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.TAB File Extension

File Type 1Tab Separated Data File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.9 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a TAB file?

Text file that contains a table of data in which columns are separated by tabs; can be imported by most spreadsheet programs, which will format the data into cells.

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More often seen with a .TSV extension.

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Programs that open TAB files
Windows
Microsoft Excel 2016
Any text editor
Mac
Microsoft Excel 2016
Updated 6/5/2009

File Type 2Typinator Set File

DeveloperErgonis Software
Popularity
3.5 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.TAB File Association 2

File referenced by Typinator, a typing shortcut program; contains typing abbreviations that can be added to these set files by the user.

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Typinator helps you type shortcuts instead of having to type the whole sentence. It's very useful when you have to repeatedly type the same sentence or phrase You can add to set files by creating abbreviations. Typinator also serves as an AutoCorrection tool for misspellings.

NOTE: Similar to the more common .TYSET file.

Programs that open TAB files
Updated 9/13/2013

File Type 3MapInfo TAB File

DeveloperPitney Bowes Software
Popularity
3.4 (16 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGIS Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.TAB File Association 3

GIS file saved by MapInfo, a desktop mapping program now owned by Pitney Bowes Software; saved using ASCII text and can contain references to spatial data files used for visualization as well as spatial data itself.

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TAB files are commonly used for storing geographical maps containing political boundaries, roads, water features, and other topological objects of interest.

Programs that open TAB files
Windows
Pitney Bowes MapInfo
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Golden Software Surfer
Golden Software Didger
GDAL
Updated 1/17/2012

File Type 4Guitar Tablature File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.3 (7 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.TAB File Association 4

Text file containing song lyrics and guitar tabs; typically a standard text file, but has the TAB extension to indicate it contains guitar tabs.

Programs that open TAB files
Windows
Any text editor
Mac
Any text editor
Updated 9/13/2013

.TAB Extension Information

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