SXW File

What are SXW files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SXW 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 SXW file?

A .SXW file is a StarOffice/OpenOffice Writer Document file.

Files that contain the .sxw file extension are most commonly associated with the StarOffice and OpenOffice Writer word processing software applications. The SXW files contain word processing documents that have been created within the StarOffice/OpenOffice Writer application.

The Writer application is included with the StarOffice Suite and OpenOffice, and it is based on the OpenDocument XML file format. This file format was created by Sun Microsystems as an open community effort.

SXW files can contain rich text, simple graphics, bitmaps, and formatting information such as font sizes and styles. SXW files are similar to Microsoft Word's .docx files.

How to open SXW files

We have identified three SXW openers that are compatible with this specific type of SXW file.

Programs that open StarOffice/OpenOffice Writer Document files

Last updated: December 26, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SXW files. Remember, different programs may use SXW 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 BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
LibreOffice WriterLibreOffice WriterUser submitted
StarOfficeStarOfficeDiscontinued
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
White Label Office WriterWhite Label Office WriterUser submitted
Ultra-WriteUltra-WriteUser submitted
AuthorAuthorUser submitted
Creative Photos PhotoCareCreative Photos PhotoCareUser submitted

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