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.MW File Extension

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File Type 1Maple Worksheet

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CategoryData Files


This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.


Worksheet created with Maple, a technical computing software program; may include advanced mathematics equations, graphs, plots, animations, user comments, and other data; encoded in an XML format.

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NOTE: MW files are created by Maple 9 and later. Previous versions saved worksheets with an .MWS extension.

Program(s) that open .MW files
Updated 8/18/2009

File Type 2MacWrite Text Document

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CategoryText Files


File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


Text document created by MacWrite, the first word processing program available for the Macintosh; contains text, font styles, and basic page formatting information.

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NOTE: MacWrite, AppleWorks, and ClarisWorks have been discontinued.

Program(s) that open .MW files
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Apple MacWrite
Apple ClarisWorks
Apple AppleWorks
Updated 8/10/2014