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.TAB File Extension

File Type 1Typinator Set File

DeveloperErgonis Software
Popularity
3.9 (8 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a TAB file?

A TAB file is a data file created by Typinator, a typing shortcut program. It contains one or more typing abbreviations and their associated words, which are referenced by Typinator.

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Typinator is a program used to increase your typing efficiency. It allows you to type shortcuts instead of whole sentences, which is especially helpful when you have to repeatedly type the same sentence or phrase. Typinator also serves as an AutoCorrection tool for misspellings.

NOTE: Similar to the more common .TYSET file.

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Programs that open TAB files
Updated 9/18/2017

File Type 2MapInfo TAB File

DeveloperPitney Bowes Software
Popularity
3.4 (20 Votes)
CategoryGIS Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.TAB File Association 2

GIS file saved by MapInfo, a desktop mapping program now owned by Pitney Bowes Software; saved using ASCII text and can contain references to spatial data files used for visualization as well as spatial data itself.

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TAB files are commonly used for storing geographical maps containing political boundaries, roads, water features, and other topological objects of interest.

Programs that open TAB files
Updated 1/17/2012

File Type 3Guitar Tablature File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.3 (7 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.TAB File Association 3

Text file containing song lyrics and guitar tabs; typically a standard text file, but has the TAB extension to indicate it contains guitar tabs.

Programs that open TAB files
Windows
Any text editor
Mac
Any text editor
Updated 9/13/2013

File Type 4Tab Separated Data File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.2 (14 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.TAB File Association 4

Text file that contains a table of data in which columns are separated by tabs; can be imported by most spreadsheet programs, which will format the data into cells.

More Information

More often seen with a .TSV extension.

Programs that open TAB files
Updated 6/5/2009

About TAB Files

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