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.RELS File Extension

File TypeOpen Office XML Relationships File

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryPage Layout Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

What is a RELS file?

File contained within Microsoft Open Office XML documents; contains XML specifications for how "parts" within a "package" are connected to form a document; saved in a _rels directory of an Open Office XML document.

More Information

Relationships within RELS files are declared using the XML syntax <Relationship Id="someID" Type="relationshipType" Target="targetPart"/>, where Id is the unique user-defined string, Type is the type of content, and Target is the target file used for the relationship.

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Programs that open RELS files
Windows
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Mac
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Updated 1/6/2010

About the file extension rels

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