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TEXT files: what are they and how do I open them?

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.text file type #1: Basic text document

Various text files that can be read with any text editor typically use the text file extension.

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simple text file (.text or .txt) is a file that contains only plain text without any special formatting, images or other non-text data. It can be opened and edited with any text editor. 

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NotePad++ text editor

A free source code and text editor for Windows

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TextEdit

The default text editor in MacOS

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gedit

The official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

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Sublime Text

A sophisticated source code editor for programmers

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Sublime Text for Mac

A sophisticated Mac source code editor for programmers

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Sublime Text for Linux

A sophisticated Linux source code editor for programmers

MIDI to TXT online converter

An online converter for MIDI format

DAMN NFO Viewer

One of the many text viewers and editors

ABC Amber Text Converter

A text format conversion utility

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Microsoft Windows NotePad

The basic simple text editor included in Microsoft Windows operating systems

.text file type #2: ArchiCAD for MAC Geometric Description Language object

A gdl file extension is related to the ArchiCAD, a CAD solution and used for its Geometric Description Language.

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The gdl (.text file extension) is a binary data which may contain one or more text tags.

The GDL (Geometric Description Language) is Graphisoft's parametric object definition language. It is invented for ArchiCAD and used in many other applications.

The GDL defines a 3D model, a 2D model, property data, a user interface and a parameter handler.

All the above definitions can be parametric. A GDL object is a container for the GDL scripts, default parameters, optional binary data and additional information (eg. a preview image).

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ArchiCAD

One of the architecture CAD software programs

.text file type #3: Markdown markup language file

Files with text extension is used by Markdown markup language. 

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The text file extension is associated with files that contains data in Markdown markup language. Markdown is a lightweight markup language, to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

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Markdown

A text to HTML conversion program

Microsoft Windows NotePad icon

Microsoft Windows NotePad

The basic simple text editor included in Microsoft Windows operating systems

NotePad++ text editor icon

NotePad++ text editor

A free source code and text editor for Windows

TextEdit icon

TextEdit

The default text editor in MacOS

gedit icon

gedit

The official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment

.text file type #4: yBook text

A text file extension is associated with the yBook and used for its text files.

Further details:

The text file extension is related to the yBook, an e-book reading software for Microsoft Windows operating system, developed by Spacejock Software.

The text file stores text document used by yBook.

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yBook

A freeware ebook reading software

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.text" has the file extension "text". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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