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.xyw File Extension

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

what is a .xyw file?

The XYWrite for Windows application uses files with the XYW extension for its output files. This software is a word processing application that was developed to provide users of earlier Microsoft Windows Os versions a word processing application that can be used to create text documents in the XYW format. Developed by the Technology Group, the XYWriter for Windows application provides users with text formatting options such as a wide variety of font types to choose from, font styles and typefaces (bolded, italicized, underlined, etc.) and paragraph alignment (left aligned, right aligned, centered or justified) among other layout attributes that users can implement into their XYW documents. The XYWriter application was intended for users of Microsoft Windows 3.x and 4.x. Also in an XYW document, users can insert objects such as tables and charts, which are useful for document presentations and business materials. Images can also be embedded into an XYW document, and files saved in the .xyw format reference these images when the document is being viewed by a user. This means these XYW files conserve RAM and OS memory resources when in focus, because the images are not loaded unto the application itself but are instead referenced.

how to open a .xyw file?

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

applications that open a .xyw file

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 .xyw 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, .xyw. 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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