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.bean File Extension

Developer: Bean
File type: Bean Rich Text Document
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .bean. Files with the file extension .bean can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .bean files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .bean file?

A BEAN file is a document file created through the Bean Word Processing Program. This program is currently being used by Mac computers and is considered user friendly by many users. This is due to the fact that BEAN Word Processing was designed to be uncluttered and fast. It gives writing a new approach that is efficient and convenient. BEAN is freeware and can be downloaded without any problem. It is recommended for use in writing articles because of its quickness when accessed. Users find it very handy because of the basic platform it carries and simplicity. It is not meant to compete against programs like Microsoft Word, Writer and LibreOffice Writer, but the features included are basic enough for any user. The programming language used is Objective-C and various operations are made possible through Cocoa Framework of Mac OS X. The person behind the BEAN word processor is James Hoover.

how to open a .bean file?

Launch a .bean file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .bean file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .bean files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .bean file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .bean file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .bean file association errors

applications that open a .bean file

Apple TextEdit

Apple TextEdit

Apple TextEdit is a text editor program and an open-source word processor too, which is first used in NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, but now integrated in most recent versions of Mac OS X. It is also considered a GNUstep application for other operating systems that are Unix based, like Linux computers. This program is operated by Advanced Typography by Apple so expect several advanced typography related features. The main function of this software is to read and write documents in plain text, HTML formats, Rich Text Format, and Rich Text Format Directory. It can also open Simple Text files but does not have the capability to save documents of that format. Mac OS X version 10.3 supports Microsoft Word documents, while Mac OS X version 10.4 can open and save Word documents in XML file. Mac OS X version 10.5 is able to read and write Office Open XML as well as OpenDocument Text. Features included on TextEdit are formatted text support, addition of graphics, animations and other multi-media contents, automatic adjustment of letter spacing, as well as reading and writing support of character encodings.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .bean files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .bean. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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