.MONOPIC File Extension
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What is a MONOPIC file?
A MONOPIC file is an image created by Helftone Monodraw, an ASCII art tool that lets users export the images they create as plain text. It contains a diagram, mind map, or other drawing a user created with Monodraw. MONOPIC files themselves are binary files, not plain text files.
Monodraw is a drawing tool available for macOS. It allows you to create diagrams, mind maps, banners, and art out of plain text elements. For example, you can create workflow diagrams comprised of plain text rectangles, text, arrows, and other elements. You can also add colors and embedded images to the drawings you create.
The program saves art creation projects as MONOPIC files. These files are not plain text files. They are binary files that you can open only in Monodraw. After you finish creating an image in Monodraw, you can export that image in the .TXT, .PNG, or .SVG format to view and use it outside Monodraw.
How to open a MONOPIC file
You can open a MONOPIC file with Helftone Monodraw (Mac). To do so, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your MONOPIC file.
How to convert a MONOPIC file
You can use Monodraw to convert a MONOPIC file to the .TXT (Plain Text), .PNG (Portable Network Graphic), or .SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. To do so, open your MONOPIC file in Monodraw and select File → Export... from the program's menu bar. Note that if you export to the TXT format, the image you created will no longer include colors, embedded images, and other non-plain text items.