.DWD File Extension

DavkaWriter File

Developer Davka Corporation
2.4  |  20 Votes

What is a DWD file?

A DWD file is a document created by DavkaWriter, an English and Hebrew word processor. Like a .DOCX file, a DWD file can contain formatted text, images, and shapes. Unlike most DOCX files, at least some of the text a DWD file contains is likely written in Hebrew.

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The Davka Corporation publishes software products that promote Jewish customs and traditions, as well as the Hebrew language. To that end, the company's word processing program, DavkaWriter, supports both English and Hebrew writing. For example, it includes a Hebrew dictionary, thesaurus, and translation tool.

Documents saved in DavkaWriter are typically saved as DWD files. However, different versions of DavkaWriter use different versions of the DWD format. For example, if you share a DWD file created in a newer version of DavkaWriter with someone who uses an old version of the program, they may not be able to open the file. To circumvent this problem, you must export your file in the old version of the DWD format (by selecting File → Export and exporting as the DavkaWriter, Older Version file type).

How to open a DWD file

You can open a DWD file in DavkaWriter (Windows, Mac). If your document was created by a newer version of DavkaWriter, and you are attempting to open the file in an older version, it may not open. In that case, you (or the person who created the DWD file) must use the newer version of DavkaWriter to export the file in the older DWD format.

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Programs that open DWD files

DiamondWare Digitized Audio

Developer DiamondWare
2.0  |  8 Votes

A DWD file may also be an audio file saved in the DiamondWare Digitized format. It likely contains a sound effect used by a video game. Several video games published in the early 1990s included DWD audio files.

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Video game developers created DWD files with the DiamondWare Sound Toolkit, a software development kit (SDK) used primarily to make video game music and sound effects. Developers Keith Weiner and Erik Lorenzen created the DiamondWare Sound Toolkit.

How to open a DWD file

You can use FMJ-Software Awave Studio (Windows) to open DWD files. Awave Studio allows you to play, edit, and convert the audio a DWD file contains.

How to convert a DWD file

Using FMJ-Software Awave Studio, you can convert the audio a DWD file contains to the following formats (and many others):

  • .AAC - Advanced Audio Coding
  • .AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
  • .M4A - MPEG-4 Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .WAV - WAVE Audio

Programs that open DWD files


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