.SHW File Extension

2 file types use the .shw file extension.

Corel Presentation

Developer Corel
2.6  |  12 Votes

What is an SHW file?

An SHW file is a slide show or presentation created by Corel Presentations, a presentation application for Windows included with the WordPerfect Office suite. It contains slides that may include text, images, and other media.

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Screenshot of a .shw file in Corel Presentations 2021
SHW file open in Corel Presentations 2021

Presentations is included with the Corel WordPerfect Office suite, along with the Quattro Pro and WordPerfect programs. You may use it in home, academic, and business environments to create and present business reviews, quarterly financial reports, academic presentations, marketing plans, vacation photos, and training slides.

The application is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, providing many of the same features. Its proprietary format is the Corel SHW format, which is a working file that can be saved, closed, and then re-opened for further editing.

The software can save presentations in various formats. You can choose the format you want to save the presentation in by selecting File → Save As..., then select the "File type" dropdown menu. Some possible formats besides SHW include PowerPoint .PPTX or .PPT, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP, .EMF, and .TGA files.

Common SHW Filenames

SlideShow1.shw - The default name given to a new SHW file by Presentations.

How to open an SHW file

You can open SHW files with Corel Presentations in Windows. To open an SHW file with Presentations, select File → Open....

You can also use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows and macOS) to open SHW files.

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Programs that open SHW files

MagicQ Show File

Developer Chamsys
3.0  |  4 Votes

An SHW file may also be a show created by MagicQ, a presentation program used to configure lights and media playback for concerts. It contains a show, which includes show settings, palettes, cues, patch, and cue stack data.

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The SHW file is the main file type used by MagicQ. The program creates the file when you choose to save your show from the menu in the program or button on the console. The file is compatible with all MagicQ products and can be transferred between MaqicQ consoles and Windows, macOS (OS X), or Linux MagicQ programs. Also, the file is supported by all versions of MagicQ regardless of the version of MagicQ that created the file.

Programs that open SHW files


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