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.xy3 File Extension

Developer: XYQuest
File type: XYWrite III Document
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .xy3. Files with the file extension .xy3 can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .xy3 files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .xy3 file?

The XYWrite software is a word processing application, and version 3 of this program can be used to create word documents with various text formatting elements which can be saved in the .xy3 extension. Files in the .xy3 format is the standard word document output files generated by the XYWrite 3 program. Text formatting options available in the XYWrite word processing software include the ability to use different fonts and choose a wide variety of font styles, font colors and typefaces. Users can also embedd digital document presentation objects like images and also insert tables and charts into a XY3 word document. XYQuest developed the XYWrite 3 application, though XYQuest has, as of this writing, stopped support and further development work on the XYWrite 3 word processing software. Users can try to open an XY3 document using the Corel WordPerfect Office X6 application, because this word processing software can open XY documents, which are output document files of an earlier version of the XYWrite application.

how to open a .xy3 file?

Launch a .xy3 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 .xy3 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 .xy3 files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .xy3 file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .xy3 file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .xy3 file association errors

applications that open a .xy3 file



XyWrite III is a program specifically made for word processing which was developed by XyQuest, Inc. and has the aim of providing its users to integrate output formatting with text preparation. It operates using PCs from IBM and other compatible devices. The files that were created using this program are solely ASCII. XyWrite III allows its users to do a lot of things which are its key features including running any command in DOS, printing different mathematical symbols as well as characters in foreign language with the use of its tables for character substitution and recording sequences of keystroke and at the same time creating customized procedures which can be collaborated with certain programming features. Mail Merge can also be used together with XyWrite III in order for its users to produce different types of from letters. With XyWrite III its users can generate an Index with sorting and page numbering which are automatically done.
XYWrite for Windows

XYWrite for Windows

XyWrite for Windows is a program that was written by David Erickson. The marketing of the program was done through XyQuest which was later on bought by The Technology Group. The final version that was released for Windows was 4.13. This program was written in assembly language which gives it the capability of running faster than the other word processing programs which were written in a more advanced language. It has the capability of opening up to a maximum of 9 different files which can be edited using separate windows for each of them allowing the user to perform copy and paste operation in a faster way. Included in it is a macro programming language also known as XPL which offers numerous advantages that can be used for reformatting, search and replace as well as copy-editing. Without the use of a computer mouse, the user has the capability of typing the commands in the command line directly.
XYWrite Plus

XYWrite Plus

XyWrite Plus is another version of the line of XyWrite programs specifically for word processing developed by XyQuest, Inc. XyWrite Plus was the last version made for DOS users. The program is a word processor as well as text editor which became known in 1980s as the program used by most businesses in both the magazine and newspaper industries as well as by most professional writers. It offers a wide variety of features to its users which include customizable menus, remappable keyboard and a built-in programming language which aids in users in performing several functions in relation to the text. It provides the capability of typographically controlling the page layout. It has the same capability as XML and HTML wherein embedded tags are being used for labelling as well as formatting and ASCII texts are being generated using the program.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .xy3 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, .xy3. 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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