.ANS File Extension

2 file types use the .ans file extension.
File Type 1

ANSI Text File

Developer N/A
3.7  |  25 Votes
Category Text Files
Format Text

What is an ANS file?

Text document graphic based on the ANSI text standard; may also be used to store text graphics, which uses characters to display images in a text document.

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Programs that open ANS files

Included with OS
Updated February 12, 2007
File Type 2

HotDocs Binary Answer File

Developer HotDocs
2.7  |  3 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is an ANS file?

File created by HotDocs, a document preparation application; saves "answers" that can be used for filling fields in a HotDocs form document (.HFD or .HPD file); saved using binary formatting whereas the newer .ANX format uses XML formatting.

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NOTE: ANS files were used primarily by older versions of HotDocs. However, recent versions still support saving and loading ANS files in addition to ANX files.

Programs that open ANS files

Updated July 7, 2011

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