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What are HWP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a HWP 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 HWP files.

What is a HWP file?

HWP files have multiple uses, and Hangul Word Processor Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Hangul Word Processor Document

HWP is an acronym for Hangul Word Processor. Files that contain the .hwp file extension normally contain documents that have been created by the Korean-based Hangul Word Processor application.

The HWP file format and the Hangul Word Processor were created by the Haansoft Corporation of South Korea to address the needs of those who needed to create computer documents with Korean characters.

HWP files may contain text, document formatting, and graphics, much like the DOCX files created by the popular Microsoft Word application. Unlike Word documents, however, the HWP file format is used primarily to save documents that have been written in the Korean language of Hangul.

How to open HWP files

We have identified one HWP opener that is compatible with this specific type of HWP file.

Programs that open Hangul Word Processor Document files

Last updated: May 19, 2024

All known file formats using extension .HWP

While Hangul Word Processor Document is a popular type of HWP-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .HWP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Hollywood Plugin

We know that one HWP format is Hollywood Plugin. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different HWP openers which you will find listed below.

HWP Document

Document written in the word processor software by HSoft for the Enterprise 128 home computer from 1983.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

OpenOffice.org WriterOpenOffice.org WriterUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
LibreOffice WriterLibreOffice WriterUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
HWPHWPUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
Hangul & Computer Co., LtdHangul & Computer Co., LtdUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted

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