.CNV File Extension

Canvas 6-8 Drawing File

Developer ACD Systems
2.6  |  10 Votes

What is a CNV file?

Canvas drawing format used by versions 6 through 8; can contain both vector graphics and raster graphics, but typically includes mainly vector images.

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Previous versions of Canvas use the .CVS file extension, while later versions use the .CVX extension.

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Programs that open CNV files

Office Converter File

Developer Microsoft
3.0  |  1 Vote

A CNV file may also be a converter file used by programs in the Microsoft Office suite, such as Microsoft Word. Office programs use CNV files to open documents saved in supported but non-default formats.

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Microsoft Office programs can open many types of documents that are not saved in the programs' default file formats. For example, Microsoft Word can open some documents that are not saved in the .DOCX format.

To open these documents, Office programs use CNV files to convert the documents to an Office-supported format. These CNV files are typically stored in the following directory:

C:/​Program Files/​Common Files/​Microsoft Shared/​TextConv

NOTE: If you have Nuance applications (such as Nuance PDF Converter) installed on your PC, you may receive error messages related to Microsoft Word's CNV files. Nuance has posted a solution to this issue.

How to open a CNV file

CNV files are not meant to be opened.

Programs that open or reference CNV files

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