitted
Crestron SIMPL WindowCrestron SIMPL WindowUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
Fujitsu Laboratories CHOCOAFujitsu Laboratories CHOCOAUser submitted
Collegesoft XPlayerCollegesoft XPlayerUser submitted

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