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What are TEXT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TEXT 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 TEXT files.

What is a TEXT file?

Files that contain the .text file extension are commonly used to store standard text document files. These files contain unformatted text documents that can be read by a variety of word processing and text editing applications.

Some of the applications that can create standard TEXT files include yBook, Microsoft Word, Notepad, Open Office Writer and Star Office Writer.

The TEXT files that are created by these programs are normally saved in the ASCII text-based format, saving the drive space on a user's computer.

The ArchiCAD for MAC software also uses the .text file suffix. These files contain the geometric description language files that are used by the software program.

How to open TEXT files

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

Programs that open files


Last updated: December 21, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
yBookyBookUser submitted
UntisUntisUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
EditPad LiteEditPad LiteUser submitted

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