TEXT File Type

- The quick facts

What are TEXT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TEXT 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 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the TEXT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TEXT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different TEXT openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 31, 2022

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
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
yBookyBookUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
SingularLogic Report ViewerSingularLogic Report ViewerUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Embarcadero RadPHP XE2Embarcadero RadPHP XE2User submitted

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