SXW File Type

- The quick facts

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 3 SXW openers that are compatible with this specific type of SXW file.

Programs that open StarOffice/OpenOffice Writer Document files

Last updated: February 25, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension SXW

While we know of one file format using the .SXW file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SXW file.

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
StarOfficeStarOfficeUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
OOo4Kids WriterOOo4Kids WriterUser submitted
OOo4KidsOOo4KidsUser submitted
Complete OFFICE WordsmithComplete OFFICE WordsmithUser submitted
Oracle Open Office WriterOracle Open Office WriterUser submitted
BrOffice.org WriterBrOffice.org WriterUser submitted