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.otl File Extension

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

what is a .otl file?

Files with the .otl file extension are document files that NoteTab created. Notetab is a popular editor for HTML files and text files and is used because of its excellent options for editing. The program was developed by Fookes and it is considered award winning because users love the fact that it can handle numerous files, they can do their formatting as much as they want, spelling mistakes can be rectified as well as it allows users to perform any other formatting and editing needed for their documents. The files created and formatted using this program are called .otl files and they contain organized text with headings. The Ventura Publisher also uses the .otl file extension for files created by the software which was developed by Corel Corporation. Files with the .otl file extension are also used by other applications such as OpenTrap Event Log and Z-Soft Type Foundry. With the many applications that use the .otl file extension, that means, a lot of applications can also be used to open .otl files.

how to open a .otl file?

Launch a .otl 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 .otl 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 .otl files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .otl file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .otl file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .otl file association errors

applications that open a .otl file

Fookes NoteTab Light

Fookes NoteTab Light

NoteTab is a program featuring multi-file, full screen text and HTML editing for Windows. Its name is derived from its ability as one of the earliest text editors to be able to edit and manage several open files or documents on a tabbed document interface [that is, different tabs on a single interface]. NoteTab has “Clip”, its own macro language. Clips [clickable macros] can be stored in a library called clipbook. The software has three forms: Light, Standard and Pro. NoteTab Light is a free software. Its latest version is 5.4 incorporated with regular expressions with general syntax using the same rules as Perl. Its Text Editing features are: pasteboard, reuse and create text snippets, in-text calculations, variable-width fonts. Its Web Development features are: HTML5 & CSS3 support, HTML & CSS code libraries, Twitter Bootstrap code library, auto complete HTML code, Web page templates, group project files together, HTML Tidy to improve your code, HTML to Text conversion, Text to HTML conversion. Features for advanced users include scriptable property [custom features to extend NoteTab], Regular Expressions [PCRE-based], portability [can run from USB thumb drives].
Fookes NoteTab Standard

Fookes NoteTab Standard

NoteTab Standard is the medium package of NoteTab Software’s three products offering much more features than NoteTab Light [free software] but fewer features than NoteTab Pro. Text Editing features of NoteTab Standard that are not available in NoteTab Light are wildcard search [search with * and ? characters], search and replace, real-time word count using Microsoft Word or NoteTab, outline [multi-section] documents, advanced word statistics, English Thesaurus, spell checker [10 languages] and print preview. Documents created by NoteTab have the format OTL [Notetab Outline File]. These files contain text blocks organized by headings and can be saved as template to make similar files. Web development feature added to Standard is the advanced SEO word statistics that is not featured in NoteTab Light. Added features for advanced users that are not in Light are custom toolbars for scripts, customizable keyboard shortcuts and EBCDIC format for saved files. NoteTab Standard is cheaper than Pro. NoteTab Standard has two advantages over Pro: One is its ability to use variable-width fonts. The other is its better support for right-to-left scripts and double-byte sets of characters.
Fookes NoteTab Pro

Fookes NoteTab Pro

NoteTab Pro is the complete package among the three products employing NoteTab software, an HTML and text editing program by Fookes Software Ltd. The software makes you capable of managing [such as edit] several open documents and files on different tabs on your user interface. It has many unique features such as Clip [NoteTab’s own macro language], Clipbook [library for clips or clickable macros], outline documents [documents with hyperlinked headings on a text document] and pasteboard. The other two are NoteTab Light [freeware] and NoteTab Standard [more features than Light but less features and cheaper price than Pro]. Text Editing features added to NoteTab Pro are multi-level undo/redo and URL highlighting for plain text files. Web Development feature added is syntax highlighting for CSS & HTML. Features for advanced users include ability to show or hide non-printing characters, text bookmarks, Wordstar keyboard shortcuts, line number toggle and wrap text to column. NoteTab Pro has greater speed than Light and Standard. One feature that is available in Light and Standard but not in Pro is the use of variable-width fonts.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .otl 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, .otl. 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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