TPL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a TPL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .TPL files.

What is a TPL file?

Files that contain the .tpl file extension are most commonly associated with a variety of different file templates. A wide range of software applications use the .tpl extension to save empty template documents.

Template documents allow a user to store blank files with specific settings so that the files can be used to create several similar documents in the future. TPL files normally store details such as the file layout and the properties of the file. The user can then plug in the information needed to customize the template as necessary and can create many similar documents without having to recreate the settings for each one.

Applications that commonly use the .tpl file extension for file templates include Access Workflow, ACT!, DataCAD and TextBridge among a variety of other computer applications.

How to open TPL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TPL for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension TPL

While we know of one file format using the .TPL 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 .TPL file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

ArchiCADArchiCADUser submitted
ACT! by SageACT! by SageUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExpressUlead Photo ExpressUser submitted
Ulead Photo Express SEUlead Photo Express SEUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Ipe ApplicationIpe ApplicationUser submitted
FusionHDTVFusionHDTVUser submitted
Nova Development Photo ExplosionNova Development Photo ExplosionUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
ArenaArenaUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with TPL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with TPL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!