SXW - StarOffice Writer Document

What is a SXW file

The SXW file format is associated with the StarOffice suite and Apache OpenOffice. This file format was created by the word processer StarOffice Writer which was included in the StarOffice suite. It is based on OpenDocument XML format and is compatible with Apache OpenOffice writer, which replaced the StarOffice writer.

Just like any other text file, SXW files consist of strings of human readable characters. The words and sentences formed this way can be encoded into formats like ASCII which enables computers to read them as well. SXW files may contain rich text, bitmaps, graphics, and other information like font styles, size etc. SXW files are similar to Microsoft Word’s DOCX file format.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open SXW documents:

  • StarOffice Writer
  • OpenOffice Writer
  • LibreOffice
Extension SXW
MIME type application/vnd.sun.xml.writer
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