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.TAB File Extension

File Type 1Typinator Set File

DeveloperErgonis Software
Popularity
4.3 (23 Votes)
CategoryData Files
FormatText

What is a TAB file?

A TAB file is a data file created by Typinator, a typing shortcut program for macOS. It contains a set of typing abbreviations and their associated words added by users. TAB files are referenced by Typinator to insert associated words when abbreviations are typed in documents, web browsers, and other programs on a computer.

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

NOTE: TAB files are similar to the more common .TYSET file.

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Programs that open TAB files
Updated 10/25/2019

File Type 2MapInfo TAB File

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

.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 3Tab Separated Data File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.1 (16 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

.TAB File Association 3

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.

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More often seen with a .TSV extension.

Programs that open TAB files
Updated 6/5/2009

File Type 4Guitar Tablature File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.0 (8 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

.TAB File Association 4

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

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