Open ans file
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What is ans file?
An ans file extension is associated with the ANSI Art text file format.
ans file description
The ans file extension is related to ANSI art, a computer artform that was widely used at one time on BBSes.
It is similar to ASCII art, but constructed from a larger set of 256 letters, numbers, and symbols — all codes found in IBM code page 437, often referred to as extended ASCII and used in MS-DOS environments.
ANSI art also contains special ANSI escape sequences that color text with the 16 foreground and 8 background colors offered by ANSI.SYS, an MS-DOS device driver loosely based upon the ANSI X3.64 standard for text terminals.
Some ANSI artists take advantage of the cursor control sequences within ANSI X3.64 in order to create animations, commonly referred to as ANSImations.
Software that will open ans file
NotePad++ text editorA free source code and text editor for Windows
TextEditThe default text editor in Mac OS X
Other ans file extensions
ans - ANSYS model data
Files with ans file extension can also be found as model data used by applications developed by ANSYS.
ans - HotDocs answer file
Files with ans extension may also potentially be answer data documents generated using HotDocs software solution.
ans - Microsoft Word text and layout data
An ans file extension is related to the Microsoft Word word processor distributed as a part of Microsoft Office.